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Multi-destination transaction from paper wallet

As far as I know, I can make a transaction to a single destination by sweeping/importing private key. How can I make a transaction to multiple destinations?
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Convert EC PRIVATE KEY from .pem into WIF

I have a openssl generated private key in the following form: $ cat priv.pem -----BEGIN EC PARAMETERS----- BgUrgQQACg== -----END EC PARAMETERS----- -----BEGIN EC PRIVATE KEY----- ...
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Loading private key (missing bitcoin)

I exported the private key from a 0.7.2 because I could not how to upgrade the wallet. I then imported it into 0.18.0 I was expecting to see a balance and the transactions and nothing was found. I ...
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Importing private key to bitcoin node is slow. Can it be faster?

I have launched the bitcoin node and synchronized it. The issue is that importing the private key forces the node to scan the blockchain for the operations with the key. Is there a way to import the ...
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How can I import the Mini Private Key of a physical coin?

I have a physical Litecoin based on a Casacius Bitcoin. I have the public key and see that the Litecoins are there. Peeling back the seal/sticker revealed a Mini Private Key, but I'm having trouble ...
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Deterministic - BIP32 Derivation Gap Limit

I'm creating many derived addresses from a xprv (HD private key). I've been reading about the gap limit problem. The gap limit is 20 addresses ahead. How do I get my wallet to detect funds, in ...
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Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Importing Funds

I'm creating derived addresses from a HD private key. I have all data saved, such as the; seed, HD private key and derived addresses with their private keys, plus wif formats. I'm receiving funds in ...
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How can I import my XRP private key online to spend funds?

How can I use my XRP paper wallet private key (or "private address") to send XRP to another address? I know that once a private key touches the internet, the wallet can't be used again (for security ...
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Can someone explain what exactly is derived address?

Let's say my mnemonic words are army van defense carry jealous true garbage claim echo media make crunch When I used https://iancoleman.io/bip39/#english, the section, Derived Address, showed ...
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What can I do with Account Extended Private Key and Account Extended Public Key?

I have been reading about Account Extended Private Key and Account Extended Public Key that derives from the Master Private Key and Master Public Key, but I still have some question about their ...
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Script to import multiple priv keys in Electrum

DuckDuckGo turns up nothing of interest. How to import multiple priv keys in Electrum from a file using Electrum console or shell script, for all derivable valid BTC addresses? (1,3,bc1) Eventually I ...
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how to find my btc address and private key using bip32 rootkey

I have one query Using my bip32 rootkey I can see all address I've 250$ into my wallet but when i important the address from my rootkey it's showing only address which i received payment of last 150$...
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Import wallet or transfer coins

Say if I am changing from CoPay to Bitcoin Core, is it recommended that I try and import my CoPay's private keys to Core, or just send the coins over to my Core account.
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getbalance and listaddressgroupings inconsistent

I imported a private key from my electrum wallet (testnet) to bitcoincore (testnet) as follow: In my electrum wallet, I copy the private key associated to the address ...
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Does bitcoind store timestamp at which private key was imported?

If we import a private key using bitcoin-cli importprivkey <key>, is there anyway to find out when the import was done? I am hoping a timestamp is included.
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How to access bitcoins with my private key but no passphrase?

I utilized a website, bitcoinpaperwallet.com, to randomly generate a Private and Public key pair for Bitcoins storage. This new Public address is now available for anyone to send bitcoins into....
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Bitpay xPrivKey to private key

Network: BCH testnet Client: bitcoin-abc-0.18/bin/bitcoind and bitcoin-cli I want to convert xPrivKey which is from exported Bitpay wallet file to private key for using bitcoin-cli importprivkey ...
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Using Python: create a private key of my choosing, then generate public key and address

I'm looking for a simple, easy to use Bitcoin library for Python. What I want to do is verify I can enter a hex private key that I want, and get the expected pubkey in compressed format, and the 1Btc....
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What should I do if I change my BitCoin wallet?

At present, I use Electrum as my wallet, and I create private key and transfer some bitcoin to the Electrum wallet. If I choose a new wallet such as BitGo wallet listed on https://bitcoin.org/en/...
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How to add handwritten key or code to a wallet

I am actually a newbie who bought twenty (2) bitcoins in 2010 and I have only just found where I copied down the code or key. How do I get this code or key onto a wallet or USB? Please advise.
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Same seed from Electrum but generate different Bitcoin addresses

I am using Electrum 3.2.2, I have the wallet file generated from Electrum and a password to decrypt the file. There is an error whenever I am trying to send Bitcoin out of that wallet, so I decide to ...
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How to recover my funds from electrum wallet with privatekey and redeem script?

Hey I think I know the answer already and I kinda screwed up I think I just want to verify. so I send BTC to my electrum wallet and I forgot the seed. I could not find it. but I have the private key ...
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How to recover wallet by importing private key on testnet?

I want to test the functionality of wallet recovery via private key import on the testnet. Preferably thru an online service. I only want to test the functionality so that I can verify that it's ...
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How to import private key on testnet and verify balance of wallet?

I have a python library to create wallets and play around with private key generation and stuff like that. But i can't find any service / wallet - preferably online - where i could import my ...
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How do I import a wallet into Bitcoin core? [duplicate]

I have the public address, and the private key of a BTC wallet. How can I import this into bitcoin core so that I can use it to sign messages? I need to be able to sign a message to show that I ...
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recover wallet in electrum from hex mpk

I´m trying to recover a wallet from which the Master Private Key (mpk) in hex format and the number of used addresses is known. Till now I could manage to convert the hex mpk to the wif format and ...
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Bitcoin core dump private key gives a wrong key which corresponds to a different bitcoin address [duplicate]

According to this and this stackexchange answer and so many other resources, I can get my wallet's private key by using the dumpprivkey command on the debug console of Bitcoin Core (Qt) and import it ...
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Importprivkey problem for Litecoin clone

I have cloned an older version of Litecoin using a tutorial. I chose the starting letter for the public addresses to be lower case "x". Everything is working fine except for importprivkey. It will ...
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How to find bitcoin address from bitcoin privatekey

How to find bitcoin address from bitcoin privatekey using bitcoind json rpc or any other way?
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Unlocking a Private Key from watch status

I received Some mining profits to my Blockchain. However the person who sent them to me send them to me with a private key. They then wanted me to send them money to unlock the private key. Does ...
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I need to import a private key - what is the entire process? [Electrum]

I need to import a private key like in this question for a p2wpkh-p2sh address. What is the entire process?
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Importing private keys creates different address

How does importing private keys work? I have previously imported the private key for a 1Archive... address into Bitcoin Core and noted then it added an address like 1AXbRq... and I didn't follow it ...
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How to import BCH address into Exodus wallet?

How do I link my Bitcoin private key to my new Exodus BCH wallet so that I can claim my BCH?! Can't find anything on here. Can't find anything on the Exodus website. Can't find anything on Google or ...
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Import Multibit multibit.key into Electrum

Have a multibit.key file from an old Multibit Wallet, but can't import it into Electrum. When I copy and paste the char string from the file into the "Import Addresses and Private Keys" Electrum ...
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Bity IPhone App gone

I had a couple of bitcoins in a iPhone “Bity” app wallet. I hadn’t accessed that wallet in a few years. After hearing the recent bitcoin value, I decided to get into my wallet to see how many ...
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Importing private keys into wallet - does the bitcoin disappear from the original wallet?

If I import a bunch of private keys into a new wallet, will the funds be removed from the original wallet? Or do they both somehow point to the same money? In my case, I wish to move funds from ...
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What's relationship to each address other in Bitcoin Core?

I just made two and more address in Bitcoin Core wallet. Is there any relationship to each address? Like based on seedphase? or Just literally making 'random' address? If so, an attacker can hack ...
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Where does change go when making a transaction from funds imported from a paper wallet?

I'm new to bitcoin and have read numerous articles about it, but I still have questions about how it works. All the articles that I read say the same that, once I spend bitcoin from paper wallet its ...
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Electrum Wallet: zero mBTC balance after sweeping private address

Have the newest (3.+) ver. of Electrum Wallet. I performed the sweep of the private address to acquire BTC from paper wallet . Wallet menu->Private Keys-> Sweep. Performed the operation, the screen ...
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Importing private key for watched address in bitcoind, rescan necessary?

If I have a watch only address in my wallet and then I import the private key corresponding to it, will I need to do a rescan or will it automatically update my available balance with any UTXOs for ...
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Cheapest way to switch from Exodus wallet to something else

A few months back I moved my Bitcoins and Ether to Exodus. I've now decided, as pretty as it may be, the high transaction charges and no way of changing them mean I want to switch wallets. There are ...
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How can I import a private key?

I'm trying to get my coins out of an old MultiBit classic wallet. I fired up Multibit classic and tried to send the funds to a new wallet. Unfortunately, my password wouldn't work. Damn. But! I found ...
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After generating my own private key, what's the proper way to add it to official wallet software?

I've got some Go code that successfully generates private keys and vanity addresses as described by the wiki. So I have all the parameters around the private key but I'm not sure what to do with that ...
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Are my retrieved BCCs stolen from my Electron Cash wallet?

I installed the Electron Cash Wallet on my laptop (version 2.9.2 downloaded from official site "electroncash.org" with the correct checksum). Then I retrieved my BCCs (from an imported BTC adress in ...
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Would backing up my private key be enough?

Lets say I put my wallet's private key on a rocket and fire it towards mars. In 50 years time I travel to mars for a cheap vacation and find my private key. Would I then have full access to my ...
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To get the master private key of HD wallet

How can I get the master private key of HD wallet bitcoin core satoshi client 0.14.2? Any command for that on bitcoin core console? Currently I am on Testnet3.
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Does `importprivkey` need a rescan even in a txindex=1 node?

Documentation for importprivkey RPC command has an optional boolean argument called "rescan" which hints that the user may want to rescan the blockchain to be able to see previous deposits to this ...
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Is the following a valid bitcoin private key? - FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFE

In secp256k1 (Bitcoin's elliptic curve) it is defined that valid private keys may range from 1 to FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFE BAAEDCE6 AF48A03B BFD25E8C D0364141 - 1. (https://crypto....
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Finding Old Bitcoin Wallet

I created a Bitcoin account back in 2014, but my computer crashed a couple of year ago and I don't remember which firm or site I did it through. Not sure if that even matters. I do have the Wallet ...
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cancel transaction in MultiBit Classic

I'm trying to send some BTC - I have two send transactions stuck in MultiBit Classic (0.5.19). They have been stuck for a few weeks. Both transactions have fee of 0.0001 BTC fee which is most likely ...