Questions tagged [e-wallet]

An e-wallet is a remote service, usually a web site, which runs an instance of the Bitcoin (or similar) software and manages one or more addresses on behalf of its clients. Such services allow access from mobile devices, public computers or other platforms without the need to install software.

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How secure is blockchain.info?

How secure is using a wallet on blockchain.info? How do you evaluate the different sites that provide wallets?
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How can a single person operation keep a collection of online wallets secure?

While this question is similar to others about securing wallets, I think it merits a question of it's own. One thing that has dissuaded me in the past from running an online wallet service of some ...
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What wallet / e-wallet is the most convenient for new casual Bitcoin users?

I'd like to make small payments for business purposes through Bitcoin, so would like to know what the easiest method of getting setup to accept a Bitcoin payment is for a regular person, so that I can ...
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What is a good resource to help newbies choose their first wallet/s?

While editing the Bitcoin Newb Guide, I realized I can't find a single page that covers all major clients in a Newb-friendly manner. bitcoin.org doesn't seem to mention web wallets such as My Wallet ...
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What are the risks of using Strongcoin.com as an online wallet?

Strongcoin claims it is "The Safest way to store your Bitcoins. The only Bitcoin e-wallet service that's not vulnerable to security breaches. Your Bitcoin keys are encrypted in the browser." As I ...
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Pros and cons of using Mt. Gox as an e-wallet

Mt. Gox obviously allows you to send bitcoins to it, and to receive them to an address of your choice; hence I'm wondering if there is any reason not to use it as an e-wallet. Unless I'm mistaken, it'...
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Running a store through Tor - what are the setup options available?

I am required to setup a store that will operate through Tor and accept Bitcoin payments only. I know I can run the standard client on the server and make it connect to peers only through Tor. However,...
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Is there a usable Namecoin e-wallet?

Specifically, I need the easiest possible way to store Namecoins mined through merged mining, so the eWallet will have to deal well with generated transactions. Do any NMC eWallets actually exist? Do ...
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What strategies can an e-wallet use in order to reduce transaction fees?

I noticed that most Bitcoin exchanges (MtGox, TradeHill, ExchangeBitcoins, etc.) do not charge any fees for withdrawing bitcoins. What kind of strategies can they use in order to reduce these costs?
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Testnet eWallet?

Is there any eWallet available that works on the TestNet? I want to test some payments and so forth and sometimes I want to have an access to an online wallet, so I don't need to hassle with ...
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Does any open source software exist for an e-wallet service?

If I want to setup an e-wallet service, would I have to create it from scratch or is there any existing open source software that could be used?
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How can I find out if an e-wallet service uses a fractional reserve system?

A comment on this answer pointed out that the total amount of bitcoins in circulation could appear to go above the limit of 21m if wallet services use a fractional reserve system. However, in that ...
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Is there an online wallet service that will allow me to access an rpc server?

Let's say I have an online eCommerce solution running with a plugin that is designed to connect to a bitcoin daemon running on the same server, but I am too cheap to hire a vps or dedicated server, so ...
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Best way to safely host a high volume online transactional wallet?

I am looking at starting a business that will send and receive a large amount Bitcoins in a semi automated manner using API's. I was wondering what is the best way to do do this in a secure way to ...
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How can an online wallet be more secure than paper wallets or cold storages?

Recently, after I was reading that some bitcoin early adopter lost 750 BTC due to theft from his macbook, I was looking for the most secure storage solution for my coins. I already know about paper ...
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How can I create an eWallet in PHP?

My experience with PHP is not the best, but it's good enough to learn and expand. I wish to create a Bitcoin eWallet for my website where it automatically creates a Bitcoin wallet for users. This ...
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Are there any online wallets available for Litecoin?

Are there any litecoin wallets available on the internet right now? I have a mac and the mac version software is very confusing.
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What are some good online Bitcoin wallets based on client-side security? [closed]

I just found Bitventory, which seems to be an online wallet service that requires a minimal amount of trust (it's the major design goal, at least). Are there other services with similar goals or ...
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Lost my Bitcoin wallet and have only 11 out of 12 mnemonic seed phrase words. How can I get my Bitcoins?

I am new to the whole Bitcoin thing, and I am having my first attempt almost going sour. I lost where I created my wallet. I have my Bitcoin address and only 11 of my mnemonic seed phrase words (of 12)...
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What wallets are compatible with Satoshi Dice?

Satoshi Dice requires wallets to be able to receive coins from the same address they are sent. What are some notable examples that are compatible and incompatible with this? What are the technical ...
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When I use InstaWallet.org, do I get my own Bitcoin address?

InstaWallet is an online Bitcoin wallet service. When I visit it for the first time, it generates a Bitcoin address that I can use to deposit to. I'm wondering whether that address is only ever used ...
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Are transaction fees required now? Is there any way to avoid them?

I have been using blockchain.info's my wallet to perform transactions, one of the reason I liked it was because I could choose to not pay a transaction fee. But recently I noticed blockchain.info's ...
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Are there mixing services or online wallets that are explicitly compliant with anti-laundering laws?

I'm interested in mixing services (0% taint) that are compliant with the most conservative anti-money laundering laws. My goal is to have anonymity between peers in a transaction, but to remain ...
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How are popular bitcoin wallets implemented? [closed]

How are popular online bitcoin wallets, like blockchaininfo's implemented? Why aren't they open-source?
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What's the best Android wallet client for bitcoin?

There are many bitcoin wallet clients on android market. What is the best considering security, interoperability and usability?
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Do you receive interest on Peercoin if you use an online wallet?

I know Peercoin is proof-of-stake, but if I use an online wallet, will I receive any of the coins generated for my stake? Or do I have to have to download a desktop wallet?
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What are the advantages of sharing money in hosted e-wallet services?

I was a little bit shocked to learn that many (if not all) hosted e-Wallet providers combine their customers money in the hosts account, instead of just providing a service for easy access and storing ...
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Do some Bitcoin wallets fail to support sending to multi-signature addresses?

The Satoshi client has support for multi-signature transactions through the JSON-RPC API since version 0.6.1rc2. My understanding is that a multi-signature transaction creates an address which is ...
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Are there any mining pools that allow a specified amount of bitcoins to be sent to a chosen address?

This would be like using a pool as a wallet service, as you could send a subset of your balance to a retailer to purchase something and avoid running the Bitcoin client app. Most pools only pay out ...
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What is the state of Witcoin?

There used to be a forum site called Witcoin. It was interesting in that in order to post, you'd have to pay bitcoins, and when someone replied or upvoted, you made bitcoins. The site went away. ...
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How do wallet-sites generate large numbers of Bitcoin addresses?

How do online Bitcoin wallet sites work? How can they have thousands of addresses laying around, or do they create them on the fly? What sort of software is used to create all those Bitcoin addresses?...
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added security/safety to multiple blockchain.info wallets

If I want to store a substantial number of Bitcoins, would there be any add security or safety to doing this in multiple blockchain.info hybrid ewallets, in stead of all in one?
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How can I recover a blockchain.info wallet without the wallet identifier or the mnemonic?

My son made both of us each our own bitcoin wallet, and showed me how to use the faucets. With me being disabled and sometimes not being able to get out of bed because of pain; He thought it would ...
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How do on-line wallet or bitcoin exchanges usually secure their private keys?

I suppose they're kept encrypted as not to do so would be the equivalent as saving plaintext passwords. I heard most of them keep a percentage of the funds in cold storage, but then isn't it ...
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Why does transaction activity show on the blockchain for my Bitcoin address at my hosted (shared) E-Wallet service?

I have an online wallet at localbitcoins.com (address 12pHFR5yv2KGqck5N8teb5MgoRtzAgLRn2). I made three transfers to it, for a total of 0.5 BTC + 0.5 BTC + 0.3031 BTC = 1.3031 BTC. Blockchain.info ...
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How does blockchain.info access my wallet in MyWallet

I made a wallet at blockchain.info and enabled two-step authentication using Google Authenticator. As I understand it, the operator of blockchain.info cannot access your wallet (unlike e.g. MtGox). ...
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Do I have access to the private key for an Instawallet?

It is just numbers and letters? I have transferred my bitcoin address and want to use the key so I can move my coins from this wallet to another? As you may be aware there site is down but can I set ...
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How can I find my Bitcoin address on Airbitz?

I'm new to Bitcoin. I'm using Airbitz on my phone and I need to find my wallet address.
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How Would This Procedure Be Performed? Transfer to Offline wallet

I've read alot of questions before I posted this... What I want to do is take my wallet from blockchain.info that contains a few bitcoins, and "store" it offline, however I have some specific ...
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Which software can I use to setup an e-wallet site?

I am relatively new to Bitcoin and I have a very simple question: what wallet software is behind "online wallet sites" like http://www.blockchain.info? I would like to set up a mini-site to store my/...
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How can some exchanges/services afford to pay for customers transaction fees?

Some exchanges and services (e.g. CoinBase, Bitstamp) pay for the transaction fees for their customers when the customers send bitcoins from their wallet/account. They might have tens of thousands of ...
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What are the pros and cons of different methods for transferring Bitcoins between different wallet services?

I am interested in transferring Bitcoins between several different wallets: my Mt.Gox account, my Bitcoin client wallet, and my Blockchain wallet. I am aware of two primary ways to transfer funds ...
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What actions trigger the need to obtain a new backup with Blockchain.info/wallet?

Other clients, including Bitcoin-Qt, use a key pool so that a backup is still valid for a while. Blockchain.info/wallet doesn't use a key pool. After a backup of the wallet is obtained and archived, ...
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Alternative currencies eWallets

Are there any online wallet services that offer services for alternative cryptocoins, such as Namecoins, Litecoins, etc?
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An online wallet service could “lose” my bitcoins?

At bitcoin.org, there's a prominent notice that an online wallet service could "lose your bitcoins." As I understand it, all bitcoin transactions, and therefore wallet balances, are stored in the ...
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I forgot which software I created my wallet with. How can I recover from a 12 word seed phrase?

I purchased bitcoin through a bitcoin ATM, and I opened a new wallet on the spot. On getting home my phone was mysteriously wiped, how can I find the wallet I created? I happened to write down the ...
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What is the story behind MyBitcoin?

The name of MyBitcoin eWallet comes up quite often here and there. What is the story behind it and the attack on it they claimed occurred?
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Are there any web wallets around with open APIs?

For a long while, blockchain.info offered a web wallet with a convenient web API, but it recently turned out that it now requires an installation to function. I'm wondering - are there any other ...
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Is there any open source implementation of Bitcoin wallet encryption in Java?

I intend to establish an efficient and secure scheme for protection of wallets. For this , I need source code that implements wallet ecryption as mentioned in https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/...
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Optimizing fee payment for speed or zero fees/privacy? (Clients vs. e-wallets)

As far as I understand the more fees you pay, the faster the delivery. What I don't understand is fees are given to kilobytes of data, not amount of money. Maybe here would come handy a little deeper ...