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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Can I generate an address without using bitcoin core?

I am running bitcoin core in my mode. I am using getnewaddress to generate an address and then I am using unspent to get the unspent of an address which returns the unspent successfully. If I created ...
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How to get public and private keys by giving seed explicitly?

I am using bitcore to generate the public and private keys. I am using 'getnewaddress' method to generate a public address and dumpprivkey to generate a private key. When I am calling the ...
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Electrum console commands?

I need 2 commands for electrum To create X amount of addresses to export those addresses to word or just be able to copy them
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Simple Address check via API

So I have a wallet with thousands of addresses, I want to know how can I check the blockchain whether or not a transaction has been made to one(or another) of the addresses?
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Generate QR code for multiple cryptocurrency addresses

I want to generate my own QR code with my main cryptocurrency addresses without using an online solution, is there maybe a command prompt way or particular piece of software I cam download for this, ...
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XAPO's flow from wallet to vault - a different wallet address used for the transfer

I have a XAPO account and I moved a bitcoin from Bittrex from XAPO. Now, XAPO has provided me with a wallet address a1. Now when I have moved my bitcoin from my bitcoin wallet to vault and checked ...
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How to generate a native Segwit address and P2SH Segwit address from a standard WIF?

Can I have the steps to generate a native Segwit address from a standard WIF? And the steps to generate a P2SH Segwit address from the same WIF? How do these two formats differ and why are there two?...
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Is there a cost to having many different addresses?

Whenever I want to receive funds to my bitcoin wallet, it gives me a different address and says that it is "your current bitcoin address". Suppose I collect money from 100 different people, and then ...
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Benefits of generate address from sha256 hash than random address

Is there any benefits (eg: better security) of generate a address from SHA 256 hash vs generate a random hash? Generate adress from a SHA 256 hash var value = Buffer.from('correct horse battery ...
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python bitcoin public key to address code error

import hashlib b58chars = '123456789ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz' def hex_open_key_to_hex_hesh160(hex_open_key): h160 = hashlib.new('ripemd160') h160.update(hashlib.sha256(('04'+...
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How do I find who sent the transaction

The address: 1A5PsNLUs6BNWvNSzooGSFVKdkaJ4e2TG2 TXID: Amount: 0.0127
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How can I generate bitcoin cash addresses programmatically? [duplicate]

If I'm a mobile developer who wants to integrate bitcoin cash in an app, how can I generate Bitcoin Cash addresses programmatically, without relying on a 3rd party service, like Coinbase?
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ELI5: What is Base58Check encoding?

I've seen posts on how to do it and I've read the wiki on what it is, however these explanations are too complex. Can someone explain what it is and why it's called Base58Check encoding? Are addresses ...
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bitcoinjs-lib seems to skip a step in deriving addresses from a BIP 44 wallet

According to this wiki page to create a bitcoin address, 1) you have your public key of the properly derived path 2) Then SHA256 it 3) Then RIPEMD-160 it, Add version byte at the front and boom ...
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Creating Testnet Bitcoin Transaction with bitcoinjs-lib

I'm trying to setup a simple bitcoin testnet transaction using the bitcoinjs-lib npm module. It seems like I'm building the transaction correctly, and I receive the hex code but I think I'm unable to ...
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Bitcoin API(s) - how to pair (or obtain) BOTH sender and receiver addresses with a transaction ID (hash)

Various block explorers exist, which offer REST APIs. So far been using blockchain.info and btc.com Here is what we have: - List of bitcoin addresses Here is what can easily be got with that info: -...
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Address and Public key [duplicate]

I am reading about cryptography in Bitcoin. Bitcoin adress is created by applying cryptographic hash function to public key of the wallet. I know that this function is a trap door function but what ...
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Addresses field in ScriptPubkey

"txid": "055f9c6dc094cf21fa224e1eb4a54ee3cc44ae9daa8aa47f98df5c73c48997f9", "hash": "055f9c6dc094cf21fa224e1eb4a54ee3cc44ae9daa8aa47f98df5c73c48997f9", "version": 1, "size": 433, "vsize": 433, "...
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How to find top 100 richest bitcoin wallet addresses on given date?

There is a list of top richest bitcoin wallets at this moment. How can I find the list of top richest wallets on other dates in the past?
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base58 cannot get 34 chars results (as Bitcoin address does) but 68 chars

I am trying to convert public key hex to Bitcoin address. From this website http://gobittest.appspot.com/Address, I can do some test. For example, I have this public key: ...
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C# code for Bitcoin Cash address conversion between legacy and new format

I need to convert legacy Bitcoin Cash addresses to new format and back. I am aware of similar question, but it asks about PRC and has solution using python, JS. I need it done in C# with no ...
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Ethereum in Trezor

I understand that each of Ethereum addresses in Trezor represents standalone Ethereum account. But doesn't this bring problems with sharing funds between your accounts? If 100 people send me 1eth on ...
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Receive payment without 3rd party API

So is there anyway to generate address and then check the address to see if enough fund is sent and enough confirmation without using any 3rd party API? Works on software written in C# or/and Web PHP....
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how to create Watching Address from available xPub key

Watch-only wallet can only receive payments but not spend the available coins. I am using bitcoinj (in Java). Can anyone please tell me that How to create watching addresses from available xPub key? ...
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Problem with balance of my address

I have a problem that wallet does not recognize transactions of my address. The problem is present on testnet. Relevant address is n3qPR7uHUSoqnd8DZpE8GVhqnmrMzYu7Vj (https://testnet.blockexplorer....
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Of the many, many crypto address out there, how many are really being used? [duplicate]

I am not asking how many Bitcoin addresses there are. I am asking how many ARE being USED. I mean, Im sure there is alot of empty Bitcoin adresses out there, but, how many of are people just creating ...
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bch transfered to cashadrrs instead of legacy

I tried to transfer BCH from Coinbase to Ledger Nano S.The nano ledger S gave me a legacy address starting with a (1) Coinbase sent it out to a cash addr. How can I get a hold of this BCH. Looking on ...
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What redeem script is used in bitcoin core wallet when generate the address?

I'm trying to generate the address 38DGj87axzmQiZeAd1w1y5FEmuu5a7pfBa in my bitcoin core wallet with code. First, I dump the private key from the address, then I calculate the address from the ...
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how to get the whole balance of a privatekey or publickey BTC

As there are some bitcoin address types of one privatekey or publickey. I can get the balance of one address, but how can I get the whole balance of the privatekey or publickey. How can list all the ...
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What is the address format of a lightning network address?

Are lightning network addresses the same as bitcoin addresses or are they completely different?
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Is there a way to generate new addresses for someone else's wallet?

I thought I saw this feature existed somewhere but I can't find the reference. Use Case: Alice needs to keep sending multiple bitcoin transactions to Bob, and wants to use a different payment address ...
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Why does my implementation of hex to Base58check produce different results than the example?

Step 8 of this wiki page gives this hex value: 00010966776006953D5567439E5E39F86A0D273BEED61967F6 Step 9 converts it to this base58 string:16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM I'm trying to implement ...
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Differences between addresses with the same 20B hash (Hash 160)

Why the same Hash 160 has different balance in Bitcoin network? Hash 160 is B0D5D1FB94B76B39EE82771027BEFD17131042FA. In the one way it is the address 1H825FgspbkznbiGAnAjFjan7dmYFjpsFe that has ...
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Using bitcoin-qt in bitcoin-core: How to tie my wallet to my email address?

I can send and receive money using listreceivedbyaddress. How do I get my public address in Bitcoin Core? However, I would like to connect this address to my email address. Is this possible? If ...
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How do you output segwit bech32 (bc1…) / P2SH (3…) addresses from a bitcoin private key?

I have a bitcoin private key and know that it can output a segwit addresses of bech32 bc1... and p2sh 3... formats. How can this be done easily?
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The Bitcoin.it wiki says addresses do not carry balances…but all info suggests otherwise

The Bitcoin wiki states, "Addresses are not wallets nor accounts, and do not carry balances." Yet, there's a zillion articles online about Bitcoin address balances, the Bitcoin blockchain explorers ...
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Linking bitcoin addresses

Is it possible to link multiple bitcoin addresses under one private key? This would make signing raw transactions easier.
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List addresses associated with my wallet in a transaction

With the Bitcoin Core command line, how do I list all the addresses of a particular bitcoin transaction that belong to my own wallet?
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Is it safe to share bitcoin address and signature generated from electrum wallet

Some bitcoin airdrops are asking to prove ownership on bitcoin address by sharing signature. My question is if one shares bitcoin address and signature is there any risk of a attacker to compute the ...
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Do mined coins show up on blockchain explorers and can the balance of the addresses that mined the coins be seen?

Somebody wants to do a deal for a bitcoin transaction but when proof of the coins is required they say that the coins will not show up on blockchain.info as they were "mined coins". Is this really ...
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Is a P2WPKH address synonymous with a Bech32 address?

BIP142 when encoding a segwit P2WPKH address is using a base58 address format (address p2xtZoXeX5X8BP8JfFhQK2nD3emtjch7UeFm in the example). I understand that BIP142 predates BIP173 but are P2WPKH ...
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Why don't P2PK scripts have their own address?

If I understand addresses correctly, different types of addresses are used to map to a particular locking script (scriptPubKey). So based on the leading character of an address, a wallet will decode ...
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Why is P2PKH used instead of the simpler P2PK?

If elliptic curve cryptography is secure enough to be able to give away a public key without fear of anyone being able to calculate our private key from it, what's the reason for hashing our public ...
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How to generate a bitcoin address from a hexadecimal private key using openssl in swift

I have an iOS app which can generate Bitcoin private keys in either a hexadecimal or base64 output. I'd like take the resulting private key and generate the Bitcoin address from it. I've included ...
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Programmatically Get Change Address From Blockchain

BIP004 states that a derivation path's 4th digit will be 1 if it is a change address like this: m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / change / address_index https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/...
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Does BIP44 key derivation path protects private keys derived within same account?

I understand that with Un-hardened parent extended public key child private key This will leads to compromise of parent private key and so all the private keys of siblings BIP44 suggests the path ...
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Can I trace Website Addresses that a Bitcoin wallet has passed through?

first time posting here. Please help. I have a BTC wallet address, and I would like to know to which websites/IP addresses this BTC wallet has been used to. Something like If I use this BTC wallet ...
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Create a non-changeable bitcoin address?

How to get a non-changeable bitcoin address. I tried to register on few bitcoin wallets websites but on each website btc address is changed after one payment is received and I didn't find the option ...
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Transactions in Sidechain

Suppose I have my own sidechain and have created a transaction of 100 BTCs from Bitcoin network to my Sidechain. To my understanding, this means 100 BTCs are now locked on Bitcoin Network and 100 ...
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Strange output address

Looking in transaction https://blockchain.info/it/tx/ecd1a64432367a1962eadd90ec12cfb6c5f6920075b10a62dbda7488c5688e44 i see strange output address like this: ...

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