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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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 ?
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Pseudo code to find Bip39 checksum?

I'm trying to find the checksum for a 12-word BIP39. I can find the first eleven words just fine, but my 12th word is always off by a few positions. For example, take the 128-bit entropy ...
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Can I “duplicate” a wallet using a backup phrase (12 words)?

My understanding is that a wallet isn't a wallet at all*, it doesn't hold my coins, but its a key store; my coins are of course "stored" as records of the events on the blockchain. Imagine I ...
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Convert 12 word seed with passphrase -> 12 word seed without passphrase

Is it possible to derive a new 12 word seed from a 12 word seed with passphrase (13th word) such that they both produce the same master key?
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Howto convert mnemonic->seed->root key->derived addresses with c library (libWally)

I am trying to use the cryptowallet library LibWally to convert a 12-word mnemonic into a set of derived addresses. I believe my mistake is not with the library itself, but a process flow/algorithmic ...
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How to get my 24 word seed using bitcoin-cli

I've tried: bitcoin-cli sethdseed 'word1 word2 ...' but i got invalid private key. please help me getting my 24 word seed using bitcoin core
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How to setup hd wallet using mnemonics with bitcoin-core? [duplicate]

I'm currently learning Bitcoin wallets using Bitcoin Core, and I need some guidance and help especially when it comes to mnemonics and hd seeds. This is what I have read about mnemonics and seeds: bip-...
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Am I safe if 16 words in my 24 word seed are leaked?

I use a 24 word seed for my private key. I split the 24 words into 16 words in three pieces of paper, so one needs to have at least two pieces of paper to recover the wallet. However my question is, ...
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Working Implementations of BIP85

Can anyone point me to working implementations of BIP85? The only one I'm aware of is the Coldcard Wallet implementation.
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Bitcoin recovery - forgot my 12th recovery word for recovering my crypto account

I have managed to forget the last (12th) mnemonic word to my crypto-account. Could you please show me how I can find software with which I can enter recovery words from a file so that I can attempt ...
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Validation for a seed collision

Came across this post while researching, and it claims: This mnemonic: weary weapon unseen like like like like like like like like like and this one: sister glide dude near muse sent like like like ...
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Manual work as source of entropy

Working on an opensource air-gapped crypto vault, in which I have the regular method of relying on OS to provide cryptographically secure random source and use that to generate the mnemonic phrase. ...
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Does mnemonic phrase contain everything in my wallet including future keys?

I am confused about something important ... Most wallets allow wallet recovery using "Mnemonic phrase", but (in general) with this phrase, do I get access to all my data ? E.g future ...
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Generate multiple public bitcoin receiving addresses (HD wallet) from seed phrase in nodejs

I want to generate a new receiving address for my bitcoin wallet for each new user. Bitcoin transferred to all these address should be received in my bitcoin wallet. I don't want to expose my private ...
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can sign derived wallet transactions with master seed phrase private key? [duplicate]

I would like to sign a transaction from a wallet which is derived from a seed, and sign it with master seed private key, can I sign any tx of any derived wallet address after the master seed wallet? ...
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How to know e-Wallet with xpub

How can I know what's e-wallet name provide the wallet? When I know xpub and xprv and mnemonic When I get mnemonic (12 words) and get xpub I can get balance with blockchain API But how can I know ...
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Why Entropie is divided by 32 (Seed to MNEMONICS)

I want to create a Seed-Phrase (mnemonics) from entropy. One aspect of BIP39 is to create the checksum and describes it as follows (Link BIP39): The mnemonic must encode entropy in a multiple of ...
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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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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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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 ...