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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Why are the seeds different when going from seed to mnemonic and back using bx?

From an example in the documentation: $ bx seed | bx mnemonic-new | bx mnemonic-to-seed | bx hd-new 655a1ed2d4fef69bb314198c7327f23c grab special regret prepare urge evidence slush lobster midnight ...
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Manually extracting ledger nano s wallet public / private keys using “Mnemonic Code Converter” from ledger

I have the following example seed: morning twist board pelican denial retire middle inherit evil ritual omit fade general toddler grace evoke recipe sad minor destroy public dawn scissors cube ...
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How many combinations are there from the BIP32 mnemonic list?

As I understand for BIP32. There are 2048 words. 12 words would give you 2048^12 combinations. However, not all combinations are valid because of the checksum, so how do i calculate the actual space?...
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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 do wallets (like jaxx) pair with each other using the mnemonic seed phrase?

I'm a bit puzzled on how a wallet pairing process works. I know you can restore you parent private key from a mnemonic seed phrase. This will give you a parent private key. Using this private key how ...
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Derive LTC Segwit (M-Address) private key from Trezor

So I'm trying to get my head around this! I've got my 24 seed for my Trezor. I got my Segwit account for LTC (Address starts with M). I also have the P2H equivalent for my address (Starts with 3). ...
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Mnemonic Phrase (BIP39) with Existing Seed Generating Library

The standard BIP39 does three things: 1) Generate 256+8 entropy 2) Generate sentence 3) Derive seed from sentence (using PBKDF2 with HMAC-SHA512). I wonder what would be the security implication ...
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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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Recover keys from legacy blockchain wallet's mnemonic?

I have an old blockchain wallet that is worth trying to salvage It seems the old password that the 18 word mnemonic originally had isn't working and another password I had listed also doesn't work. ...
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Is the Ledger Implementation of BIP39 Generation Not Following the Spec?

According to the BIP39 spec, invalid checksums should be displayed by software. However, Ledger's BIP39 generation tool (which looks like a copy of Ian's tool), will not show an error for invalid ...
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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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One private key generate many public keys?

I created wallet in BitPay. I have public and private keys. Then I created wallet in Electrum using existing private key. Now wallet in electrum has other public key than in BitPay but the same ...
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Can I use root used to create multiple BIP32 addresses, to spend transactions belonging to these multiple BIP32 addresses?

I want to accept BTC from different clients during an ICO, for this, I'm planning to use a combination of BIP32 and BIP39. var bip39 = require("bip39"); var bitcoin = require("bitcoinjs-lib"); var ...
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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 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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Importing 24 word mnemonic to bitcoin-qt

How can I import my 24 word mnemonic seed into bitcoin-qt? I think that I will have to convert it to some other format but I don't know how to do that nor what format to use. BIP 39 does not work.
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How to generate a valid hash for a bip39 seed phrase?

I'm trying to prove to myself that I understand how bip39 seed phrases work... I'm doing most of this in a spreadsheet because I thought it would be easier but I'm having trouble with the checksum ...
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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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Where do I find my Blockchain wallet's change address?

Six days ago, I sent some bitcoin and it hasn't been confirmed. In an attempt to execute a Child-pays-for-parent transaction, I used my mnemonic seed to derive addresses from my blockchain wallet(in ...
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What is Blockchains 12 word recovery passphrase process [closed]

Hello thank you for looking. I am trying to discover a simple way of creating blockchains 12 Word Recovery Passphrase, they have a so called help page on this subject which is of very little help and ...
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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: ...
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Mnemonic seed BIP 39 HD wallet with vanity address

Can we create a mnemonic seed BIP 39 HD wallet with vanity address for LITECOIN, if yes, how?
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How to restore wallet from 15-word seed mnemonic?

The wallet was created around Feb 2013, using unknown wallet software. All that is known is a passprase, and 15 words. I suspect the passphrase was used to encrypt the wallet, and is probably ...
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Does bitcoind (as of 0.15) support BIP39 mnemonic phrase for wallets?

Can bitcoind print out a BIP39 seed phrase to backup the wallet? Can I import a BIP39 seed phrase (from, for example, Breadwallet on iOS)into bitcoind? I know bitcoind wallets have been BIP32 format ...
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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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Why is this 12-word mnemonic deemed invalid by multiple wallets?

I have a 12-word mnemonic from a Blockchain.info wallet created in May 2013. But now the Blockchain recovery page[1] tells me this is an invalid seed. I'm sure this is not user error, since the ...
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What is the secure, self-hosted wallet to redeem BTG (Bitcoin Gold)?

Hacking and being hacked is not cool I'm looking for a decent solution to redeem BTG. Ideally self-hosted and open source. I have 12 words seed phrase, BIP39, deterministic derivation path, etc... ...
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How can I generate a Bitcoin address from a 12 word seed without using a computer?

I have a 12 word seed and I want to generate an address without exposing it to any computers. How can I accomplish this?
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How to generate mycelium addresses from the 12 words in python

I am trying to re-generate the receiving addresses (and change addresses, for that matter) my mycelium wallet has generated. So far I've used trezor's implementation of BIP39 to generate the entropy ...
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BTG wallet or exchange with BIP39 seed import

Can anyone recommend a Bitcoin Gold exchange or SPV wallet for Linux that supports importing wallets from a BIP39 seed? The best I’ve found so far is a fork of Electrum that supports BTG for Windows ...
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How does mnemonic recover a single private key?

As I understand the algorithm of mnemonic (BIP39) can generate billions of private keys from your 14-24 words. Whats the mechanism that some wallets/clients use to recover a single private key, my ...
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Is it possible to determine BIP39 keys are related

Is it possible to determine if public or private keys generated with a single same BIP39 phrase are related to one another?
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Obtaining 12 word mnemonic from Private & Public Keys

After a recent upgrade to Jaxx wallet my Litecoins and my transaction history are lost. The 12 word mnemonic opens up a wallet with zero Litecoin balance even though the public key address from the ...
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Practical way to split a bip39 seed into a 2 out of 3 factor auth?

I want to keep off-site paper-backups of my seed, but that increases the risk of a physical attack. Can I somehow split my Mnemonic Code into three parts that I only need two of to recover my trezor?
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NBitcoin and Mnemonic Standards

I am very new to Bitcoin development so forgive me... I'm using NBitcoin in a .Net console app to generate a master key using a mnemonic and then derive hierarchical keys. Here is the code I am using: ...
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Does BIP39 mnemonic construction avoid repeating words?

Will all 24 words of a seed-phrase be unique by specification? Or is it possible for a word to occupy two positions (ie the word "tool" is #8 AND #20 in a valid, securely generated seed)
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BIP39 seed and secret key

My understanding is that the 12-word seed is used to recover wallets' private keys. However, if each private key is 256-bits long, and the dictionary for the seed only contains 2048 words, then that's ...
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How to import Multibit HD Wallet in bcoin?

I created a wallet using Multibit HD and noted the mnemonic. I sent some money to an address that showed up in Multibit HD. Worked fine. Transaktions are displayed and balance is adjusted. Can be ...
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HD wallet implementation

I want to create public addresses in offline browser from master public key so that owner of master private can access the funds available in child address. but I am not able to understand how to use ...
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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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MyMonero wallet recovery with phrase [closed]

I'm sorry to both you with this. Mymonero.com has been down for several days and I'd like to remove the monero from my wallet on that website. All I have is the original phrase I set it up with ...
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Is mnemonic words -> mnemonic sentence standardized?

I was reading the BIP 39, and noticed that it does not refer to how the mnemonic sentence, used for seed calculation, is composed from mnemonic words. This is actually troublesome because in case of ...
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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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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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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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Do I understand correctly that mnemonic seeds are specific to individual wallet software and its versions?

I know mnemonic passphrases are used to derive a master key that can then be used to procedurally generate your addresses. If you lose everything except the mnemonic, you can regenerate everything and ...
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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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Will Electrum mnemonic seeds be forward compatible with all future versions of Electrum?

If I use the newest version of Electrum (2.6.4) to create a mnemonic seed and the current source code (2.6.4) later becomes unavailable, will I be still able to use a mnemonic seed I create now with ...
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Mnemonic seed language options

How many languages are mnemonic seeds currently offered in other than English? Does the entropy for different languages depend on the number of words the relevant dictionary has available to draw ...
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Are there any HD Bitcoin mobile wallets with the mnemonic seed in traditional Chinese?

If not, what would be the easiest way to modify an open source iOS/Android wallet (eg copay) to do this?