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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What files/code should I look for iOS Coinbase Wallet Seed Phrase?

I never wrote down my seed phrase for Coinbase wallet and used FaceId to Login for months. One day the app did an update which forced me off the app and prompted me for the seed phrase to login. I ...
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How (un)safe is it to use non-random seed words?

Suppose someone chooses to use a seed (mnemonic) that is easy to memorise, like true kid true kid true kid true kid true kid true kid - using a passphrase, of course. The benefit is clear: he'd only ...
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Sparrow Wallet only partially supports Taproot?

Sparrow 1.7.1 I decided to try out the Sparrow Wallet. Since Sparrow supports P2WPKH, P2WSH and P2TR I created one of each and verified that it was connecting to my Bitcoin Core node. However, I only ...
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Is spitting a BIP39 seed phrase in half meaningly less secure than splitting the entropy in half?

One way to create a distribution, 2-of-3 backup of your seed phrase ABC is to store the following in three separate places: AB BC CA Any two of these lists is sufficient to reconstructed the entire ...
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How do I generate master key from the root seed

I created a mnemonics and it is hashed using pbdkf2 function to get a root seed. So this root seed should be hashed again with HMAC-SHA512 to get the master key (Master private key and chain code). So ...
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Easier way of backing up/remembering a bitcoin private key

This is a bit of a general question, knowing already of HD wallets and the mnemonic system for creating, backing-up and using the bitcoin blockchain. However say you have for example a cold/paper ...
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Import the seed phrases generated in Electrum

To which wallets can I import the seed phrases generated in Electrum?
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hdseed, hdseed, and bitcoin-qt

in bitcoincore, what is the use of hdseed please? can we restore a wallet with it? and above all an address with bitcoin on it thank you ! for IT
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Can you use bitcoin seed phrase to create/restore lightning wallet?

Lets say I already have a hardware wallet or existing Bitcoin wallet with seed phrase. I want to now create a lightning wallet on a new device. Rather than starting a whole new Bitcoin wallet via some ...
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Why my manually generated mnemonic seed phrase is not recognised by metamask or trust wallet

I created a random entropy using this code func randomNumGenerator() []byte { n := 16 randomByte := make([]byte, n) _, err := rand.Read(randomByte) if err != nil { panic(err) ...
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BIP39 security: 24 words vs. 12 words + 12 word passphrase

Does using a 12 word BIP39 mnemonic phrase in combination with another 12 word BIP39 mnemonic phrase used as an additional passphrase provide the same security as a 24 word mnemonic phrase without ...
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Are BIP39 checksum collisions a thing? [duplicate]

My understanding is that 12th word is a checksum… so why are following mnemonics both valid? gather video album produce report surge grant buzz buzz jaguar modify occur gather video album produce ...
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What is the best bitcoin software wallet where I can import my mnemonic seed phrase?

I have BTC mnemonic seed phrase and I want to import to my wallet. I'm not a fan of online bitcoin wallets, and I want to install a software wallet. What is the best software wallet for this? I'm not ...
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I can't find 3 words out of my 12 words recovery phrase that i saved. I hear i need to run a script I just need guidelines as a newbie on how to do it

So i can't find 3 words out of my 12 words recovery phrase that i saved. I just don't know how to go about the whole script thing. Really hoping someone could guide me step by step on it.
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How are crypto wallets derived? Specifically the BIP32 Root key

I realize this is a very broad question. I'm not getting helpful resources from anywhere. White papers don't really explain the code, YouTube videos are vague or abstract, demonstration sites don't ...
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can MITM read my metamask seed phrase when I click "Reveal Secret Recovery Phrase" in the wallet? [closed]

I worry someone is leaching my WiFi and potentially trying to do a MITM attack. If I click "Reveal Secret Recovery Phrase" in my metamask wallet extension, will they be able to read it via ...
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Can someone explain *simply*, but precisely, how the mnemonic seed phrase is used to produce the bip39 seed

Im referencing https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ I understand how the words are generated ("bip39 mnemonic" at the link). But Im not quite clear on how the words give rise to "bip39 seed&...
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Why arent wallets made to generate more than 24 word recovery phrases?

Does the math break if you go above 24? Is there a reason its not done? Can I code my own wallet to have, say, 27 or 48 words? Would this add to the entropy and difficulty of hacking or would it ...
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Where is the private key stored. Also, how is a seed-phrase one's private key?

If I download an app such as Metamask which will give me a seed phrase, how can this seed phrase be transformed into an alphanumerical private key? Also, where is this private key stored - is it ...
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What is the first Deterministic BIP39 Wallet released?

I'm studying the BIP39 and the seed phrase. I can read this doc (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0039) and I can find Created: 2013-09-10. In bitcoin talk I can read this article (https://bitcointalk....
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How much entropy is lost alphabetising your mnemonics?

Yes I know this is a horrible idea and not BIP39 compliant, but please help satisfy my curiosity with this "thought experiment" and applied maths exercise. Two questions, one for 12 words, ...
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entropy to mnemonic converter

how to make an entropy to mnemonic converter to read a file with an array line by line in python or javascript there var bip39 = require('bip39') var mnemonic = bip39.entropyToMnemonic('...
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Found 2015 seed phrase - NOT bip32 or common format! Cant open it!

Found lost seed phrase from 2015 behind picture frame... Actually two of them. BUT I have no idea what wallet it goes to. 12 word phrase. The words are not recognized as part of the bip32 word set. ...
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BIP85: Is the list of mnemonic sentences deterministically ordered?

There aren't many working implementations of BIP85 yet. Ian Coleman's, Grondilu just added support to their Bitcoin Bash Tools, COLDCARDwallet, AirGap Vault and the Python demonstration library https:/...
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Can't get the bip32masterkey from mnemonic seed (Python)

I'm trying to understandand implement the functioning of Hierarchical deterministic wallets. But I can't get the bip32masterkey based on this tutorial : https://medium.com/mycrypto/the-journey-from-...
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CLI tool like Bitcoin Explorer (bx) for BIP85? multisig?

Looking for a CLI tool like Bitcoin Explorer (bx) that will generate multiple seeds/mnemonics from a single entropy string, as per BIP85 Also one that allows for a decent multisig scheme? Or if not ...
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How to use Bitcoin Explorer (bx) for BIP39?

Creating an HD wallet as per BIP39, adapted from O'Reilly's Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos Generate pseudo-random number as 32 hex characters $ bx seed > entropy Convert random number ...
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HD wallet parameters clarification

I'm using HD Address Generator to create an HD wallet: let mnemonic = "voyage blind unit shoulder yellow attitude mule all hire above obvious swap" let bip84 = HdAddGen.withMnemonic(mnemonic,...
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I have all 12 phrase words, but can't figure out the order of the last six words. What do I do?

I'm trying to recover my Trust Wallet account. I have all 12 words of my phrase. For 6 of them I strongly believe that I know the right order but the remaining 6 words are completely random. Is there ...
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Lost 3 words out of 12, and not sure of order, mnemonic seed

I lost 3 words out 12 and not sure of the order of the rest besides the first 3, and the last one. I wrote a Python script with mnemonic and the crypto.com wallet library, it works, to my knowledge ...
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What are all the actions that can be performed with a seed phrase

I am asking this question because someone (malicious) else has access to a seed phrase I created and transacted for the first time. So the wallet is active in the blockchain. Currently the seed ...
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How many words are enough to confirm user backed up all words for seed phrase?

If there are 12 words in the seed phrase, is confirming random 3 words enough to ensure user has backed up all words? Or is it necessary to confirm all words and in the correct order? If I create a ...
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Stumped on finding checksum for 12 word Bip39 mnemonic

I read Pseudo code to find Bip39 checksum? and followed the steps outlined by the answer and arrived at the correct checksum. But when I went to try it on a 128 bit entropy that were all 1s: ...
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Convert alphanumeric to Mnemonic?

I have found here at home a paper with "coinbase seed" label from the far paste. I totally forget it, and I would check the wallet, but it is not the 12 word Mnemonic, but 16 alphanumeric ...
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Which "address" should be used when wallet is made with iancoleman page?

If I have generated / choosen the 12 word memnonic with bip39 here https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ which address I should fill in Binance as the destination address when withdrowing coins? Account ...
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Can you recover a wallet with only BIP39 seed or BIP32 root key?

Can we access and withdraw BTC if we have bip32 seed and bip32 root key? But we don't have the bip39 passphrase
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Are hardware wallet seeds cross compatible over all brands and even software wallets?

I had a discussion today and I'm really confused. What I though is happening with each hardware wallet is this: Seed (BIP39) 1 --> HW Wallet (ledger) --> chip1 + seed = private key 1 Seed (...
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What is a safe amount of characters in a passphare?

The coldcard and trezor both has support for a passphrase. What amount of characters in this passphrase that would be considered unbreakable with current technology and within some years of ...
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How to properly compute the BIP39 checksum bytes?

I'm trying to understand the logic of generating a valid BIP-39 seed phrase. I have read the BIP-39 and trying to implement the section Generating the mnemonic step by step. I have the following ...
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I have a BIP39 seed but I cannot successfully recover the wallet on Electrum

Saw a photo of a screenshot I took and uploaded to Facebook 8 years ago, the address in the picture was this https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/19ScMXCyxoL1igxuw2LqRCtfdZb5WdQGJC and turns out ...
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Use Bip 39 mnemonic words to restore Samourai wallet to another wallet

I want to access my Samourai wallet from a different type of wallet: either Blue- or Sparrow Wallet by using the 12 word mnemonic and passphrase. Is this recommended? Is it possible?
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How to get correct address from BTC mnemonic phrase in Python

Faced a problem, I have a crypto wallet written in Python, there is a code that creates a wallet address from a mnemonic phrase (In this case, BTC address). But if I enter this mnemonic phrase into ...
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Best way to store private key from address

I make my own hot-wallet and wanted to know best way to store private key from address, because I need it for signing transactions. I tried store private key in my bitcoin core node, but I realized ...
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HD wallet root seed length

Mastering Bitcoin describes the process of generating the HD wallet seed: "1. Create a random sequence (entropy) of 128 to 256 bits." ... 6. The mnemonic code is the sequence of words. ... 9....
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Using more than a 12 word mnemonic phrase

From Mastering Bitcoin: "From a security perspective, the amount of entropy actually used for the production of HD wallets is roughly 128 bits, which equals 12 words. Providing more than 12 words ...
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hierarchical deterministic wallets - creation of public keys

From Mastering Bitcoin: "The second advantage of HD wallets is that users can create a sequence of public keys without having access to the corresponding private keys. This allows HD wallets to ...
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How to generate BIP85 Child Key using Bitcoin Explorer?

I've playing with 2 tools: Mnemonic Code Converter (site) Bitcoin Explorer (CLI) - bx command For the purpose of test I've used these tree BIP39 mnemonic words: client mixed great. Using a site I've ...
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Is it possible to you convert privkey to BIP39 mnemonic (or entropy)?

I've generated a private key using vanitygen command by: $ ./vanitygen 11 Difficulty: 256 Pattern: 11 Address: ...
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Should I use one `hsm_secret` for both the mainnet and the testnet?

When I launch lightningd it generates hsm_secret in ~/.lightning/bitcoin whereas launching lightningd with network=testnet generates hsm_secret in ~/.lightning/testnet. These two files seem to be ...
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Storing entire seed from bip39 mnemonic using WIF

I'm using the bitcoinjs collection of libraries, specifically https://github.com/bitcoinjs/wif, https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bip32 and https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bip39 with nodejs. I have a mnemonic ...

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