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What is the status of hierarchical deterministic wallets (BIP32)

BIP32 specifies hierarchical deterministic wallets, where a master seed fully determines a whole tree of keypairs that can be arbitrarily branched. It also introduces the notions of internal and ...
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How to obtain the private key of an Armory wallet?

I have a paper backup, a digital wallet backup and all the passwords: how do I retrieve the private key for a watch-only wallet so I can send some coins out of it (created in armory and imported into, ...
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How to setup a LAN network with only one bitcoind client downloading the blockchain?

I want to do the following: I have one small server PC at home. I want to install bitcoind on that machine to download the blockchain information. Then I want this machine to accept RPC calls from my ...
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What mathematical property links the Armory chain to the public/private keys?

According to the Armory site the Public Keys needed for the Bitcoin addresses can be generated without having access to the Private Keys, which ideally are stored on a completely different computer. ...
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Why does Armory enforce a minimum transaction fee?

When I send coins using the standard bitcoin.org client I can set the transaction fee to 0. However in Armory client there is a transaction fee of .0005 and you cannot override it to less. I was ...
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Offline Wallets: Electrum vs Armory?

I'd like to secure my bitcoin with an offline wallet. A lot of security conscious people seem to use Armory. I am trying to get a better understanding of the differences between these two clients. I ...
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Can I specify one of my existing "receive" address as a "change" address when I create a transaction when using the Bitcoin Armory client?

Using the Armory client, is it possible to specify one of my existing "receive" addresses in my wallet as a "change" address when I create a spend transactions? (Instead of the Armory client creating ...
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Do I need to backup a wallet every time I generate a new address?

This question concerns the Armory client. Since Armory has deterministic wallets, do I only need to back up a wallet one time (after creation), or do I need to back it up each time I create a new ...
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How to import entire Armory wallet into Electrum?

I've managed to import a private key, but how to import an entire wallet?
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Does using deterministic wallets reduce our anonymity?

Is it possible to figure out that certain addresses belong to the same wallet? Say I have 2 or 3 addresses that I know were created by a deterministic wallet like Armory. Is there a way to find all ...
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How can I import public keys into armory?

I have a wallet on my phone and second, Armory wallet on my computer. How can I import the public keys from my phone into Armory so that Armory can watch the balance. I don't want to import the ...
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Starting out with Armory - can I make it go faster?

Does anyone know of a way to make Armory do an initial sync any faster? I've downloaded the blockchain but so far it's been processing/synchronizing with the network for 17 hours, and it claims it ...
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Is it possible to have complete cold storage in NXT?

BTC has capability to create new account on offline computer and send some coins to and from that account without ever going online. Sending coins to that account is trivial. Sending from that ...
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A clarification about Wallet and Addresses (In Armory)

I've just a dumb (Probably) question about bitcoin wallet and addresses (in Armory): If I've understood correctly (Correct me If I'm wrong), a wallet works as a "container" where you can store ...
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How can I generate wallet files for multibit or armory?

I'm considering working on a bitcoin project that will need to generate wallet files. I'm not looking to create receipt addresses that a customer can send funds to for an existing wallet. Instead, I ...
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Armory Ubuntu/Debian 0.96.0 signed with a different key than listed on the website

I downloaded the Armory version for Ubuntu/Debian from here: https://www.bitcoinarmory.com/download/ Under the "Offline Signing Key" section it lists the public key for verification to be: 98832223. ...
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get Armory to use an existing blockchain?

I'm trying to set up Armory but it wants to download the whole blockchain. The thing is I already have the blockchain downloaded on the same machine for bitcoin-qt. Is there any way to get Armory to ...
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Transfer coins from Armory paper backup without Armory

I have an armory offline installation on a USB stick with Ubuntu. From this wallet I have a paper backup. To access my funds I tried to install Armory on Mac OS and Windows 7 with no luck. The best ...
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Why does Armory rescan the block chain every time it opens?

The title says it all: every time I open Armory, it appears to rescan the entire block chain (after synchronizing). Why can't it just keep a file that says if any blocks contain transactions for my ...
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If I import/restore a deterministic wallet into Bitcoin Armory, how far into the dynamic addresses does it look for transactions?

I see that in Armory, I can click on "receive bitcoins" any number of times, and it generates a new as-yet unused address every time. So I could potentially send coins to address 1000, and have 999 ...
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How to collect Dust transactions?

Most of my initially received bitcoins were from faucets and therefore, these micro amounts ended up being dust transactions. Since then, I've bought some bitcoins which are not dust. Now I'm trying ...
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How to verify that downloaded files such as Ubuntu, BitcoinQT, Armory, and Electrum have not been tampered with?

When creating a secure offline wallet, the first step is to download some software or OS (such as Ubunutu) to create the wallet. How can you verify that the software you are downloading has not been ...
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Able to send 0.2BTC from old to new wallet w/o fee as of 2016?

Good evening everyone. I've been out of the cryptocurrency scene for a couple of years and I've stumbled into a minor issue. I've been trying to figure out if it will be viable to move some Bitcoin ...
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Using Armory Watch-Only wallet in Electrum?

Is it possible to import a Watch-Only wallet that was made in Armory into Electrum? I like to use Armory for cold storage but like Electrum more for hot wallets because it's lightweight and you never ...
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Transfer wallet from Armory to Bitcoin-Qt

I have a wallet with Armory which I'm not happy with and I'd like to manage my wallet with Bitcoin Core. Is there way to "transfer" the wallet between the clients? I'm currently running OSX 10.11.1.
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Transfer between Coinbase and Armory?

I just started to get involved in bitcoins recently. I was just wondering if it's possible that after I buy some bitcoins on coinbase and then transfer them to armory wallets. Can this be done?
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What's the purpose of running Armory through Tor?

What's the purpose of running Armory through Tor? Is it only useful once you get to the point where you start sending Bitcoins?
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Can I recover my bitcoins from an Armory paper wallet even if Armory ceases to function?

I just created an M-of-N offline fragmented backup paper wallet through Armory. I plan to put most of my BTC here. Before I do, I want to know that if anything should happen to Armory -- if they stop ...
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How To Buy Bitcoins Within Wallet?

I recently downloaded the Armory Wallet for my Mac. It appears to work great, but is there any way I can purchase Bitcoins via an exchange on the wallet interface itself? If not, what should I do?
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Couldn't an attacker cause online (watch-only) wallets to display malicious receiving addresses?

If I understand correctly, one of the main perks of using a deterministic watch-only wallet is the ability to generate new receiving addresses without syncing with the offline wallet, but this seems ...
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Can I send btc to a totally offline wallet?

I want to setup a totally offline armory wallet. is it possible to send btc to a totally offline pc? Is it also safe, I guess it must be synchronized with the whole network, right? And there is ...
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Armory paper Backup

I have the paper backup for Armory Wallet but do not have access to the computer which the Wallet was created. How to I export the BTC?
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Can I use the official wallet to recover bitcoins sent to an alternative wallet?

I like alternative wallets like Armory and Electrum because they offer more features, some of which are fundamental for security and convenience. But I'm a bit worried about them not being "compatible"...
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Can a bitcoin cold wallet become incompatible

(newby-question) If I plan to use a cold wallet for longterm storage without following the news around bitcoin and my cold wallets application does not get maintained anymore in the meantime, can it ...
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Does Armory work with a pruned copy of the blockchain?

I'm recovering a wallet from Armory and the blockchain is taking too much space. My HD is 500 GB big but none of my partitions have more then 70 GB left. The folder .bitcoin/blocks already uses 37 GB ...
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Armory - Change Amounts Not Showing

So I imported a watch-only copy of my wallet on the online version of Armory but my balance in the wallet is missing all the amounts I previously received as change. The transaction history clearly ...
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Please help. BTC has left Armory wallet and shows as gray, but says "Not in the blockchain yet"

I sent 1.5BTC in the usual way from my Armory wallet, but the transaction shows in gray as if it is still pending. When I click more details it says "Not in the blockchain yet". If I search for the ...
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Trying to import Bitcoin ATM wallet into Armory

I withdrew Bitcoins from Bitcoin ATM (Bitcoin mainnet, if that matters) into a wallet that it generated for me. My intention was to import or sweep the generated wallet into Armory (or possibly ...
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Do I need to keep updating Armory version and more?

Do I need to keep updating version of Armory when it notifies me of new version. Just wondering if these are security patches or just some new bells and whistles in new armory versions. Seems like it ...
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Bitcoin Core and Armory working together? [duplicate]

I am confused, totally new to Bitcoin and not really a digital expert, so forgive me if the following is stupid. I downloaded Armory two weeks ago and it asked me to also install Bitcoin QT which I ...
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Import private keys from Multibit into Armory?

I am attempting to import a private key that was made in Multibit, into Armory. I am able to restore this key into other wallets, such as the Android Bitcoin Wallet, Mycelium and Electrum, but when I ...
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How can I transfer the last little bit from my Bitcoin Core wallet to Armory?

I'm moving my bitcoins to Armory because its deterministic wallets are SO much better for keeping good backups. But bitcoin core didn't make it easy for me to sent all my money - if I specified all of ...
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Can I use Armory without having the Blockchain in my laptop?

I just started (to try) to use Bitcoin and the first issue I face is that I need to download the 100+ GB blockchain in order to use any of the wallets, such as Armory. This can take a very long time ...
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First multisig using Armory

I hope that no such question already has appeared here. I've searched for a solution but cannot find one. My problem is as follows: I want to use multisig with Armory on Linux. I've created new ...
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What advantages does Armory have over Bitcoin-Qt?

What advantages does Armory have over Bitcoin-Qt? Just better multisig support? Armory runs bitcoind.
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Can I safely run Tor and Armory through Tor simultaneously?

Would running armory through Tor affect the anonymity of Tor Browser, or vice versa? Are there any unusual precautions I should take when doing this?
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How can I sign a message with a multi signature address?

I want to use message signing to prove control of a multi signature Bitcoin address. Is it possible? In theory it must be. In practice, are there any Bitcoin wallets that allow this? Specifically, how ...
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Where to stop key derivation when looking at balance of a deterministic wallet

If I want to know the total balance in all the addresses which can be generated in a deterministic wallet (like electrum or armory). I have the master public key allowing me to derive an infinite ...
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How secure is Secure Print?

Armory gives the option of Secure Print for making paper backups. I understand that the developers give this option in case your printer stores a cache, or if the wallet could otherwise be compromised ...
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Bitcoin Armory Difference in GPG Output

The section "Verifying Downloaded Files' at http://bitcoinarmory.com/download/ says that I should see the following output after running GPG: $ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com ...
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