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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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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Can I find a bitcoin wallet from an address directly from blockchain data? (not website)

For example https://www.walletexplorer.com/wallet/03457b955f9c055c/addresses shows all the addresses linked to wallet 03457b955f How do they do that? Thank you !!
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Public key management

There is something i am not sure to understand on bitcoin private/public keys and addresses. A new bitcoin user "U" first generates a private key. He can compute several public keys from ...
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Is there a way to a get a list of all address tags from Blockchain.com? (either by scrapping or API)

I am looking to get the most complete list of address association with entity names. I am thinking blockchain.com must have a good one but here https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tags?filter=8&offset=...
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Find the sender address specific date

What is the Senders address to this address in July 1, 2017 to 33ox8sprJPoz7C3doQmi3ArKqkfbPErfKy in totall 4 BTC
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Securely erase a previously used address from bitcoin-core

I'd like to completely delete an address from bitcoin-core, in such a way that someone who obtains all the data on my computer could not find out I ever used that address. Is it enough to delete ...
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How does bitcoin core calculate the local address score [duplicate]

For example, I have a node running with an ipv4 and an onion address, when I run the bitcoin-cli getnetwork info it have a field called score, and is unique per address. But, how the core calculate it?...
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Why is BIP32 root key different for different standards(purposes)?

When generating key on https://iancolemen.com/bip39/, the BIP32 Root Key changes as I change the derivation path tab, e.g. BIP32, BIP44, BIP39 etc. Why is this the case? Isn't BIP32 Root Key the m at ...
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How to extract all the bitcoin addresses with bitcoin-cli?

I am trying to get all existing addresses on the bitcoin blockchain with bitcoin-cli. It seems that I can get addresses from vout that are of type "pubkeyhash". If the type of vout is "...
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Is the first input in a transaction always the sender's?

I'm trying to figure out what the input address is from a transaction with multiple inputs. Can it safely be said that the first input in the inputs of the transaction is the sender's?
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How Many Clients Could Not Send to Bech32 Addresses?

For my client, I have set up a custom BTC payment solution using BTCPay Server. The wallets I have configured in BTCPay Server produce only bech32 (bc1xxx) addresses for payments (cheapest ...
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Bitcoin Core Address

Hi how can I look up my bitcoin-core address. I have generated multiple addresses to received bitcoins but when I look them up in a bitcoin explorer they do not show the balance I see in bitcoin core. ...
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how to generate bech32/segwit address from pubkey in golang

I am trying to generate bech32/segwit address in golang with the following code: var pubkey *btcec.PubKey address, err := btcutil.NewAddressPubKey(pubkey.SerializeCompressed(), chainParams) if err != ...
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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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Is it safe to say that all bitcoin that is mined is staying in the bitcoin adresses that is generated between 2^0 and 2^256?

We know that bitcoin adresses are generated with a 256 bit number(the amount of multiplication that is used on secp256k1 curve). So there can be 2^256 addresses at most where all the bitcoin sits on. ...
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signmessage and verifymessage CLI commands not accepting Address from getnewaddress?

I am trying the following commands on my v0.19.0.1 Core implementation: CLI signmessage $(CLI getnewaddress) <message> and the identical CLI signmessagewithprivkey $(bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey $(...
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How can a user or wallet have multiple addresses at all if out of a private key can be generated only a single public key?

A user of a wallet, regardelss of a version of a wallet, can generate as many addresses as he wants, right? Since an address is basically a public key, and in "private-public key" ...
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Can I recover btc sent to an incorrect address? (electrum)

So I have an electrum wallet and I sent about $150 in btc to it. That all worked but when I tried to send it to another address, it didn't go through. Looking at the transaction, the btc went to an ...
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I sent money to myself with Bisq, but I have not recieved it?

I sent money to my own wallet address, from my wallet on Bisq. I did not receive the money, even though the payment is completed and has a check mark. In transaction, it shows just a withdrawn, ...
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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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Electrum wallet address not showing

I've just installed the electrum wallet accordingly said by every other website but wasn't able to find my wallet address under the receiving tab or anywhere as mentioned over the internet. Also what ...

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