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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I recover last word of BIP-32/39 mnemonic copay second signature multisig wallet

I've got a multisig 2of2 wallet in copay. I've one wallet correct but have lost second wallet and only have 11 of the 12 words of the seed.I'm pretty sure I miss the last one. I've got some of the ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I extract get money off a local wallet with only the key words?

I am a bit new to BitCoin and as it happened, I just transfered some money into my wallet when I noticed that my client (MultiBit HD) won't let me log into it anymore. Apparently it's a thing since ...
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In the BIP39 specification, are seeds generated from encoded or decoded passphrase?

From the BIP39 spec: From mnemonic to seed A user may decide to protect their mnemonic with a passphrase. If a passphrase is not present, an empty string "" is used instead. To create a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I get my master public key from a wallet?

If a HD wallet only gives me the 12 word mnemonic, how can one get the master public key?
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Trying to restore from 17 word seed

I just found a seed for my very first wallet ever, I thought was long gone. Problem is my hand writing was shit at the time...(still is lol) I have tried to restore in using this block chain tool: ...