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A way of writing down a small set of dictionary words from which a seed-number can be recreated. This allows a wallet to be recreated from a saved phrase after the wallet has been lost or destroyed.

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Invalid checksum when generating BIP-39 Mnemonic

I am trying to generate a mnemonic seed in Javascript, and while everything seems to be working, I am not getting a mnemonic with a correct checksum. Here is my implementation: export const ...
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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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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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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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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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Visual Memorable Seed Phrase

Can you please help improve my thinking on any of the below? A crypto (e.g. bitcoin) private key is a 256-bit number (a series of 256 digits that are all 0 or 1). Private keys are usually derived (...
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Xverse Wallet. Logs into an account with a different wallet

Such a disaster happened. I created an Xverse wallet on April 20, copied the address and sent Ordinals tokens to it (address - bc1p...). I logged in today, I was kicked out of my wallet and asked to ...
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How to generate private key from 24-word mnemonic phrase? (Native Segwit)

When Googling, entire first page consists of people linking to online "calculators" (no thank you) or outdated bip39 code which no longer works. I have a 24 word seed phrase (from ledger ...
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When storing ones seed electronically, why store the seed phrase rather than the integer?

It is reported that some people stored the seed phrase for wallets including bitcoin on lastpass. This appears to have allowed attackers to brute force the encryption and gain access to the keys. My ...
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Is there a way to make a provably non-fake HW wallet?

With the current hardware wallets, there is AFAIK no way for a customer to verify if the HW wallet indeed generates secure, private addresses. All checks actually just use various methods to verify ...
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Is there such a bip32 function?

I have this code: const bip32 = utils.BIP32Factory(utils.ecc) const mnemonic = utils.bip39.generateMnemonic(256); const seed = utils.bip39.mnemonicToSeedSync(mnemonic); const masterNode = bip32....
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Import the seed phrases generated in Electrum

To which wallets can I import the seed phrases generated in Electrum?
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How many words are enough to confirm user backed up all words for seed phrase?

If there are 12 words in the seed phrase, is confirming random 3 words enough to ensure user has backed up all words? Or is it necessary to confirm all words and in the correct order? If I create a ...
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What is a safe amount of characters in a passphrase?

The coldcard and trezor both has support for a passphrase. What amount of characters in this passphrase that would be considered unbreakable with current technology and within some years of ...
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How to properly compute the BIP39 checksum bytes?

I'm trying to understand the logic of generating a valid BIP-39 seed phrase. I have read the BIP-39 and trying to implement the section Generating the mnemonic step by step. I have the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to obtain private key from BIP-39 mnemonic

Trying to obtain a lost private key from 24 mnemonic phrases and a 25th word. Has anybody successfully managed to do this ? Have looked at BIP39 converter but not sure if this has that ability, and ...
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Can I use 2 individual private keys to spend from my Bip32 HD 2 or 2 multisig?

Example keys are fake: If I build a 2 of 2 in Sparrow or any Bip32 Determ wallet, with P2WSH native segwit, and ONLY send funds to the very FIRST receiving address: m/48'/0'/0'/2'/0/0: ...
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single mnemonic to create private key with different networks

I have both 12 and 24 words, but i can't remember which coin it has. so shall i try all wallets to find out which has a coin or is there anything i can do practical? with a 24 words can i create a ...
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faster way to get bip44 address from mnemonic?

Long story short my 12 word seed phrase has a passphrase and I forgot the order. So I did all the permutations of the 12 words to find the valid ones (29939407). So the script below is my way of ...
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Master Node(BIP32 Root Key) to xpriv and xpub

I struggle to make a python script that can make xpriv and xpub (extended public and private key) from the Master Node (BIP32 Root Key). I've derived the Master Node from the BIP39 seed with ...
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How are crypto wallets derived? Specifically the BIP32 Root key

I realize this is a very broad question. I'm not getting helpful resources from anywhere. White papers don't really explain the code, YouTube videos are vague or abstract, demonstration sites don't ...
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What is the first Deterministic BIP39 Wallet released?

I'm studying the BIP39 and the seed phrase. I can read this doc (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0039) and I can find Created: 2013-09-10. In bitcoin talk I can read this article (https://bitcointalk....
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Found 2015 seed phrase - NOT bip32 or common format! Cant open it!

Found lost seed phrase from 2015 behind picture frame... Actually two of them. BUT I have no idea what wallet it goes to. 12 word phrase. The words are not recognized as part of the bip32 word set. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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('...
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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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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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