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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How many letter tiles does one need to build any 24 word mnemonic?

One of the popular cold storage wallets provides double-sided tiles for users to put in the first four letters of each of their 24 words (96 characters total). They include ~245 double sided tiles, ...
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Python library for Multisignature HD wallets

Is there is any python library is available that allow creation of Multisignature HD wallets ?
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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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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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Sending BTC using Seed Hex or mnemonic

I’m interested in sending BTC from wallet to another and probably automate it through some libraries. I have a question: if I have a seed hex or 12 words I can generate all my wallets (addresses, ...
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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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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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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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can i use one Mnemonic Code to create both(TestNet and MainNet) wallets

currently i am using bitcoinj library to create wallet for both Main-net and Test-net using Mnemonic code(Mnemonic Code is different for both), my question is can i create both Wallets(Test-net and ...
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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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Private key to mnemonic words, is it safe?

Is it safe to do the following? Suppose I do not want the HD wallet, but I do want the convenience of using mnemonic words to remember the private key. I know I can convert the private key's hex ...
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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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Can you use the same seed for normal BTC and Lightning wallets?

If I generated 24 words from a Ledger Nano, can I import these to a lightning network wallet e.g. Eclair?
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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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Generate private key from a bip-39 seed phrase?

I'm able to generate a new private key and associated public addresses using bitcoin-core, but what I really want to do is generate a new private key from a 24 word seed phrase. I'm not sure how to go ...
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Is the Electrum seed compatible with other wallets?

Apologies if this is a simple question - a newbie here! I'm trying to understand backups. If I use Electrum to make a back up (including the 12 word seed password), will I then need to use Electrum to ...
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Wallet recovery phrase

Due to a copying error the last word of my 12 word mnemonic recovery phrase for blockchain is missing. Just wondering if anyone knows of any software that could generate words and automatically test ...
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Unsure order of 12 word mnemonic

I have a 12 word mnemonic but I'm unsure of the order, I know that the BIP39 mnemonics use a checksum, are there any tools I can use to re-order the 12 words correctly so that they pass the checksum?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to generate public and private key pairs from the 12 seed words in python

I basically followed the instructions here How to generate mycelium addresses from the 12 words in python So my code is similar: from bip32utils import BIP32Key from bip32utils import BIP32_HARDEN ...
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BIP39 Manual Phrase Calculations - How are Multiple checksums valid?

Need some help understanding the math regarding why multiple checksums work for mnemonic phrase generation (BIP39). Let's assume a 12 word passphrase. If we divide the 2048 wordlist into groups of 16 ...
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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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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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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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What is a mnemonic frequency analysis and why do I only need 4 letters of my seed words?

Cryptosteel only allows to store the first 4 letters of each word of my mnemonic seed, the FAQ tells me why: [...] you only need to assemble the first 4 letters of each word. Those 4 letters are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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16 word recovery phrase for blockchain wallet not working

I downloaded my blockchain wallet but now i forget the password and my recovery phrase is 16 word, so I tried them but they are not working. Can somebody please help me?
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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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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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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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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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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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BIP44 generation tool has Account xpubkey & bip32 xpubkey, what's the difference?

recently i played with the tool generation of HD address on https://iancoleman.github.io/bip39/. after input mnemonic code and check the derivation path, why is there Account Extended Public Key & ...
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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 ...