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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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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Signature doesn't prove that the owner of a Private Key produced a given message

Let's assume I am a developer of Bitcoin wallet. If I create a private key without implementing a seed phrase methodology (not using the principles of BIP32 and BIP39), is there at least the slightest ...
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What do they mean by "12/24 words" or "seed words"?

Having read thousands of Bitcoin threads/questions on Reddit, there's constant references to "your 12/24 words" or "seed words". They never once refer to wallet.dat. I have used ...
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Does 12 word Mnemonic seed + passphrase wallet get recovered w/o the passphrase?

I recently bought an Ellipal Titan, I was playing around with it to get used to the wallet. I created a wallet with 12 mnemonic + passphrase. I erased the wallet. I tried to recover the wallet with ...
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Turning private keys into BIP39

Can you turn a private key into Bip39? private key example (just generated it, so it's empty): ...
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Is this mnemonic cryptography flawed?

Recently I setup a crypto wallet which used a 12-word BIP39 passphrase as security. I noticed something peculiar when I went to setup an additional wallet. The first and last words of the previous ...
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Find 2 last words in the seed Trust Wallet [duplicate]

I have multi-account Trust wallet and 10 first words of seed from 12. Also i have binance smart chain adress from this wallet. Is there any tool to find last 2 words?
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How to verify that the seed generated by wallet software/hardware is not BIP85 seed?

I just learned about BIP85 today. It will generate a new seed that I don't need to back up. I think it is pretty cool to only have to backup my one BIP39 seed and the index of BIP85. However I started ...
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Recovering an Hierarchical Deterministic wallet

Does the use of an HD wallet (with BIP 32 and BIP 39) guarantee the possibility of its recovery in an HD wallet of any manufacturer, whether it's software or hardware? Or sometimes there are cases of ...
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As a developer, what steps do I need to take to generate private-public keys?

When developing (I'm using Apple Swift), what steps are needed in order to independently create my own pair of private-public keys (with the ability to restore a private key from a mnemonic phrase)? ...
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Can't Access funds due to derivation path

I created a seed phrase and public key via the following Node.js code: const mnemonic = bip39.generateMnemonic() const seed = await bip39.mnemonicToSeed(mnemonic) const node = bip32.fromSeed(seed) ...
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how to decode cryptocurrency wallet with mnemonic phrases

I want to create multi-coin wallet on Golang language and I faced with issue about how decode wallet with mnemonic phrases.
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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 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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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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