Questions tagged [mnemonic-seed]

Mostly BIP39, an open standard for encoding a seed as a series of common words, but also collects other methodologies.

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Obtaining private key from mnemonic keywords

A customer of us can't remember which wallet he has used before (in 2014), but he still knows his public wallet address and als the 12 words for recovery. We have a choice of 3 different wallets which ...
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What will be the impact of Pegasus spyware on cryptocurrencies? [closed]

A few days ago, I asked a question about the servers being infected with a virus, and my question was closed. In less than a few days, all the media is talking about a spyware called Pegasus. The ...
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What type of wallet support French seed-phrases?

been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English.
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Why is it bad to split up a wallet seed redundantly?

I have been reading a lot about wallet security and this seems to be universally considered a bad idea (see for example this video or this answer), but I am struggling to see why it is not a good ...
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Does randomly typing BIP39 words give access to that wallet? [duplicate]

If I randomly type in BIP39 words would it give me access to those wallets? Yes I know they’d likely be empty. Just curious how this works
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Is it better to encrypt the mnemonic or hash it? Hardware wallets

I'm making an Arduino hardware wallet, I'm curious about best security practices for storing the mnemonic phrase. Would it be better to encrypt it then let the user view it with the pin. Or store a ...
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How does randomness works in mnemonic phrase generation?

As far as I know, randomness in computers are not truly random, but rather pseudorandom, mostly derived from current timestamp. So when creating various wallets, I have saw a lot of them introduced ...
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Which app generates stronger mnemonic seed?

Mnemonic phrase, mnemonic seed, or seed phrase are defined as a secret group of words that represent a wallet. When used in sequence they allow access to the cryptocurrencies stored within. “Mnemonic” ...
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How many bytes of entropy are recommended for seeding a mnemonic phrase?

If I wanted to generate a 12 word mnemonic, how many additional bytes of entropy is recommended I use?
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How can I recover my BCH wallet using my recovery phrase in another wallet? [closed]

Its important that the wallet supports 12 word phrase, BIP32, BIP32 Derivation Path of m/0'/0. The BCH is currently in my BRD wallet, but I want acces to my BITCOINSV. Thanks a lot.
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Deriving payable address from mnemonic using BIP44

I'm trying to go from seed phrase/mnemonic to payable address using BIP 44. Here is a simplified version of the code I'm using. However, when I compare with https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ the private, ...
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How to create a physical/paper backup for bitcoin-core wallet?

I am using bitcoin-core for my offline storage. In electrum I can do a paper backup by writing down the mnemonics. bitcoin-core seems to be using a different mechanism to generate the wallet. What I ...
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How to encrypt an existing BIP-39 mnemonic with a password without changing the seed?

I know that you can create a Mnemonic + PW to encode a seed to derive keys. What I want is to encrypt an existing mnemonic with a password that generates the same seed as the unencrypted mnemonic. ...
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How can I programmatically check if a 12 word mnemonic is valid? [duplicate]

I would like to use python to check if a 12 word mnemonic is valid. How can this be done?
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c++ code how to restore wallet keys from mnemonic seed phrase

so iam trying to code some wallet functions in c++ i need to do the following. starting with a seed phrase restore the private keys and bitcoin addresses (all addresses generated from the seed phrase)...
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Safe way to create a mnemonic and address in golang

I have been looking over internet in the different repos of btcsuite but had no luck in finding a way to generate a 12 word mnemonic and convert this to an address using the go language. It needs also ...
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Why bother with 'account' in derivation path?

After lots of wallet testing, I'm thinking that only account level 0 should be used. Especially, when you consider restoring a wallet from the seed phrase. m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / ...
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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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Generating HD wallet seed phrase

got a new hardware wallet and thinking of using my own set of bip39 words instead of wallet generated one, combined with a passphrase.
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Python: Why the addresses and keys generated by pywallet and bip32utils using the same 12 mnemonic words don't match?

I tried to generate wallets by using pywallet and bip32utils (Python). But I noted that the addresses/keys of the 2 wallets, namely wallet_pywallet and wallet_bip39 don't match with each other. I ...
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Split BIP39 words by hand

I'm thinking about a way to split the bip39 words (by hand) and I would like to have some opinions on it. The aim is to store the word list in several locations, I came with something inspired by one-...
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I lost my 12 or 24 words to my bitcoin wallet. I just have my password

I lost my 12 or 24 words to my bitcoin wallet. I just have my password. How can I get them back? Is there a software or a website where I can enter my password and get my asset back?
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How to derive public child keys from public parent keys with bip39-libs.js?

I red this doc: https://howieliux.github.io/assets/others/Mastering_bitcoin/Mastering_Bitcoin.html and found: As mentioned previously, a very useful characteristic of HD wallets is the ability to ...
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Are mnemonic phrase order-sensitive?

Is it important to remember just the set of the words, or also their order? If I kept them without the correct order. Can I easily decrypt my wallet?
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Migrate old Bitcoin Core wallet to Trezor

I have an old Bitcoin Core wallet, and recently bought a trezor. I wanted to use it, but I am unsure how to migrate it. While I can access it with my password, I do not know how to find its 12-word ...
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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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Recovering 2 of 2 multisig HD Wallet with bip38 encrypted private key

I have been trying to figure out if it is possible to restore my wallet with the current information I have. The wallet is a 2 of 2 multisignature HD wallet The first key is Bip38 and requires a ...
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HD Wallets, XPUB and child private key leaks

So some generalisations on xpubs and current wallet providers. Ledger and Trezor wallets can create xpubs which can show all transactions of a wallet When a passphrase is added, this counts as a new ...
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I can't remember one of the words in my 24-word mnemonic phrase [duplicate]

I wanted to import my mnemonic phrase to my new phone but I can't remember one of the words being asked that I wrote down. Is there any way to get that one? I remember all the other words.
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Lost my old-Electrum 12-word mnemonic seed order

I created my wallet some years ago, and wrote my seed phrase on paper, but unfortunately in a wrong order. Now I suddenly found my note and after some check I find it is in the old-Electrum wordlists. ...
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What are the chances of hitting VALID mnemonic phrase out of bip39, if someone picks 12, 18, or 24 words from the word list randomly by himself?

So, here is the statement: "Not every combination of words from bip39 wordlist is valid." What are the chances of hitting a VALID mnemonic phrase out of bip39, if someone picks 12, 18 and 24 ...
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I opened 3 different with a single email but now I can’t find my bitcoin in any of it and I have my recovery but it keeps saying error

I can’t find my bitcoin in any of the three wallet I opened with a particular wallet. I have my 12 word phrase but it keeps saying error. Even when I logged in it says no activity
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Can I create my own 24 word system using JavaScript or Ruby?

Ledger Nano X has a 24 word system. So can I create this system on my own computer? And I can use 3 words, 9 words, 24 words, just by a method like the following? Say, for simplicity, if it is 3 ...
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How can I generate SegWit addresses from a mnemonic using python?

So, I have written a script that generates BIP39 mnemonics. I now want to generate N native SegWit public keys from this mnemonic. I have found this, but it generates legacy addresses. It uses the ...
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What software can I use to calculate my private key from a seed (e.g. Trezor or Ledger)?

I want to make sure I can use my seed from Trezor or Ledger (or others) in a backup process without using an actual Trezor or Ledger to do it. I have to find out my private key. I probably also need ...
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How can I import my public key from a mnemonic seed phrase to receive a payment?

I installed Trust Wallet on my Android smartphone. I carefully wrote down the reminder words in the proper order and hid them. I know where they are. How do I use the words to get the key (public or ...
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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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How do I export a wallet from Wasabi Wallet to Samurai?

I'm quite new to this business, and I have a question. Here I have 12 words and a passphrase, there is a Wasabi Wallet application on the computer and created a wallet based on this data. Can I use ...
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Found old ?BIP39 phrase - how to restore wallet

I recently managed to recover what I believe to be a seed phrase for an old bitcoin wallet. I am, however, unsure what my next steps should be. Years ago, I used (if I can remember correctly) ...
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lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase

I lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase I even cant remember public address is there a way I can find them back please help me thanks a lot
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Use BIP39 to generate SSH or TLS keys?

Is it possible to use the same Bip39 mneumonic that generates addresses/keys to generate deterministic key pairs for use outside of cryptocurrency, say in ssh, tls, etc? I know that bip39 doesn't use ...
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How to access a wallet in bitcoin core using raw key export from edge wallet?

I have a wallet in the Edge Wallet app. When I view "Raw Keys", I see this json: { "format": "bip49 ", "bitcoinKey": <seed phrase>, "coinType": ...
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Reusing bitcoin hw wallet infrastructure as a PGP replacement?

A lot of people who own Bitcoin are already know how to securely generate, store and use their BIP32 + BIP39 wallets, and own hardware wallets. Are there any existing projects/standards trying to bolt ...
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I've inherited BTC, how do I recover and sell it?

Update>>> I have the 12 word phrase and the 34 letter and number address for wallet... Mom passed away the day after Thanksgiving. I have all her paperwork and mine as I was her only child. I ...
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Recover Greenbits address - I have the 24 words (checksum matches too)

In April 3rd, 2018, I created a bitcoin wallet with Greenbits and sent 0.02 BTC to it (tx) I wrote down the 24 words in 2 columns in a paper, alternatively in each column. So the 1st one in the 1st, ...
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Should the BIP 39 mnemonic sentence checksum be eliminated from the standard? Does it do more harm than good?

Should the BIP 39 checksum be eliminated from the standard? Should the BIP39 checksum be made optional to improve security?
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Need help with xpub bib32/bib44

I might just have had a major screw up. I created a bitcoin wallet with Electrum (bip32 standard). I then used the xpub key (extended public key) to generate payment addresses in my online store. It ...
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How to restore the original mnemonics from shares?

I just read that an original mnemonic can be split into parts, I am a little confused about how the system can restore the original mnemonic from these mnemonic pieces. example i have mnemonic radar ...
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Possibility to retrieve BIP39 mnemonic (24 words English dict) from BIP39 (hex) seed?

I am in a situation where I have access to a BIP39 hex seed which I know has been derived from a BIP39 24 word English dictionary mnemonic. I would like to retrieve this 24 word list - is this ...
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Why are there not mnemonic-seed words in Turkish especially considering the increasing rate of bitcoin adoption in the country?

How come bitcoin doesn't have Turkish words as wallet seeds especially considering the increasing rate of bitcoin adoption in the country ?