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Electrum 4.2.1 Gui - Console payto error

I am using Electrum 4.2.1 Gui. I have tried using command payto in console and error below. What i can do? any new command for this version or i am missing config. >>> payto ...
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Is it possible to use Electrum to create a multisig wallet with a trezor and an airgapped coldcard?

I set up a 2-of-3 multisig using Electrum, a Trezor, and a Coldcard. During testing, I ran into issues using the Coldcard to sign. My approach: (On Electrum) File -> New/Restore -> Multi-signature ...
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Should I use Electrum Wallet OR Bitcoin Core as my website's payment gateway?

I'm a developer who is building a website that need to process Bitcoin payment requests. So I need a payment gateway. In my last project, I used Electrum wallet as payment gateway but my last ...
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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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Addresses in Electrum wallet start bc1 but other tool gives addresses starting 1

I am using the Electrum wallet for Bitcoin on Windows 10. I'm able to get the private key of my main receiving address. I'm sure this address works to receive BTC as I've been able to before. I was ...
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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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Practical application of Electrum's Encrypt/Decrypt message feature?

It's pretty clear how signing a message with a Bitcoin key can be useful in proving ownership of funds. However, it's far from clear how encrypting a message with a Bitcoin key can do anything useful....
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Bitcoin tx with electrum has been unconfirmed for more than 24 hours and cannot be found on blockchain

I tried to sell some BTC yesterday but the coins did not arrive and the tx remained unconfirmed and still is now. When I right click 'view on block explorer' it says 'Transaction not found'. What can ...
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What does Tx mean in Electrum?

I found that there is a Tx column. For most of the addresses, it's 0. For some wallets with balance > 0, it's not 0. What does it mean?
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How does Bitcoin Core know about a new address created in a different wallet?

Using importprvkey, I imported all the private keys of an Electrum wallet into a Bitcoin Core wallet (courtesy the electrum2core script; 🎩-tip: somedude). Then, in Electrum, I created a new bech32 ...
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In Electrum, how does one watch/poll a wallet for an incoming payments to a certain address via API?

I want to create a simple way to accepting bitcoins on my own, using Electrum. I don't except big volume. I suppose, I'd have at most a handful of incoming payments in the beginning. That is, I ...
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Script to import multiple priv keys in Electrum

DuckDuckGo turns up nothing of interest. How to import multiple priv keys in Electrum from a file using Electrum console or shell script, for all derivable valid BTC addresses? (1,3,bc1) Eventually I ...
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Can I pick a certain channel for payment?

Having Electrum wallet and 2+ open Lightning channels can I pick a certain one when paying for something? Or the channel is picked automatically due to some algorithm?
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How to make sure Electrum connects to my private Electrs server and to no other server?

I want to connect my Electrum wallet app to my private Electrs server in my local LAN which is also reachable via onion. I want to just use this one server, no other server. My ~/.electrum/config is { ...
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Electrum Wallet: zero mBTC balance after sweeping private address

Have the newest (3.+) ver. of Electrum Wallet. I performed the sweep of the private address to acquire BTC from paper wallet . Wallet menu->Private Keys-> Sweep. Performed the operation, the screen ...
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recover wallet in electrum from hex mpk

I´m trying to recover a wallet from which the Master Private Key (mpk) in hex format and the number of used addresses is known. Till now I could manage to convert the hex mpk to the wif format and ...
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Recover Electron wallet with bad seed phrase

I once created a bitcoin wallet with Electron using a hand crafted seed phrase (using the words of the valid word list that time). I now figured it was a bad idea, while it is possible to create ...
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How to access Electrum remotely via the rest api?

I am able to execute calls on the server from the server. When I say calls, I mean like this. I.e. I can get the latest addresses doing something like this: $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, ...
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I convert My Xpub To Youb address And Now can't Recover Fund

I convert my Blochchain.com Wallet Legacy xpub to Ypub Using This website: [https://www.blockonomics.co/views/segwit_xpub_convert.html] But Now I can't recover My Fund It still Stack In Given address. ...
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Get transaction history of address using electrum commands

I am using electrum protocol to query history of a bitcoin address using blockchain.address.get_history. All is good I am receiving the tx data for every transaction. My problem is that I unable to ...
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How to change device label in Electrum?

Say one has a multi-sig Electrum wallet created using Electrum and two Trezor devices… can one change Trezor labels to COLDCARD labels without connecting COLDCARD devices (referring to device labels, ...
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Can I import wallet words more than once?

I am trying to transfer my electrum wallet, which was imported from MultiBitHD. I just found out that Electrum is not compatible with other wallets since it doesn't use a BIP39 seed. Can I use my old ...
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Claiming BTG from Electrum wallet issue

I had some BTC in my electrum wallet prior to the BTG fork - sent it there approx 7 days before it happened. I am trying on a MAC using Bluestacks emulator to run coinomi wallet - all works fine but ...
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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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Simulating -walletnotify option in Electrum

When run in daemon mode, bitcoind accepts a parameter -walletnotify=<cmd> which runs <cmd> whenever a wallet transaction changes due to sending/receiving. Is there a similar feature in ...
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Electrum's custom Base43 - looking for a 2-way deterministic hex converter

I am looking for a tool, suitable for an amnesiac offline air-gapped Linux Live host that will deterministically convert in both directions, between raw hex and Electrum's custom Base43 format, used ...
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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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Why public Electrum servers serving on websocket (WS) are so rare?

Couldn't find a single one. Only TCP or TLS. Am I looking in the wrong place? ( https://1209k.com/bitcoin-eye/ele.php?chain=btc )
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How to generate Electrum address with pybitcointools

I want to create a payment service where I want to be able to charge each client according to its invoice. I picked Electrum as my underlying wallet and pybitcontools as my Python interface. I would ...
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I can't send a transaction from electrums cli

I am trying to send a transaction in the cli using electrum with the command ~$ electrum --testnet payto mvYrQck9VfujSanmwvQxiLab3fLuywGdvh 0.01 -f 0.002 Password: (I entered the correct password ...
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Step by Step to Connect to ElectrumX via Nodejs

I am developing a simple app that will need to retrieve BTC wallet Address Balance and relative transactions Initially I thought to use some existing APIs (btc.com, blockchain.com etc.), but the ...
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Multibit seed/ or files to Electrum wallet

i tried moving multibit wallet as explained here but failed. https://youtu.be/E-KcY6KUVnY i have the seed and password from Multibit wallet and some files from backup folder in the 'mbh......aes' ...
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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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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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Electrum 2.7.9 setup never went through the password and seed setup, now I can't send coins

I installed the Electrum 2.7.9 wallet and it never went through the password and seed setup. I ended up with a default standard wallet. I then uninstalled the Electrum wallet and then reinstalled it. ...
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Generating additional change addresses manually in Electrum

So I have an offline wallet created with Electrum. When signing transactions on the cold storage machine, I would like to be able to check that the address I'm sending the change to is actually a ...
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Import of BTC BIP38 Paper Walet into Electrum 3.3.4 not working

Trying to finalize importing BTC from a BIP38 Paper Wallet into Electrum wallet About an hour ago I opened Electum 3.3.4, created a new wallet, set a password, saved a copy of the new wallet to a USB ...
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How can I troubleshoot whether an unconfirmed transaction that seems stuck is a problem on my end or just from high volume on mempool?

Never had transaction hang unconfirmed like this before. Granted its only been a few hours but it's not like I skimped on fees either. I always choose the default electrum fee, but when it got stuck I ...
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How to recover a deterministic wallet offline?

I know that in the case of electrum there is a gap limit and it will keep generating addresses until it finds a number of consecutive empty addresses equal to the gap limit. What about if I want to ...
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Electrum-personal-server isn't seeing any historical transactions; using a Trezor

I followed the instructions in the Electrum Personal Server guide. I know that the transactions are there because I checked wallet.trezor.io. But none are showing up in Electrum. I have run --rescan. ...
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Unconfirmed transaction. How to make my wallet made whole

I am running a node with an unconfirmed transaction. I tried shutting down my btc qt so the transaction would be forgotten. To no avail it keeps rebroadcasting the transaction. I am in the process of ...
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Setup Trezor with Electrum. Created a receiving address. Executed from my online wallet. Timed out and disconnected Trezor. Now what?

I setup Trezor 1 (not Model T) with Electrum, then created a receiving address in Electrum (not Trezor's wallet). I then sent transfer from Paxos account to this address. However, Paxos triggered some ...
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Sent funds to ColdCard BIP 32 address, how can I transfer them out to a different address?

The Setup I purchased a genuine ColdCard, verified its authenticity, set it up, backed up my key and all that good stuff. I then wanted to transfer some BTC from an exchange but I was being paranoid ...
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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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Watch-only bitcoin address, Transaction file?

I m playing around with Electrum wallet, with watch only address. When i open transaction file i see text like(this is just part of it): BegDAAAAAAAAGXapFCDUWmp2JTVwDOngshbjGZQzXbiliKzoAwAAAAAAABl2qRQ+...
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How to create a new account in Electrum multisig setup?

I have a cold storage multisig created with Electrum. When I initially set that up I unknowingly let the Electrum app connect to a number of public Electrum servers, losing privacy as it shared a lot ...
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Installing Electrum on a cold wallet linux usb

I don't usually use linux but I'm looking to start using it more, if I can just figure out how to do anything. . . I'm using Ubuntu on a usb, I've downloaded Electrum (from the site since I couldn't ...
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What are the privacy implications of using Electrum public nodes?

My (perhaps naive) understanding is that Electrum sends first n addresses to a single randomly-chosen public server to check balances. If all addresses have balances, Electrum then sends next n ...
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What does "Green address verification" mean in the context of transaction validation?

I am only new to Bitcoin and I would like to know what a "Green address verification" is. I have an Electrum wallet ver 3.3.6 and I think the term is being used in the context of faster transactions ...
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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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