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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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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How to monitor thousands of bitcoin address transactions [closed]

I've developed a cryptocurrency payment gateway application, which generate new addresses for users and all addresses are stored in database,i need a some way to monitor transactions. I implemented a ...
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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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Can I change current receiving address in Bitcoin Wallet app?

I download Bitcoin Wallet app. I receive BTC on first address (old type), but after some time second address (bech-32) became "this is you current address for receiving". Can I change ...
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How to get sender address from transaction with JSON RPC?

I'm using JSON-RPC call to connect to local bitcoin node on my clouding server. I could get all transactions with wallet name by using gettransactions. Now I need to get sender's address for each ...
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What happened to my coins, balance account is zero … hacked?

Yesterday I was surprised to seen that my wallet drop to zero by this transaction id : 504ebc5aa9c6dcdbfadfd97ccd47a289a309d829530e529e558b715563c4ec3b It seems the adress : ...
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How to generate new wallet address per token

I'm using getnewaddress bitcoin-cli function to generate wallet addresses but i need one address per token. Is it possible to use a parameter like seed for random numbers to get the same address when ...
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How Bitcoin decide which scriptPubKey use?

I'm studying Bitcoin protocol, and I'm able to create address by my bash script. The addresses "P2PKH" and "P2PK" have the same procedure. Compressed or uncompressed public key – ...
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When, and why did people use 1-starting P2PKH address to represent bare-pubkey P2PK outputs?

I notice that some web blockchain explorer, like https://blockstream.info, doesn't show the famous "Satoshi's bitcoin genesis address" (1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa) for me in the ...
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Transactions with Bitcoin Mockup/Method

As I haven't got many resources I am unable to test this method however before I spend the time investing in servers and such, I would like to show my idea as to how I will be handling a payments ...
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Regarding Stuck Bitcoin [duplicate]

I made a mistake in Set my Fee to low and it has been stuck for 9 days. What can I do someone please help? I just need some help regarding this matter. I'm a first time user and I just want to make ...
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Re-use change address as a receive address

Technically speaking, is it possible to reuse a change address from a previous transaction and make it a receive address? What are the pros and cons of doing so? This does look like a bad privacy ...
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Can a single wallet generate (and use) both SegWit and non-SegWit addresses?

Is a Segwit wallet able to generate and use non-Segwit addresses? I'm using Bitpay's Bitcore to create wallets and generate new addresses for the users of my platform. I'm also using Bitcore-wallet-...
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Can you help me see if I have an old Bitcoin account? [closed]

I set up an crypto account & had different coins in it, but the computer died, updated to a current machine. Have also changed from AOL to Gmail, that was around 98 or 99, if that gives you any ...
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Compatibility questions regarding Native Segwit addresses

I have a question regarding Native Segwit addresses. I understand that those addresses are more efficient and that you save on fees when you send BTC from them. However, does it matter which type of ...
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Accidentally reused bitcoin address

I've understood that address reuse undermines privacy and potentially also security in the future. Recently though, I accidentally reused the same public address when receiving funds from an exchange. ...
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Version prefix used for Bech32 addresses

I was compiling a table for Version prefix (hex) and Base-58 result's prefix for different types of Bitcoin addresses. I came across the content here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/...
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Attacker Changing Address to Receive Block Reward [duplicate]

A miner creates a block B which contains address α, on which he wants to receive his rewards. An attacker changes block B, such that instead of α it defines a new address α’, which is controlled by ...
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Is there any available way to discover/find the public key of a specific address?

Is there any way to discover/ find out the public key of a specific bitcoin address? If not, are there any available tools online to help find the public key of a specific bitcoin address?

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