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Issue with broadcasting the transaction

Hi I got an issue as I can't get my refund back on coinb.in . I don't really understand the whole thing as I have never used that before. It's a multisg 2 of 3 (if that means anything to you). I did ...
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How to open lightning network channel to a selected node in Electrum?

Electrum (version 4.1.2) Open Channel dialog only contains a dropdown "Trampoline" with predefined entries. How a new channel can be opened to a specific node?
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Why are Paxful transaction fees so low?

Recently I used Paxful for the first time I had bought 0.00022665 BTC and then had sent them to my Electrum wallet. The whole amount have arrived to my private wallet successfully, so that means that ...
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How do I double spend using electrum for fix unconfirmed transaction

I have two Blockchain.com wallets.(Both of them are mine) Some days ago i did a big mistake. I sent 1100$ From wallet #1 to wallet #2. (10.0 sat/vB > As you see this is very very low) (TX LINK) And ...
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Is it ok and safe to import master public key from electrum wallet into bluewallet to be a watch-only wallet?

I want to use my iPhone (Blue wallet) to be the watch-only wallet for my offline wallet generated on electrum. So that I can generate unsigned transaction on the bluewallet and send it back to my ...
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Can I spend from multiple wallets in Electrum (or somehow import/merge them)?

Is it possible, in Electrum, to merge wallets, and or do a transfer using multiple wallet keys? I have some dust in a wallet and would like to get it out. I'm hoping I can easily incorporate it into ...
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How to confirm integrity of Electrum wallet created using BIP39 mnemonic?

Given paper backup of 24-word BIP39 mnemonic and passphrase, how can one confirm integrity of Electrum wallet given "Wallet" / "Seed" is greyed out?
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Why does Electrum include seemingly unnecessary inputs in a transaction?

I want to make a payment of x BTC. My Electrum wallet shows two "output points" in the Coins tab (with the same address). Both of these show an amount much larger than x BTC. If go to the ...
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How to accept Bitcoin payments using Bitpay and Electrum for a business

Our company uses a standard invoicing model where we bill our clients the service charge and require payment within X days. We'd like to be able to add a "Pay with Bitcoin" option on the ...
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What Means the Final Option in Bump Fee / Increase Fee Electrum Wallet Option

Hello I want to know what will happen if i put my transaction as Final can saves fee or no?
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Retrieving a WIF bits private key

Suppose I have a Wif private key from Electrum 4.0.9: L2pt3eVopnxfBBvMwrJV2saZeAyQfF77UQSH5WGj5q9LBS6WWBmN ( this one or the other generated from the seed is non used of course ) with a corresponding ...
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Sent money from Bitcoin Core to mobile Electrum and for 3 days can`t recieve it

3 days ago I made transaction from my Bitcoin Core to my mobile Electrum but I didn't receive any money yet. I can't see this transaction in Electrum and on Blockain,Tradeblock either, however, ...
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Not sure where some of my transaction went

I just made a transaction of 61.80 Euros, but it charged me 88.01, And I'm not sure why. Some background: I'm using a service called HodlHodl to turn my mined bitcoin into money. I use Electrum as my ...
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How does Electrum compute seed byte just before BIP-32?

As a newbie in Bitcoin and programming it, I am trying to generate BTC addresses from mnemonic. So I read about the BIPs, and found codes in Github that implement those. I found out that Electrum ...
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How to move wallet.dat from Bitcoin Core into Electrum?

I've got a wallet.dat file from Bitcoin Core and I'd like to move that into electrum because I can't open Bitcoin Core as the syncing process takes forever and eventually fails. I also read that ...
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How are Electrum addresses connected to my private key?

I've started using Electrum and created my first wallet. I saved the private key seed on a piece of paper. I also created a new address by going to the Receive tab and clicking "New Address"....
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Understand how wallet genereates keys

I'm trying to understand how keys are generated by wallets in details and what different approaches that are used. More specifically I'm interested in how Electrum does this and how the deterministic ...
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Is the 12-word phrase app-specific?

I'm new to Bitcoin and trying to understand it, step by step. I tried to make a wallet using Electrum. This gave me 12 words which seem to allow me to regenerate my wallet's private key. When trying ...
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Electrum on Android - where is wallet.dat hidden?

Does anyone knows where Electrum android app saves its wallet.dat on phone/sd memory? If such files exists is it possible to transfer it between phones? I have forgotten my seed words (and do not want ...
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How to connect to full node over Tor?

I have a raspberry pi with bitcoin core + electrum personal server. I would SSH into it and then run electrum with these arguments: ./electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50002:S . I later created ...
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How can I recover a electrum wallet with passphrase and keystore file?

Is there a way to recover a electrum wallet without the seed? I have the adress, passphrase and the wallet file. I tried restoring it but it asks for seed/ master key. I don't have those? Is there ...
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How to create a signed transaction offline using electrum?

I remember that on Electrum, it used to have a Preview button inside the Send tab. By clicking the Preview button I could export the unsigned transaction, and then sign it. I cannot find this button ...
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Is receiving address description public domain?

Exploring Electrum and see that I can add a description when generating a receiving address. The description cannot be edited later... would you happen to know why? And is that description public ...
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Confused about input and output spending limitations and consolidation

I am sure the answer to this is trivial to someone who already knows the answer, but not to me. I recently wanted to spend some received bitcoin for the first time and discovered that the associated ...
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No path found when connected to the same node

I'm trying to understand how the lightning network works in practice, so I figured I'd just use some Electrum wallets on testnet. So here's what I did: set up two wallets funded them with some tBTC ...
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ElectrumX method blockchain.address.get_balance removed, how to get the script hash of a public addres and get balance?

Reading the ElectrumX documentation, found that the method for getting balance of any public address was: blockchain.address.get_balance, but was removed. Now, I understand that blockchain.scripthash....
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Old Electrum wallet, encoded text document and non-functional seeds

I am trying to recover an old Electrum wallet that I used to use to buy "things" in college, circa 2016 or so. I remember having 10 to 30 dollars left in it back then that I never thought ...
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Coinbase tells me to send from electrum to my private key?

A few years ago I sent my BTC from Coinbase to Electrum on windows PC. That apparently went fine because Electrum showed the correct balance. Then I received 12 keywords and a hash (starting with 17)...
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Why does Electrum keep creating receiving addresses?

Everytime I open Electrum up, a new address for receiving is generated. Why is this happening? Is it supposed to generate so many addresses? I have over 20 receiving address at the moment. This seems ...
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Can I transfer Bitcoin from Binance to an Electrum Wallet?

I wanna be sure that it's possible. I want to transfer Bitcoin I bought on Binance for trading purposes, to an Electrum wallet. Is this possible? If yes, can you explain me how to do it? Thank you ...
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Old Bitcoin Core Wallet. Coins shown, not spendeable

Alright, so I thought I had 0.7 btc in my old bitcoin-qt wallet. When I loaded it up it showed 0.97 which was nice. But when I check the addresses, I only find 0.13. And any amount over that doesnt ...
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Convert Electrum p2pkh wallet to p2wpkh one?

Is it possible, in Electrum, to convert a p2pkh wallet to a p2wpkh one, so I can use the Lightning network?
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MultiBit with multiple addresses to Electrum

I have an old MultiBit Classic wallet, where I have received some BTC to two addresses (same wallet). When I import the private key from MultiBit (seems it's the compressed variant) to Electrum ...
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Electrum Server running. Now what?

I finally found time to build a full bitcoind node and run electrs (not Electrum Personal Server). What things can I do now? I know about only these: Point my Electrum wallet client to my electrs, ...
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Deleting Electrum wallet and setting up new one

I set up an Electrum wallet before I learnt that you should verify the signature. While I went straight to the electrum.org website to download it, I would still like to be secure, just in case. So I ...
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Pending transfer

I sent some bitcoin from my Electrum wallet to Exodus app and the transfer is still pending after more than a day! I chose the lowest fee possible, could that be the reason? And when I can I expect it ...
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Bitcoin.text into Electrum issue with “0014” addresses

I am currently retrieving an old wallet. Which may have recieved btc from another wallet from around 2012/Be the old wallet. While copying in to Electrum to create a new wallet using Import bitcoin ...
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How do I convert a private key in hex to a Segwit private key expected by Electrum?

I've been following this code to generate SegWit addresses with python. However, I'm confused because this script doesn't output the private key in a usable way for Electrum. I found this site which ...
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What is the maximum channel capacity allowed on the Bitcoin testnet?

Using Electrum desktop wallet connected to the testnet, when trying to open a channel with the amount exceeding 0.16777215 BTC I get the following: Could not open channel. Exception('Requested ...
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nLocketime error PUSH TRANSACTION ERROR: 64: NON-FINAL

Created nlocktime with electrum and used the time date feature which is using unix time instead of block height number for the locktime. SO when pushing the raw tx before its time I get code 26 ...
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Is it possible to use BitGo's wallet with other software (Electrum or else), what is the used derivation path?

BitGo wallets are based on a 2-of-3 multi-signature, the end user have access to: - Public key (xpub) of the 3rd signer (as the main wallet xpub) - Native Segwit (Bech32), bc1... addresses to receive ...
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Which one is safer for a cold storage bitcoin-core or electrum?

Since bitcoin core and electrum uses different method in generating the wallet (BIP39 & BIP32). I wonder which one is the safer option to use for cold storage?
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What is the best way to generate bitcoin wallet?

I am trying to create a cold storage, and I'm becoming so paranoid about everything on software and hardware (also afraid of myself forgetting/losing the wallet) related to the setup. I have read some ...
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Is there anything wrong using a cold wallet from BitKey in watch-only mode on my normal desktop Electrum?

I followed the instruction for cold-offline in BitKey and created my cold wallet on a USB key with BitKey burned and booted from a CD-ROM. I noted the encryption password and the seed phrase on a ...
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Moving funds from MultiBit 0.5.18 into new Software (Electrum)

Since Multibit support has ended I want to move my funds to a new software. As far as I've seen Electrum is recommended for this purpose. I've followed instructions from the answer of Dr.Bob https://...
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Electrum: display redeem script of a P2SH utxo

I use Electrum with a multisig wallet. I would like to figure out how to prove ownership of a "coin". I understand that I need to share the whole redeem script so that it's hash can be ...
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Replace-by-fee and re-sending to another address

In Bitcoin Core (or Electrum) When sending a transaction with "Enable Replace-by-fee" checked, is it possible to resend the transaction (before it was mined) with a higher fee AND to another ...
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Unexplained fee in electrum to localbitcoins transaction

Unexplained fee in electrum to localbitcoins transaction. How to avoid this in future? I was trying to make a transaction from electrum to localbitcoins 120$, paid 57$ fee for the transaction. https:/...
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Can you really trust a non-open-source desktop wallet?

I am a newbie in the crypto markets, but as a software engineer, it seems to me that a huge security vulnerability could be choosing a wrong wallet. If you are using a hot wallet, and can't see the ...
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How to set the most budgetfriendly transaction fee in Electrum?

Since the newer versions of Electrum have more options in setting the transaction fee, what could be the best possible option to send bitcoins in a quick but budget friendly way? Static ETA or ...

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