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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Destination address/transaction keeps switching

So, a few weeks ago I sent a BTC transaction out of my atomic wallet with stupidly low fee. Realised my mistake and have been been waiting on it dropping out since. Finally showed back in my wallet so ...
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Safe way to create a mnemonic and address in golang

I have been looking over internet in the different repos of btcsuite but had no luck in finding a way to generate a 12 word mnemonic and convert this to an address using the go language. It needs also ...
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Is https://wincoindc.com is a scam website? [duplicate]

I was scammed by https://wincoindc.com. One of whatsapp user from China asked me for investment on CDC coin in wincoindc.com wallet. So I sent her BTC and she gave other coin in wincoindc.com wallet. ...
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Generating Multiple Addresses

Most wallets these days generate a set number of addresses when you create the wallet. For example, Electrum creates 30. But what if you need more? I know from talking to a LOT of people that there is ...
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If Cryptocurrency offers anonymity, why is it considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions?

A paper by titled An Analysis of Bitcoin’s Use in Illicit Finance discusses how Cryptocurrency is considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions. In ...
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Nbitcoin's BitcoinPubKeyAddress not recognizing native segwit addresses

I'm trying to build a transaction using Nbitcoin. When I run this line there is an error parsing the address. It runs fine with segwit addresses starting with a 1, but not native segwit. Using System; ...
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Libbitcoin How to generate addresses on demand from xpub?

Well, I am really new to this. Just installed libbitcoin and I am reading trough the wiki and everything. Could someone really quick hint me how to generate addresses whenever I want from xpub that ...
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Bitcoin-qt getnewaddress returns address starting with 2

I am expecting it starts with '3' the the results below: getnewaddress "" "p2sh-segwit" 2NFcKJTPZs1syYhwaBkXty6Vt6FEKxD3HTC Is this because I am running on a private block chain?
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BTC on blockchain

I see my Wallet address on the Blockchain but it says spent and what does that mean? It did not arrive to the wallet i sent it too! I need it to be located and returned or sent to the wallet i gave.
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How to extract all info for a public address from a local full node's db?

I recently started running bitcoind on a local Debian host, and I am still learning how to use the information in the local copy of the bitcoin blockchain. I would like to extract all the information ...
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Address reuse, cold storage and private keys [duplicate]

I was going through some old posts regarding address reuse and came across a few remarks I wasn't aware of, and want to make sure I understood correctly. I knew address reuse wasn't the best for ...
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Can i still use the old address to recieve Bitcoin with Bitcoin.com Wallet

I tried Cloud Minning recently And I use Bitcoin.com Wallet to register bitcoinonlinepool.com, today I accidentally press the change address button, will my account still able to recieve Bitcoin? Btw, ...
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How are Electrum addresses connected to my private key?

I've started using Electrum and created my first wallet. I saved the private key seed on a piece of paper. I also created a new address by going to the Receive tab and clicking "New Address"....
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What prevent someone to not use the receiver address of one transaction as the sender in another one?

Title may be confusing you, and to be honest I am also confused how things work and I am new to this crypto world so sorry in advance if I am not using the correct words. I try to explain : Let say ...
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On the Bitcoin wallet app for Android

I can't switch between addresses so any coin I have in other wallets isn't accessible. Does anyone know how to solve this? It's the app with the bitcoin symbol on a yellow circle background for ...
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Is receiving address description public domain?

Exploring Electrum and see that I can add a description when generating a receiving address. The description cannot be edited later... would you happen to know why? And is that description public ...
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Found a Privat Key but the length does not fit

Hi i have a found a txt file on the pc of my grandpa when i copy the old pics on USB, it was in the pics folder hidden, it is a Bitcoin address 2 adresses and every has a private key, but it match not ...
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Why does Electrum keep creating receiving addresses?

Everytime I open Electrum up, a new address for receiving is generated. Why is this happening? Is it supposed to generate so many addresses? I have over 20 receiving address at the moment. This seems ...
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Which address should be used to send the money as target?

We operate a market, there are sellers and buyers. Seller has Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets. Seller give us the Xpub. Which address should be used as destination, when buyer wants to send money ...
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How convert Bitcoin Privat Key Compression to public address?

This script gets the public address from the uncompressed private key. import ecdsa import hashlib import base58 private_key = input("privatekey: ") # ...
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Is the public address for Tesla's wallet known?

I understand if this isn't likely the place. It has been all over the news that Tesla has bought 1.5 billion in bitcoin. I'm curious if tesla's public wallet address(es) are known? If they are not ...
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Unconfirmed transaction and expired address help

I have one unconfirmed transaction and now the expired address. I cannot abandon the transition because the writing is gray, +24h hours have passed (the arrival was expected in 8 hours...) and no ...
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Bitcoin Address Expired

so I sent bitcoin to an address before it expired but before it could expire it didn't arrive to that address yet, would it still reach that address anyways or is it that when the address expires that ...
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Is it safest to double check my new bitcoin address never showed up in the Ledger (the blockchain) before?

I just noticed in my Coinbase Pro, I can click deposit, BTC, and get a brand new address every time. It probably is due to "address is very cheap". It can be just a new pair of private key ...
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How wallet handles different cryptocurrencies? [closed]

As far as I know, wallet stores private and public keys and calculate balance according to that. Suppose a wallet(Single cryptocurrency) has 3 keys (private,public). Wallet will find UTXO's connected ...
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Can we think of an address a mini-account, and is re-useable and disposable?

Can we think of an address as a mini-account, and we can keep on using one, or we can use many to add privacy to our activities, and we can transfer or sell the bitcoins in it and make them empty and ...
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How to view addresses previously shown by Bitcoin QT console

I want to be able to compare receive and change addresses that are provided by watch-only wallet providers like Specter and Electrum with Bitcoin Core (not something like Ian Coleman's tool). I ...
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I've read that bitcoin addresses are never destroyed, but do they get recycled/reassigned?

What happens to old bitcoin addresses? I've read that they never get destroyed, but do they get reassigned? The story is I sent some bitcoin to an exchange using an address I've used with them before, ...
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is it possible to deposit bitcoin into an address without making the address public?

I thought one safe way to keep a bitcoin "cold" and safe is to not show its address ever to the public. However, let's say if I create an address, so that means I create a pair of public and ...
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Please help out I send 109k to my client he was able to receive $50,000 please help

I send a bitcoin transaction of all coin my wallet which is $109,180 to my client wallet address giving to me. But he received $50,000 in is wallet address. And I sent all the coin my of 109180. ...
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Is using different addresses for bitcoin similar to having different email addresses?

I first got quite confused about having different "addresses" to get or send bitcoins. But is it as simple as, we can have different email addresses: molly.rosie@gmail.com peterpan123@gmail....
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I need help with an bitcoin open book exam

I am completely new to bitcoin and by extension cryptocurrency, but I am slowly getting my head around certain things. My problem is I am currently doing an open book exam and I am free to use any ...
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Bitcoin.text into Electrum issue with “0014” addresses

I am currently retrieving an old wallet. Which may have recieved btc from another wallet from around 2012/Be the old wallet. While copying in to Electrum to create a new wallet using Import bitcoin ...
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How does change address interact with original address

change address is an additional address inside a wallet, which u can create with a raw transaction with 2 outputs. What I want to know is how does this change address interact with the (for a lack of ...
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What does it means “get a new address and then make the Bitcoin offline” and make it extremely secure?

I have been reading about Bitcoin, and one thing was about making Bitcoin extremely secure, which is to get a new address so that nobody knows, and then making it offline right away? Is it like 0.01 ...
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How to get input and output address in a transaction with blocksci?

I have downloaded bitcoin core and have parsed it with blocksci. I want to get the data about the inputs and outputs of each transaction like this: import blocksci chain = blocksci.Blockchain('./btc....
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Fees for Multisig Addreses Twice as High as Standard Address?

Based on my research the cost to transfer funds from a 2/3 MultiSig address to any other address (be it a standard or MultiSig address) is approx. 2 x the cost of transferring funds from a standard ...
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Aren't the Bitcoin receive addresses the public keys?

These public keys are easy enough for anyone to obtain from a Bitcoin address. Source: https://youtu.be/h7baD335hCw?t=598 ... What? Aren't the receive addresses in fact the "public keys"?
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Mnemonics but for Public addresses

Are there any implemented ways for turning addresses into human-readable word(s)? If not, why? I.e., are there any known technological issues in implementing this? Thanks
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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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address information

a person is trying to get me to transfer 500.00 in bitcoin to an address. The address doesn't have any balance, known input, repeated input, tags, or website appearances, total received, last known ...
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how to find name wallet with a btc adress

I sent Bitcoin from one address to another, but I no longer remember the name of the digital currency wallet. Is there any way to find out its name using a Bitcoin address? please help me
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What does it mean ''Unconfirmed change may be issued''?

After i send some BTC the left over BTC came back and goes to a new Address in my Wallet, how come ? What does it mean ''Unconfirmed change may be issued'' ?
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Why do bitcoin: URLs not use “//”, breaking “clickability”?

I want to have something like this in a plaintext e-mail: Pay directly: bitcoin:addresshere?amount=0.001&label=Blablabla&message=Blablabla But if I do that, it won't be "clickable", ...
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Bitcoin address types and specific prefix [duplicate]

I know that there are 3 major types of address types: Legacy (P2PKH) start with: 1 Compatible (P2SH) start with 3 Native Segwit (Bech32) start with bc1 more inforamtion here: Pros and Cons of each ...
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Wallet address provider [duplicate]

Is there a way to search and recover a wallet with the wallet address? I can't remember what wallet provider that I used to send some cryptocurrencys to and all I have is the wallet address. Like is ...
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How many BTC addresses have balance in them?

Of all the possible BTC addresses, how many have balance in them? And what percentage of the total possible addresses is that?
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What is the relationship between a Bitcoin Private Key / Public Key / Address?

What is the relationship between a Bitcoin Private Key / Public Key / Address? I see that a private key / public key pair is generated, but is there a possibility of generating a private key already ...
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'Create a new receiving address' is greyed out, why?

on the new wallet I created the button for 'create new receiving address' is greyed out. I've tried looking for answers over several places but most the guides and posts are outdated. Also the wallet ...
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How can I determine the address from a private key?

From the steps in the wiki, take this example private key: 0C28FCA386C7A227600B2FE50B7CAE11EC86D3BF1FBE471BE89827E19D72AA1D When I import this into Electrum, I find these values: Address: ...

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