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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What does sigscript and witness mean?

I tried using the R scanner from the following link https://github.com/ca333/rng-scanner/blob/master/rscan.py, then I got results like this Bitcoin Address : 3EZ5yV5FARDqEZTXzwWNt33XLVhv7hqAS2 R: ...
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Naming in segwit script

I have some doubts about naming in witness script/transaction. P2SH-P2WSH (multisig) WITNESS_SCRIPT = OP_3 <public key1> <public key2> <public key3> <OP_2> (is it witness ...
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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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Getting mass addresses current balance

How can i get the current balance of massive addresses? I'm getting address balances now on blockchain.info but I need to check about 1000 of addresses in one minute. The issue is that they blocking ...
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Why importing private key from one HD wallet to another doesn't restore the balance?

I've seen similar questions here but didn't find an answer I look for a private key in Exodus, for example, and import it to Jaxx and I don't see my balance correctly So my questions is, do all HD ...
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Checksum P2WSH failed

My goal is replicate the same P2WSH of https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0173 tb1qrp33g0q5c5txsp9arysrx4k6zdkfs4nce4xj0gdcccefvpysxf3q0sl5k7 I'm able to generate the "first" part before checksum. ...
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Can I see the address of my direct peer?

Can I see the bitcoin address (pkh) of my directly connected peers? I'm asking this question because if I can, I can deanonymize my peers given their IP addresses (from the TCP header) right? If ...
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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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What are the potential attacks against ECDSA that would be possible if we used raw public keys as addresses?

According to this answer about why addresses are hashes rather than public keys there are potential attacks that are possible if you have the public key rather than the address, what are these attacks?...
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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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Confusion about Addresses

I have a little bit confusion about addresses segwit and not segwit. I can see P2WPKH and P2WSH from this link https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0173, and they are segwit and start with bc (mainnet) or ...
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Electrum. Payto argument from_addr

I need to specify address to send from. I want to use option createnewaddress. And then send money from this addresse useing payto and from_addr option. When I do like that, i got error message not ...
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How to generate these bitcoin addresses?

For the private key KwaZRh42fdQD4iUN6sy2GtEC5gfSAYXrQgp16KPV4Pxsspi5ChRb, I have the following addresses: 1N7jKvQ1fHezb61eNsGEaF4gcj5sQXhb2m (P2PKH) 14MNoFYWheu7sLkj8urvXCpYEdCuL4m2PH (P2PKH) ...
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Output has an "Unknown" status?

Looking at transaction https://blockstream.info/tx/c362fe7f8cb94b363c0c7cd5a0f82cf0dfa7733ab8a3b90df3eb9f0bff912148 some outputs are having type: nonstandard. There are 2 questions related to it: ...
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How to get private key and Bitcoin address in pure Python - without modules?

How to make a pure Python code for Bitcoin address and private key without modules? For now I learn only how from decimal to get a hex. How from hex to private key WIF and than Bitcoin address? bits ...
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How to get addresses from a transaction's vin?

How can i decode addresses from the following transaction's vin. Transaction: https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/transaction/ed8286d06f6df2269e8481b37bbc532c11d80bd2d1b155c920a0742daf3185b2 There are ...
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Addresses found in wallet.dat that start 00 14

I found a list of addresses in my dumped wallet.dat file that all start 00 14... They are script=1. What are these encoded with and how to decode?
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How to generate sub addresses belonging to one private key

We're creating a platform to buy/sell Bitcoin. We need to generate a new child address for each customer allowing them to receive Bitcoin. But all incoming Bitcoins should be stored in our main ...
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Question about public addresses

2009 btc private key but no address. I was given btc in 2009 and also mined for a few weeks too. My dad still had every hard drive he has ever used. So i have found a couple of files that have ...
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How can a reciever verify that transaction data was not altered by 3rd party?

My scenario: My web server: - Generates private and public, and a wallet address from the public key for a user website account - Server can not connect to the outside (Can not connect to the Bitcoin ...
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Transfer of BTC the wallet address p2pkh to wallet address p2sh

Is it possible to send BTC from wallet having address type p2pkh to the receiver wallet address p2psh
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How many possible addresses per bitcoin private key?

Based on my research every bitcoin private key (compressed or uncompressed) can have 4 different addresses: P2PKH compressed and starts with 1 P2PKH uncompressed and starts with 1 P2SH and starts ...
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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 are UTXO forwarded to other addresses?

this is a pretty general, conceptual question. I feel I do not yet completely understand the blockchain transaction dynamics. Let's say, we have A, B and C trading on the Blockchain: A has ...
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How many bits of entropy is a Bitcoin address?

I've seen references to 160 bits of entropy, but I'm not sure if this is universal or just applies to the old address format.
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How to display Recipient Address, Change Address & Transaction Amount

I have made A software in which i can Signed Transaction (From Electrum Un-Signed Transaction HEX), i just want to display the following thing to USER in Readable Mode : 1. Recipient Address 2. Change ...
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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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Calculate transaction fee for external addresses which doesn't belong to my local bitcoin-core server?

I am doing transaction on addresses which are created outside of my local bitcoin-core server using third party lib. I am having its private/public key. I am able to create raw transaction using "...
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How to get both confirmed and unconfirmed transaction details of foreign(non-wallet) addresses from bitcoin-node server?

How to get both confirmed and unconfirmed transaction details of foreign(non-wallet) addresses from bitcoin-node server? Actually i have generated the addresses using third party library and sent some ...
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Bech32 Multisig error: Witness requires empty scriptSig (code 64)

I've been able to do multisig between two addresses from electrum and one from bitcoind. [root@test bin]# bitcoin-cli -testnet getnewaddress n3JewuY82cprdRvxHdRNG8C3iTkJBKeLbz [root@test bin]# ...
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How to get the pool name from coinbase transaction?

Is it possible to retrieve the name of the pool that mined a block looking at the address in the coinbase transaction? For example, the address in the coinbase transaction of block ...
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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 quickly get the balance of any bitcoin address? (with no third-party API)

As some people have mentioned (eg. here), the only way to get the balance of an address in bitcoin core was to import it as a watch-only address and rescan the blockchain. Starting with bitcoin core ...
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Get scripthash for known scriptPubKey in PHP

I have to query addresses in ElectrumX server. How do I generate scripthash for a known scriptPubKey in PHP? Example address: array ( 'isvalid' => true, 'address' => '...
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How to find address that holds the balance in Bitcoin Core?

I am unable to find the address that holds my balance in Bitcoin Core. All receiving addresses has a balance of 0. But there is a balance in the wallet. How do I find the address that holds that ...
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Why can't bech32 addresses be mixed case?

I know that they cannot be mixed case due to their BIP but what was the intention behind this idea and would it be problematical to convert a mixed case bech32 address to a lower/upper case bech32 ...
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Cannot get the same address format from zeroMQ and Bitcoin Core

I use nodejs with this npm library: const bitcoinjs = require('bitcoinjs-lib'); // version "^5.1.6" I received a rawTx from zeroMq, then extract it: const tx = bitcoinjs.Transaction.fromHex(rawTx);...
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How Extracting address Bitcoin to script multi signature

I want to extract the correct address from a script multi-signature. I have this real script multi-signature from this ScriptSig (tx index 1), so this is a readme script for this address OP_2 ...
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Trying to programmically generate unused receiving address from a xPub

I'm trying to generate unused receiving Bitcoin address from xPub using PyWallet python library . I got the xPub from my BIP32 Electrum wallet. Here is what I tried from pywallet import wallet ...
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How can the wallet identify public addresses are linked to a private address

As the wallet can generate many public addresses from a private address. How does the wallet know that any transaction from or to the wallet is for that private wallet if the in and out can be any ...
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Address Reuse issue

I dont understand how security works with multiple address using. I am trying to guess how security works here but need some feedback, so here are a few questions, and my own guesses. If I have total ...
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Who do I send money to if I want to create an OP_RETURN transaction

I simply want to store one small string in the blockchain. That's it. I am reading here a step by step guide but there is little in terms of explanation beyond the code snippets. What I would like to ...
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What is the dummy_address when creating an OP_RETURN in this example?

Here we see: mainnet = 0 if mainnet: dummy_address = "1111111111111111111114oLvT2" else: dummy_address = "mfWxJ45yp2SFn7UciZyNpvDKrzbhyfKrY8" What is this? No explanation is given. Can I ...
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What are the difference between a segwit and legacy wallet

I am installing a mobile wallet and it ask me what type of address I want to use, I want to try and use a segwit address but is there a risk that my coins will be lost if I try to transfer fund from ...
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How can I generate thousands of receiving addresses from a Bitcoin wallet?

I want to generate thousands of receiving addresses without sending any BTC to another wallet. Is it possible and how?
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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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address list in "getrawtransaction"

i have a confuse about the "getrawtransaction" RPC function,it returns a json object, which contains the addresses list in the "vout" object,like below.It took me some time to understand when the ...
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How do miners determine if a wallet has sufficient funds

I have ready about 10 posts that are similar and none of them seem to answer my question so any help is appreciated. My question is how to miners technically determine if a "wallets" has the "...
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How to programmatically send Bitcoins without requiring a local copy of the blockchain?

I'm quite new to Bitcoin development! I've seen the documentation about RPC commands, available when you have a local copy of the blockchain. But I'd like to know if it's possible to create and ...
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Fundamentals: Addresses don't hold coins, wallets do?

In the beginning it was my understanding that: Every address has a private key Every address has a balance Every address may send and receive coins. This is simple. But now I am using more proper ...

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