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Questions tagged [private-key]

This tag should be used for questions pertaining to private keys. Private keys are used for signing transactions and allow the holder of the private key to spend the Bitcoin associated with the address derived from the private key.

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Trying to import a private key into bitcoind

I am in a special situation where I need to import my private key credentials and basically restore a wallet to bitcoind. bitcoind is running and I do have an rpc user/pass and server=1 in the ...
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Combining a Bitcoin transaction with one address holding USDT, but no BTC and using another address with BTC to pay for the fees?

I have a Bitcoin address that contains USDT, but NO BTC in it. So I cannot even send the USDT out. But I have another bitcoin address that does have BTC. Can I somehow combine these 2 addresses where ...
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python-bitcoinlib | Create Private Keys, Public Keys and Addresses - How to Do It?

I'm trying to use the python-bitcoinlib library but its docs aren't entirely clear to me. I'm a programmer but quite new to Python, and not very versed in the Bitcoin protocol. What's the process, ...
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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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Create addresses in bulk; and check balance

I am new to Bitcoin; our company wants to use bitcoin for payments. We need to create a address for each transaction. so we need to create many public address. First, I need to generate many public ...
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Import / create a Wallet from a key with bitcoind or bitcoin-cli to use as a hotwallet?

i've created a HD Wallet via (https://github.com/GemHQ/money-tree) i would like to take the private key and throw that into my daemon so i can listen on incoming transactions and also transfer the ...
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Ownership of private keys in the Lightning Network

My question refers to the technical side: who is holding the private keys if a third party is using my lightning node to participate in the Lightning Network payment channel ? Thank you
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Private key only wallet for Bitcoin Core regtest

I'm running a private regtest network on GCP. I generated a list of 2000 vanity testnet addresses ordered sequentially from prefixes mooo1 to n2ooo with their respective pub/priv key pairs, and to ...
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Import private keys from Multibit into Armory?

I am attempting to import a private key that was made in Multibit, into Armory. I am able to restore this key into other wallets, such as the Android Bitcoin Wallet, Mycelium and Electrum, but when I ...
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Service or application to auto sweep specified BTC private keys?

Is there a service or an application that will auto sweep a bitcoin private key to your own wallet? I want to monitor a few private keys and sweep them once they receive funds in it.
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Unknown key format when importing Private Key from Multibit to Blockchain.info

I'm trying to import a Private Key from MultiBit into Blockchain.info, but get an error saying "Error importing private key: Unknown Key Format". Is my MultiBit key in the wrong format or something?
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php private key to wallet import format (wip)

I have been writing a php file intended to create a bitcoin private key and change it to wallet import format. The issue is when I try a command in a gnome-terminal such as: bitcoin-cli importprivkey ...
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Where can I find a C or C++ implementation of converting bitcoin privatekey to bitcoin public key and bitcoin address?

There are versions in python and some such things, but I need a C version (or at least C++). I do have the sha256, RMD160 in C already, and those functions are called. Thank you.
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If I accidentally delete an address with funds

If the address is deleted (while using an online provider like CoinJar), does that mean the coins are lost for good? Or all public/private keys are still held by the company and the address deleted (...
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Converting multiple btc private keys in standard text format to WIP

Ok, going crazy! I have a file that lists my old private keys (2011) (not original wallet.dat, just keys txt file). I need to convert each of these keys (not one at a time) into either a WIP key (...
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What are the preferred UI images for Bitcoin Address & private key and multi-signature key?

How should I visually distinguish between the different types of keys available for the end user? So far the common keys I've come across are Private key (not to be shared) Bitcoin address (to be ...
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When develop a mobile cryptocurrency wallet, is there any good practice to store private key?

As i know, some wallet like electrum store private keys in client filesystem with encrypted and other web wallet like ether metamask store it on browser storage. And in the mobile wallet, is there any ...
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My private key has compressed public keys; how do I know how much coin I have?

I exported my private key to my desktop, then I tried to copy/paste to another wallet, it is multibit, or bitcoin, from mining back in 2013, 2014, 2015. I'm stuck and don't know how much coin I have. ...
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Bitaddress.org - How does it use random mouse movement?

I am reviewing https://www.bitaddress.org/. I have downloaded the code from Github. I see first screen they show is to increase randomness on the private key generated. I am trying to figure it out ...
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I sent litecoin to my bitcoin address, on my nano ledger

So I am very new to cryptocurrencies and have already made my first mistake. I used shapeshift.io to transfer bitcoin to litecoin, and entered a bitcoin address as the recipient to receive the ...
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Is a wallet simply a folder of private keys?

I try to understand how a wallet actually works. I know there are lots of resources around the internet, but I still can't find simple and concise answers for basic questions about wallets and ...
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Get multisig HD Wallet private keys

If i want to get the private and public key of all transactions that have happened on my multisig wallet. How would i do that? It's a 2-2 multisig. I have xPrivkey from my computer and xPrivkey from ...
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how to import my wallet from blockchain.info into bitcoin-qt?

I have read the related discussions about how to import a wallet and though they are close, the answers does not help with this problem so I'm asking it here and now. I have my bitcoin public ...
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Importing paper wallet into Electrum

I'm attempting to understand the workflow of sending bitcoin to a paper wallet and retrieving it. I'm using small amounts until I get the hang of things. I've created and sent bitcoin successfully to ...
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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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Stealing of encryption keys

I am new to source code of bitcoin , but so far i have analyzed the source code it seems that encryption keys can be stolen from memory by this technique. This is something hackers often do to steal ...
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Unable to remove bitcoins from watch-only address

I'm new to bitcoin and my situation is this: I installed Bitcoin Classic wallet, then sent bitcoins to it from Coinbase before the entire blockchain was finished syncing. The transaction timed out and ...
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Does Trezor have any shortfalls security-wise?

Or do you have a recommendation for another cold wallet?
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Java bitcoinj: semantics of 'decompress' on encrypted key

Calling the decompress method on an encrypted ECKey object yields an ECKey object which has no private key (only public). I personally would have expected to get the same encrypted key in uncompressed ...
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MultiBit HD and exporting private keys

Before I wrote here I was read this post: How can you extract private keys from MultiBit HD? and few others. I know from above thread that it is hard to extract private keys from MultiBit HD wallet, ...
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Can Ethereum support compressed secp256k1 public keys to compute Keccak addresses?

Starting from a private key, a working functional example provides details for how an Ethereum address can be calculated from an uncompressed secp256k1 elliptic curve public key. This functional ...
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Same identical R value of all transaction not provide corresponding privatekey

ECDSA Signature and the “z” value from above link learn calculation of z value and to get private key https://blockchain.info/tx/9ec4bc49e828d924af1d1029cacf709431abbde46d59554b62bc270e3b29c4b1 ...
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How do I obtain the “Private Key” from my Armory Paper Backup

1) My laptop with Armory and bitcoin has been stolen. However, I have a Paper Backup - which gives: Wallet Version / Wallet ID / Wallet Name / Backup Type / Root Key (72 letters) - but NO "Chain ...
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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Problem with importing key to blockchain.info

Problem downloaded my wallet into a drive which does not have enough disk space left. has not currently synced yet transferred bitcoins by mistake whilst it was syncing I have backed up my ...
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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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Is there a way to get a character string beginning with xprv with confirmation 2, sample account B

I am trying to access the wallet information using the following blockchain.info API. https://github.com/blockchain/api-v1-client-node/tree/master/MyWallet However, there is a difference for each ...
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Extending a parent public key to create a child public key

I want to create public key from parent e public key like this: In this picture I can see left 256 bits and it's become 264 after "sum" with parent public key. But 256 bits what is it? When ...
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How to Send BTC from vmnode address to local address using privatekey in testnet?

I created two bitcoin address in VM nod as well as local and dump privatekey for both addresses by using "dumpprivkey" command. Is there any posibitity to send BTC from bitcoin address which is ...
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Fastest way to generate millions of public keys from private keys (Python/C#)

I have run into a problem when trying to generate public keys from my mnemonics via privatekeys. The mnemonic -> privkey is fairly fast. Although when deriving the m/44./0./0./0/0 public adress it ...
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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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On what kind of random number generator does each wallet create the secret key based?

Bitcoin core, OpenLedger, METAMASK, or other famous wallets(the type of wallets does not matter) create private keys by using random number generator, and I would like to know they use what kind of ...
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Can one _see_ one's private key in, and _transcribe_ it out of … a laptop wallet?

Suppose I download bitcoin wallet software, or Armory, and create a new account, on my laptop. Can I see and transcribe the newly-created private key? Then suppose I receive some Bitcoin into this ...
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how to get the private key for an used address ?

I have used an address generated by Exodus wallet. whats happened is that my bitcoin confirmed but didn't receive any thing on Exodus wallet. I want now to import private key in another wallet. but ...
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Multi signature wallet I'll know the private key

So my situation is I have to create a multi-signature address for our business (was going to do something like this: https://github.com/anders94/bitcoin-2-of-3-multisig). My question is if I make it ...
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To get Public key from Private key

How can I get the corresponding public key of a particular private key using bitcoin core console commands? , just as we can have private key of particular address using dumpprivkey and public key ...
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Can't withdraw from blockchain.info: “Private key does not match bitcoin address [my address] = [probablyprivkey1] | [probablyprivkey2]”

I have some BTC (and I really need money now) on my Blockchain.info account, I can't withdraw them (just send them to another BTC address) as it tells me "Private key does not match bitcoin address [...
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When you sweep a private key at Blockchain can you sweep the key in HEX format?

It would be useful to know this because I have made a 64 character hex private key by hand and generated the address without storing the key in WIF format. I don’t want to go online, input the hex key ...
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How do you do point multiplication in bitcoin associated with the ecdsa algorithm?

I have posted a similar question recently, but not this specific. I have found that a lot may ride on the idea of "point multiplication" yet all explanations I have found lack explanation or are in ...
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How can I access my private keys? Will the key get lock further if I enter the incorrect password too many times?

I exported my private keys and Multibit unencrypted but when I try to import the key files I am being asked for a password... copying the the key from text edit and pasting it into blockchain results ...