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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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 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 Verification Failed / View on Tresor Address don't Match

Using LTC wallet on new Trezor. On "Receive Payment" tab, clicking eyeball icon, the address shown on the Trezor does not match the address shown on screen. What gives? Did I already get hacked?
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How To get Address Public Key from Account XPUB?

I am little bit confused or not able to get the right Address Node Public key from Account XPUB. What I have done : Get the Account XPUB [78Bytes] SHA-256 SHA-256 Again Created Extended XPUB (XPUB ...
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How can someone lose funds in Lightning Network?

In Bitcoin once you own a private key associated with an address that has bitcoins on it, your funds are theoretically safe forever. But on the Lightning Network, I see that once you send bitcoin to ...
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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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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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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 does one checks which customer made a payment?

One question I'm not able to properly answer when asked is How exactly can the blockchain verify the identity of the user without a centralized trusted party such as VeriSign? I know this is done ...
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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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How are different Addresses generated from the same Private key?

I was reading in the "Technical background of version 1 Bitcoin addresses" that addresses are a function of the private key. More or less: Private Key -> Public Key -> Address If the Public ...
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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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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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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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Convert WIF to Witness PubKey Hash Address in Go

How can WIF be easily converted to WitnessPubKeyHash in Go? We need to get the public key from WIF and than calculate witness program as ripemd160(sha256(compressed_pub_key)). But is there a ...
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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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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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What exactly is an address in bitcoin

Here is what I've understood of bitcoin: Everybody has a public and private key. If A sends bitcoins to B: B is generating an address and sends it to A This addresses are generated for each ...
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How to monitor Bitcoin address for new transactions?

I have some generated Bitcoin addresses which I want to monitor for newly received transactions, I have a full node but I don't want to import those addresses to the node's wallet. I don't want to use ...
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How to check if one transactions is from the same wallet (public key) as a previous one

I wonder how to figure out whether one Bitcoin transaction is from the same wallet (public key) as any previous transaction in order to proof the ownership of a wallet.
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public key generated when importing PK different from original pub key

I used bitcoin core (latest 0.19) to create some addresses offline. When I dumped the privkey I was surprised to see all of them starting with L2 (and the addresses with 3), but I went for it. I take ...
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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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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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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 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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Safest way to validate typo

Let's assume that I have small crypto exchange site called "MyExchangeWebsite". It works like this: user creates ETH-BTC order, specifies his BTC address and sends ETH to my ETH address, I ...
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What is the chance of someone (randomly) finding the private key for an existing Bitcoin address?

Say I have created a paper wallet with one bitcoin address in a vault. What are chances that someone else will find the private key for this wallet? Related: what are the chances of vanitygen address ...
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Calculate Unspent using private keys

Can we calculate unspent of addresses which are generated from other node server if we are having private/public key of those addresses?
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How to get balance history of a bitcoin address using BCOIN node

Is there any way to get history balance of an address. Balance is unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs). I am using BCOIN node. Bcoin has given a API for /coin/address/:address but it is giving ...
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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 to send bitcoins from one address to another without wallet

I generated btc address and put some coins into it. Now I want to send coins to another address. I can't find any infomation about how I can do it. I don't have wallet, I only have address: public key ...
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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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I need a few lines of python to make WIF addresses

I have code which generates WIF keys from hex keys. It just need a few more lines to generate WIF addresses. ------------------------ import binascii, hashlib, base58, sys def convert(z): ...
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Trying to locate my bitcoins

I was working with a broker, now my "bitcoins" are in "blockchain", and I have no trace. How do I find them? How do I find said blockchain and bitcoins ?
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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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ECDSA x,y coordinate validity verification doesn't seem to work

The ECDSA algorithm, secp256k1 for Bitcoin allegedly uses the equation y ^ 2 = x ^ 3 + 7 mod P to determine the validity of an alleged point upon the elliptical curve. Utilizing http://web2.0calc....
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API for large number of queries to different addresses every few minutes

I have an application that needs to makes queries to get address balances and transaction data from Bitcoin. What are some possible solutions to this? It would be great if I didn't have to manage a ...
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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 you send a transaction from non-native segwit to native(bech32) segwit address? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a wallet with a non-native segwit address (prefixed with 3- like multisig). Can I send my utxos from this address to a native segwit (bech32) address?
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Retrieve Bitcoin wallet details

We have a bitcoin wallet which we tried to update as it was dormantfor some 8 years plus but we were unable to do so as we haven’t got the Bitcoin wallet details. Is there any way of retrieving my ...
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Convert public address to large integer

I need single integer converted from public BTC address. Is it enough to Base58Check decode the address and I will get hex/binary format of that integer or do I need to do something more? What will be ...
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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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How is it possible to launder bitcoins?

Some services, such as bitcoinlaundry.com, claim that they can launder your bitcoins. Since all bitcoin transactions are publicly logged, how is this done? Wouldn't it be possible to trace back the ...
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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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