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Questions tagged [address]

This tag should be used for Bitcoin addresses. A Bitcoin address is an encoding of the hash of an ECDSA public key or a script. Knowledge of this value allows a user to send Bitcoins to another person over the network. Bitcoin addresses begin with a '1', '3', or 'bc1'. Not to be confused with mailing addresses or IP addresses.

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I tried to withdraw coins from Binance but they were lost on the blockchain. I need help from an expert

I really need some help from someone with a lot of knowledge and experience with crypto trading. I tried to withdraw LTC from my Binance account recently, but I mistakenly used a BTC "receive ...
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How to create a Bech32 address from a public key?

What are the steps to create a Bech32 address from an ECDSA public key? Bitcoin wiki has a nice step-by-step guide to create an address from a public key but what about Bech32 addresses? I've read ...
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Sending bitcoins to a “Sending address” in Bitcoin Core

I'm trying to understand some basic concepts in the Bitcoin Core (v.0.15.1) and in the bitcoin "world". I'm using a testnet, and used https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/ to send some bitcoins to a "...
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Can I retrieve funds in a derived address with a high index?

I sent funds to a derived address, but I didn't know about the gap limit and how the addresses should be used incrementally. I've used a huge value for the index but wallets only check the first few ...
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Why is my segwit private key generating a 3 address vs a bc1 address like how I originally generated?

I have the following btc private key that I generated from another application: 5KCPzu4tEAnFqwLrXUbW3GKMDSnUYY8CMie2HMRuHouSvrFhXA9 That application gives me the following segwit address: ...
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Creating a new electrum 3 wallet file with an imported segwit private key

I have a segwit private key that I generated from another app. How can I create a new electrum wallet file with just this private key in there? I tried creating a new electrum 3 wallet with this ...
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Ripple secret key

I am adding Ripple to my HD Wallet. To be compatible with other HD wallet, I need to use bip32/bip44 paths. So I will use such approaches: https://github.com/iancoleman/bip39 https://github.com/...
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Viewing total number of coins mined for an Altcoin

I am a newbie to crypt-currencies so for school, I forked a coin from litecoin to help me understand how it works and so far, I got it to work using a VPS with some other friends mining on it. I am ...
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Can you give me an example of a wallet address [closed]

Bitcoin wallet address can anyone show me example
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Is there any way to tell if an address has been created on an exchange? (e.g., Coinbase)

I am wondering if there is any way to check that a bitcoin address was created on an exchange. For example, if I want to only interact with (send BTC to) people that have verified their identity (...
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Unable to decode input address

It seems that some transactions, although having "prev_out" field in their "inputs", does not have "addr" in the "prev_out", i.e. they do not have input address. What is this kind of transactions for? ...
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How are compressed PubKeys generated?

Just read this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/1715/ What is the process to generate compressed pub keys via ECDSA?
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Bitcoin Cash “Cash Address” format

What is "Cash Address" or "CashAddr"? Is that a new Bitcoin Cash address format?
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Public and private keys [closed]

How to generate public and private keys? And how to use that keys to send and receive bitcoins without using any wallet?
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Is it wrong to spend Bitcoin from someone else's wallet if my Bitcoin client generates the same address?

I know this scenario is extremely unlikely but what-if by chance I get the same Bitcoin address as another user and the user has hundreds or thousands of Bitcoins in his wallet, is it morally/legally ...
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How do I protect my paper wallet from use by a different human who has used a random generator?

Since millions of people use Bitcoin and Bitcoin Wallets that use their own addresses use several addresses per day, it is obvious that generators can generate the same characters for the Bitcoin ...
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Explain how to send bitcoins from multiple addresses to one

Let's assume that user has a wallet with 3 bitcoin addresses: A, B, C. The user received 1 BTC to address A, 1 BTC on address B, 1 BTC on address C. Now the user wants to send 3 BTC to another user. ...
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Can you send bitcoins together from the same wallet if they have been received via various different addresses?

What has been sent to your individual bitcoin addresses is supposedly recorded in the blockchain, but can you then send all of the combined bitcoins (that you received via various different addresses) ...
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I used the wallet out of sync and cannot find my adress

This is the first time I am buying BTC, I used my bitcoin core wallet out of sync to generate and address and then I shut down the PC after the full sync has been made. Now I cannot find the address ...
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Can a bitcoin exchange recover coins sent to a previous address used on said exchange?

In my case, I withdrew from my exchange account from wallet ABC (if I look up the trx on block explorer, it says it came from public key ABC). A few weeks later I went to deposit more money into my ...
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I have bitcoin address but not private key

I am new on bitcoin concept. Few days ago I started working on it. I got my bitcoin address from https://freebitco.in while starting working through this. After few days I imported my bitcoin address ...
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Does the version prefix of an address force the type of transactions the address may treat?

A Bitcoin address is created with Base58Check encoding and it requires a version prefix, such as 0x00 for a P2PKH(pay-to-public-key-hash) address, 0x05 for a P2SH(pay-to-script-hash) address. Does ...
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How can one verify the address you are sending BTC to

I've had an incident with an exchange that provides addresses to deposit BTC funds. For some unknown reason, the exchange is telling me they have never received the funds. I read the address with a QR ...
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How To Traverse Bitcoin Addresses in HD Wallet

It appears that there are many way to traverse Bitcoin addresses. I am looking best practice, and I am also looking for the documented logic of how common wallets do it so I can replicate their ...
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Bitcoin Address Workflow on Spend Leftovers

I need to understand the correct Bitcoin address workflow for transactions. I created an address a while back with a common wallet and sent some coin there. The address is at segwit m/49'/0'/0'/0/0. I ...
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How to move bitcoins to own wallet from other wallet

I am new to bitcoin community and I have a website where I want to collect payments through bitcoin or altcoins. For now I want to know that can I shift my bitcoins from one wallet to another wallet ...
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Sent Bitcoin to wrong email address on Coinbase.com

I sent some BTC on coinbase to another one of my own email addresses. But I later realized I don't have a coinbase account with this email. The status of the transaction says complete. Are they gone? ...
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Scamd by antminer.hk please help me [duplicate]

i have ben scamd for over 2258$ by antminer.hk Can I trace a Bitcoin wallet owner using their wallet address? or is ther any way i can get back my money. I have a new baby and i invested everything ...
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Can I use the same bitcoin address to receive more than one payment?

I used an old address I once used to receive a payment; can I still receive funds in that address even though the address on my bitcoin wallet has changed? The vendor claimed he made the payment but I ...
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If the bitcoin address changes every time, why there is more than one transaction for an address in the ledger?

I was checking a random address in blockchain.com, there are alot of transactions that is done over this address. While in the website it is mentioned that the address is changing everytime! So it ...
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Private key exported from Electrum, unable to recreate Address with Python

I have created a new Electrum wallet, and here is an address: 1JkZLnmFfpVFLT2ZMtKzc6BuXMdmY41EHA By right-clicking on it, I choose "Private key" which gives: ...
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Is “1Wh4bh” a valid Bitcoin address?

The bitcoin address 1Wh4bh looks so short. Is it even a valid address? If yes, can we send bitcoins to it?
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Is there any later version of Bitcoin address generation, than 1?

I'm looking for the technical details regarding the format and generation of Bitcoin addresses. I've found this article, “Technical background of version 1 Bitcoin addresses”, on the Bitcoin wiki, but ...
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Convert between String/Hex/Byte in Java for sha256 - wrong format?

I am trying to convert a bitcoin address and have the following code from here (Calculate Segwit address from public address, 2nd answer): Step1: $ printf 1L88S26C5oyjL1gkXsBeYwHHjvGvCcidr9 > adr....
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Java: Base58-encode String

I would like to Base58-encode this String: 56379c7bcd6b41188854e74169f844e8676cf8b8 My current Java code looks like this: String test9 = "56379c7bcd6b41188854e74169f844e8676cf8b8"; byte[...
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What underlying data structure is used to store wallet address on the blockchain?

I'm curious how websites like bitref.com can determine the balance of a bitcoin wallet very quickly. I understand that the blockchain stores every single transaction across the thousands of blocks, ...
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Can anyone explain this pseudocode to find a returning address?

I was reading a popular answer which explains how to find the address of the person who sent a transaction and the pseudocode in that answer does not make much sense to me. txid = <relevant ...
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Cryptocurrency with addresses that cannot collide?

I had originally posted the following question here: Is it possible to have a cryptocurrency based on email address? And now I have come across The Large Bitcoin Collider I have read on Bitcoin ...
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Help with Coinbase? Confused BCC address with BTC one

As a newbie a friend who owed me some money suggested I get Coinbase and let him pay me in bitcoin. I got the address but didn’t realize I got the address to my BCC wallet instead of bitcoin wallet. ...
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bip44 account discovery

In Bip44 "Account Discovery" section, there is following sentence: We scan just the external chains, because internal chains receive only coins that come from the associated external chains. (...
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Algorithm to go from seed to 20 (or more) addresses

I'm currently reading the Electrum sourcecode to figure out how to go from seed (12 words) to addresses (in usual format). Does someone have the big picture of this process in mind? More precisely I'...
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how to get the private key for an used address ?

I have used an address generated by Exodus wallet. whats happened is that my bitcoin confirmed but didn't receive any thing on Exodus wallet. I want now to import private key in another wallet. but ...
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Node doesn't find segwit transactions

I had to move around wallets and so on, and when I re-installed Knots (yeah I'm that edgy), it doesn't find the transactions to my segwit addresses. I can probably find the SW addresses somewhere, but ...
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How to set custom segwit change address in v0.15 Core via config

We generated segwit addressess via addwitnessaddress command in v0.15 core client. Therefore receiving funds to our segwit addresses. When spending those segwit UTXO, wallet creates a standard change ...
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Sent BTC to BCH address by accident [duplicate]

Posted elsewhere but I'll paste here too: I just tried to transfer BTC from Exodus to Coinbase but accidentally used the BCH address on coinbase and now I've lost all my funds. Any one got any sort of ...
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Bitcoin wallet address format representation

I want to send coins from my ether wallet to another bitcoin wallet that I have got. I entered my bitcoin wallet receiving address, but MyEtherWallet transaction convert it to another address format ...
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I've downloaded a Bitcoin Core, why it's recommended to use a new address for a new transaction? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to Bitcoin. I just downloaded a Bitcoin wallet "bitcoin core". And I have downloaded all the nodes (a lot of data, I believe it's the complete one). When I click the "Receive", I can ...
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Addresses versus unique addresses

So, according to blockchain.info there are roughly 942,000 unique addresses as of a few days ago. When I go to the Bitcoin Rich List on www.bitinfocharts.com it looks like there are 23+ million ...
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Bitcoins sent to address i cannot access, funds are unused Pls Help me get them back

So yesterday i was sending some bitcoin to deposit on my whaleclub.co account like i had done once previous before with no issues, although this time it is saying that my bitcoins were sent to a ...
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Do bitcoin addresses reveal my identity? [closed]

Is it recommended to use different addresses for transactions whenever possible? I have been told that a bitcoin address is similar to an email address. Is my total possession of Bitcoin visible on ...