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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Is the checksum used in BIP39 mnemonic sentences too short?

In the BIP39 specification, you add 1 bit of checksum for every 32 bits of entropy you generate. Therefore, with a common entropy size of 128 bits, you are only adding 4 bits of checksum. This means ...
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Have 10 of 12 of my mnemonic along with the BTC address, how can i automate recovery?

So I wrote down my mnemonic on a piece of paper and somehow the last 2 words got ripped off and I cannot find where it went. I do have 10 out of the 12 word phrase still (along with the order, they ...
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Account extended private key vs BIP32 extended private key [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the difference between Account extended private key and BIP32 extended private key. I was creating Mnemonic seeds (https://iancoleman.io/bip39/) and I stopped because I ...
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What's the relationship between SLIP39 and BIP39?

Trezor's SLIP39 makes it possible to apply Shamir's secret sharing to a Bitcoin wallet seed. How do SLIP39 and BIP39 relate to each other? I.e. it seems possible to derive SLIP39 from BIP39 words ...
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Chance of a word repeating THREE times in a BIP39 Mnemonic passphrase? And what about 2 words repeating 2 times each?

So according to the other thread about BIP39 repeating words, the cahnce of a word repeating TWICE is 11.7%. Now I was wondering, since my passphrase may or may not contain THREE repetitions :O. And ...
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similar seed words minor sequence difference

I created a wallet weeks back and seemingly restored the seed onto my other 2 devices. Recently I got to notice that I had mistakenly logged into another wallet with identical seed words but I ...
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Importing master keys on bitcoin core

I want to use a mnemonic phrase and BIP 39 to store the keys, and use bitcoin-core, I understand that master private keys cannot be imported at least directly and that mnemonic phrase is not supported....
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Implementation of BIP39, I want to generate a BIP39 512-bits seed from 12 mnemonics but failed

I have a question. I used the website (https://www.mobilefish.com/download/ethereum/bip39.html) to generate a 12-words mnemonic(English word list) without password and got below: "organ rate senior ...
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Why is “cancel canal can” an invalid BI39 (3 word) mnemonic phrase?

Is there an entropy rule that prevents this particular combination? e.g. it's not random enough? Or is this just a bug on this generator tool I'm using: https://iancoleman.io/bip39/#english
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Centralized wallet systems - which methods exist to circumvent a malicious wallet provider?

I have a question about centralized wallet providers. Before I ask, I provide you my definition of "centralized": In this context, I mean by "centralized" that a wallet is broadcasting your ...
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Bruteforcing a seed with 24 words of a unknown order

How much time would it take to brute force a seed that we know all of its words but also that is completely shuffled? I ask this because the old Trezor model asks for seed in a shuffled way but still ...
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Is lack of version number really a flaw of BIP39?

It seemed that BIP39 was often criticized as it lacks version number. However, wasn't BIP39 supposed to be universal, that "one single seed covers all purposes, one single seed backups everything"? ...
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Wallet Recovery with Bip39 Seed

From having a list of bip39 seeds, is there any way of recovering a wallet? In particular, I have a list of ~100 seeds--one of which is mine--and need an automate way of figuring out which is valid ...
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bip39 checksum python

Is there any Python package which will allow me to verify if the checksum of a bip39 mnemonic is valid? For instance, I have a 24-word bip39 mnemonic, and I might have made a mistake for one of the ...
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Words to seed translation

In bitcoin wallet that support bip39 mnemonic code, is there a way to get the 12/24 words from the seed generated by them? Or the translation is one-way only (from words to seed)?
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does bitcoin-core support bip44 HD wallet

If bitcoin-core does not support bip-44, is there any other node ?
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Does bitcoin core 0.18 support bip44,bip39 (HD wallet)

I am new to bitcoin. Struggling to implement HD wallet. goggled for the same but did not get satisfied answer. Can we create multiple seed in single bitcoin core server? If yes, then how we can ...
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Is the electrum android private key secure?

I have used electrum for many years on my desktop pc, and have alway felt very secure in doing so because of my ability to use a very strong password to encrypt my seed phrase with. However I just ...
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Risks involved choosing my own seed mnemonic?

I reading that 'humans are bad at randomness' and one should always let an algorithm choose your seed for you. While I agree that maybe it's not advised to make my brain wallet 'zoo' x 23 + checksum ...
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Who store seed phrases data

Seed phrases seem to be pretty secure, approximately as strong as bitcoin private key according to this site https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Seed_phrase. But who store the private key adresses of these ...
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Automate Bip39 seed recovery

I recently was locked out of my Ledger NanoS when I forgot the pin code. Upon trying to reset from my recovery phrase I realized that I only have 23 of the 24 required words (not sure how it happened ...
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What prevent a smartphone wallet from downloading my keys

Wallet software use variant technologies to protect and hide our private keys like mnemonic or simply using the private keys. What would prevent them from making a patch to their software that will ...
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Is the “recovery phrase” generated by a wallet app platform independent?

I recently started a wallet with Coinbase Wallet, and I was asked to backup a 12 word "recovery phrase" that is supposed to be able to recover my wallet in the event that I delete the app from my ...
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How does BIP 39 mnemonic work?

As I already understood the mnemonics are the private key separated in 12 words which joined together in the very same order produces the private key. How are mnemonics generated? Why Ledger ...
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Algorithm to recover missing 12th word (of 12) in BIP39 mnemonic

I'm trying to recover my Wasabi wallet. For some reason the 12th word of the 12-word mnemonic I wrote was wrong (not in BIP39 list). I could manually guess up to 2048 times, but was hoping there might ...
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Wallet recovery from seed phrase [duplicate]

How does a wallet become recovered based on a seed phrase? From what I understand, the seed phrase is another way of representing the private/public keys. Since address reuse is frowned upon, and we ...
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How convert a mnemonic phrase back and forth between different number of words?

I'm relatively new to cryptocurrencies in general and I've tried using Bitcoin and a few altcoins, but it always bothers me that some digital assets are not available in all wallets. To my ...
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How to send & receive bitcoin using bitcoinjs-lib?

First I create HD Wallet using BIP32 using mnemonics. Now I want to generate new child addresses with private key using xpub & xpriv for every receive. Then for example, I received BTC in 2 ...
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24 Word Mnemonic Seed Phrase for Ledger Nano S usable on Trezor?

Can I use my 24 word mnemonic backup seed phrase that created on my Ledger Nano S on other devices that use a 24 word seed phrase? An example would be the Trezor hardware wallet.
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How to create generate addresses for multiple crypto currencies

I am trying to understand how to generate addresses from 1 mnemonic for multiple cryptocurrencies. I needed a read-only wallet, so I guess I need to use an xpub key. But I am struggling to ...
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Exporting secure seed using bitcoin core

I am trying to secure my own bitcoin. I want to generate a bunch of addresses from a HD Seed, however I am paranoid about the security of any seed generated from any website and so only trust in ...
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are checksums included in mnemonic seed phrases?

say i have 24 words. Out of those 24 words, is the 24th one the checksum. say i have: a1 b2 c3 d4 e5 f6 g7 h8 i9 j10 k11 l12 m13 n14 o15 p16 q17 r18 s19 t20 u21 v22 w23 x24 is x24 the checksum? or ...
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How to recover private key from 12-word passphrase?

I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who knows how to retrieve your private key using your 12-word passphrase? Your advice is much appreciated
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Can a Trezor accept/use a private key created independently offline?

Can I create a private key using bitaddress.org offline and then use that private key in a trezor wallet? Also will the trezor use that private key to produce a mnemonic phrase?
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Why was giving someone else my 12 word backup a bad idea?

I lost my bitcoin last night when someone on blockchain support asked me to tell them my 12 word backup in order to reverse my bitcoin transaction that was unconfirmed at that time. Finally, my ...
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How to validate derivePath for HDWallet?

I am generating addresses for HDWallet while importing account using the Mnemonic Phrase. So I am letting the user enter Mnemonic Phrase and derivePath both. Before generating addresses, I want to ...
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secp256k1.publicKeyCreate generating symbollic key

Following is my code: const bip39 = require("bip39"); var HDKey = require('hdkey'); var bip32 = require("bip32"); var bitcoin = require('bitcore-lib'); var EthereumBip44 = require('ethereum-bip44'); ...
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Is there a reason to why Bitcoin Core does not implement BIP39?

Is there a specific reason to why BIP39 isn't added to Bitcoin Core? Seems very trivial to add and am confused to why it isn't there.
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Are BIP39 mnemonics generated with a French list compatible with software that expects English words?

BIP39 specifies different word lists in different languages. But I wonder if the word list generated by a software that gives me French words (e.g. Copay on iOS) can be used to re-create the same ...
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Can a BIP39 12-word mnemonic be used to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli?

I could not find documentation on using a 12-word BIP39 Mnemonic to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli. It seems that importprivkey might be the right RPC call but when I provide the 12 words, it ...
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Why seed from BIP39 mnemonic phrase is much longer than entropy?

BIP39 converts mnemonic "zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo wrong" to the fairly long seed "...
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Which derivation paths are used by the Abra wallet?

Abra have stated in a reddit comment that their non-custodial HD wallet uses custom derivation paths to convert the user's BIP39 mnemonic seed into cryptocurrency address/key pairs. Has anyone figured ...
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18 word mnemonic seed that contains words outside of BIP39 wordlist, struggling to recover BTC

I recently recovered a document containing information relating to some BTC I purchased in 2015. I only have: a passphrase/password, an 18 word mnemonic phrase(the majority of which are not in the ...
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how to find my btc address and private key using bip32 rootkey

I have one query Using my bip32 rootkey I can see all address I've 250$ into my wallet but when i important the address from my rootkey it's showing only address which i received payment of last 150$...
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How to backup seed in lightning and give your channel to watchtower

this is followup on question #85475: I have learned in previous question that there is an automatic refund mechanism in case of force closure of a channel, except for some very rare circumstances. I ...
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How to use BIP39 test vectors?

On the page of BIP39 specs there's test vector array from Trezor link. It looks like this: ["ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff", "zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo zoo wrong", "...
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Is an extraction of the mnemonic string possible if wallet and corresponding passphrase are in possesion?

My problem is that I have access to my wallet and I am able to access it with Electrum because I have the passphrase but I somehow misplaced the seed. Is it possible to decrypt/extract and obtain the ...
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undefined is not an object error when adding BIP39 to React Native

I have a React Native Project and it was worked correctly till I added bip39 package to the project. when i try to require bip39 in my component i get the below error. undefined is not an object (...
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Calculate mnemonic code from terminal

I want to replicate mnemonic code with terminal. the steps are: Create a random sequence (entropy) of 128 to 256 bits. Create a checksum of the random sequence by taking the first (entropy- length/32)...
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Can you recover seed words with passphrase on bitcoin node?

I have a btc node (Bitcoin Core version v0.17.0.1 (64-bit))running on my Windows 10 computer, as part of regular backup I have realized I don't have the seed words but I do have the passphrase. It has ...