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Difference Between vSeed and vFixedSeed

Im curious what the difference is between the vSeeds and the vFixedSeeds. I see how the vSeeds and DNS loaders of IP address and then there is the vFixedSeeds that are generated with python and the ...
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How are a private key and a seed phrase related?

Is it a 1-to-1 relationship? If so, does that mean they are interchangeable? Can I then store just one of them and derive the other when needed?
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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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How does the bitcoin core protect against initial DNS seed changes?

While the bitcoin network is essentially P2P, one still needs to identify an initial node to connect to. I understand that a method for such initial connections is connecting to known DNS seeds, e.g ...
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vSeed Required or vFixedSeed Enough?

Im creating a new alt coin so I can understand the technology and have most of my changes done and I am trying to understand the vSeed and VFixedSeed logic. I don't have a DNS that will serve up a ...
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I lost my 12 or 24 words to my bitcoin wallet. I just have my password

I lost my 12 or 24 words to my bitcoin wallet. I just have my password. How can I get them back? Is there a software or a website where I can enter my password and get my asset back?
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Is the secret seed number also the private number?

I purchased a bitcoin in 2014 from Coinbase. I received a long alphanumeric number. No private code or seed phrase. I received a 16-digit secret seed at a later date. Is the secret seed I received a ...
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How does Electrum compute seed byte just before BIP-32?

As a newbie in Bitcoin and programming it, I am trying to generate BTC addresses from mnemonic. So I read about the BIPs, and found codes in Github that implement those. I found out that Electrum ...
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How are Electrum addresses connected to my private key?

I've started using Electrum and created my first wallet. I saved the private key seed on a piece of paper. I also created a new address by going to the Receive tab and clicking "New Address"....
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Old Electrum wallet, encoded text document and non-functional seeds

I am trying to recover an old Electrum wallet that I used to use to buy "things" in college, circa 2016 or so. I remember having 10 to 30 dollars left in it back then that I never thought ...
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How can a seed generate the wrong addresses?

What happened: I created a wallet with my backup seed. Then I sent to the generated wallet addresses: BTC: bc1q70shswq68tx5p2e2mms34up5jpxeqfyzp3let6 Everything was ok and I had access to my funds ...
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Help in recovering BTC from seed phrase

So 6-7 years ago I had some bitcoin, and as with many I forgot about it... I since found my notes which contain a 12 word seed phrase. I think (I may be wrong) I used Multibit so I reinstalled and ...
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Storing bitcoins without a wallet using only a seed phrase

Presently I have some BTC in a custodial wallet which I want to transfer out. I don't want a use a wallet at all. Neither hardware nor software. If I install Electrum on a live Ubuntu session, create ...
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I have lost the ‘seed keys’ (password) to my Mycelium soft wallet (which is on my old iPhone)

I purchased Bitcoin several years go, it is on a ‘soft wallet’ (Mycelium is the name of the wallet) on an old I phone that is no longer used. Is this Bitcoin in any way recoverable?
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If the “wallet seed keywords phrase” is all that's needed to restore a hardware Bitcoin wallet, isn't backing that up a nightmare security-wise?

I buy a Trezor. I put all my coins on it. It has me type out the "wallet seed", which is a series of English words in the right order, onto a paper. And maybe I even buy a metallic card ...
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Is it safe to store seed phrases (private keys) in a bank vault?

If written on a piece of paper, would the recovery seed phrase or questions for accessing a collection of web wallets and hardware wallets be safe to keep in a mini vault drawer at the bank? Do bank ...
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Doesn't storing the “recovery seed phrase” for a wallet defy all logic?

I've heard many times that you are supposed to write down a "recovery seed phrase" (a series of English dictionary words) on a piece of paper and store that securely so that you can recover ...
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Reuse air gapped Raspi used for seed generation?

Would it be wise for an air gapped RasPi used for seed generation be used again online with a new micro SD card? Am i missing anything?
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lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase

I lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase I even cant remember public address is there a way I can find them back please help me thanks a lot
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how to generate or calculate a key pair from a seed?

Using, for example, the electrum wallet, how, exactly, is the key pair, and hash address, generated from a paper or metal wallet? Assuming libsecp256k1 was employed.
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Possibility to retrieve BIP39 mnemonic (24 words English dict) from BIP39 (hex) seed?

I am in a situation where I have access to a BIP39 hex seed which I know has been derived from a BIP39 24 word English dictionary mnemonic. I would like to retrieve this 24 word list - is this ...
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Why are there not mnemonic-seed words in Turkish especially considering the increasing rate of bitcoin adoption in the country?

How come bitcoin doesn't have Turkish words as wallet seeds especially considering the increasing rate of bitcoin adoption in the country ?
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Confused about LND derivation of node's payee pubkeys

Okay. A short summary of the problem: I'm trying to derive the root key from LND from the aezeed, but I can't get it right. Assume the following seed (aezeed): ability quality bulb clap quality piano ...
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how to get a seeed wallet in bitcoin-cli? [duplicate]

hi how to get a seed wallet in bitcoin_cli ? I use a bitcoin-cli sethdseed but error :invalid private key please help me
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How to get my 24 word seed using bitcoin-cli

I've tried: bitcoin-cli sethdseed 'word1 word2 ...' but i got invalid private key. please help me getting my 24 word seed using bitcoin core
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Multibit 0.5.1 wallet unconfirmed amounts no seed words

please help. I am not technical and I gave bitcoin as a gift in 2017 in a Multibit wallet which is now defunct. I have opened the wallet but it says the amounts are unconfirmed. I have repaired the ...
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Was bitcoin the first to use SEED phrase for recovering account?

I am trying to recall/determine if the coins I had on a USB stick was indeed bitcoins or not. I sold an Item a long time ago (Either 2006ish or 2009-2010) and someone offered to pay me in coins. Of ...
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Recovering Blockchaininfo wallet in Electrum wallet

I have my wallet in blockchaininfo and I did the backup of my 12 words (SEED). I would like to open this wallet in Electrum, I notice that Electrum allow to recover a wallet using a SEED from ...
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Implementation of BIP39, I want to generate a BIP39 512-bits seed from 12 mnemonics but failed

I have a question. I used the website (https://www.mobilefish.com/download/ethereum/bip39.html) to generate a 12-words mnemonic(English word list) without password and got below: "organ rate senior ...
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How to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet from seed phrase

I have my Bitcoin Core wallet protected with passphrase for a long time ago. Now I'm trying to move out the coin from there but unfortunately I forgot the passphrase. When finding for recovery info I ...
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find bip32 seed from transaction

Based on my bip32 word list, I have a list of about 100k seed phrases that pass checksum and am trying to figure out my actual seed. Earlier, I was derivign the xpub key and searching the blockchain ...
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Mini-seed of single utxo

Let's imagine we have a cold storage wallet that has multiple utxos inside of it and we have a master seed for this wallet. If we want to spend from coldstorage but want to go first through a new ...
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Knowing if a public address is spendable by an HD seed?

I want to know if an address is spendable by an HD seed and for that purpose I am using the following command: > bitcoin-cli getaddressinfo 3LFc64RRd96ejjYvm14KaogBF9fmeNmePW | jq '.solvable' ...
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Words to seed translation

In bitcoin wallet that support bip39 mnemonic code, is there a way to get the 12/24 words from the seed generated by them? Or the translation is one-way only (from words to seed)?
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I have my 12 word seed

I put my Bitcoin into a wallet some time ago, kept the 12 words but do not remember which wallet I used. Now I understand that all that matters is that I have my 12 words but I am having difficulty (...
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Get Seed from wallet on regtest mode

I am doing some tests for an application that signs Bitcoin transactions. I already downloaded the binary files bitcoin-cli,bitcoind and bitcoin-wallet from bitcoin.org. I need to know that the seed ...
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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 the hdSeedid in Bitcoin Core 0.17 RPC the actual seed itself?

I'm trying to find out the seed for the HD wallet in the 0.17 release of Bitcoin Core. I used the getwalletinfo command in the RPC console which produced information which includes a string that it ...
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Does this explanation of the security of an electrum seed check out?

The explanation in question is given here and reproduced below as well: Electrum currently use the same wordlist as BIP39 (2048 words). A typical seed has 12 words, which results in 132 bits of ...
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Why do HD seeds use a word list?

I'm curious what the purpose behind having a word list for BIP39 HD wallets? Are you required to use these words to create a wallet seed? What would happen if you chose random words not on the ...
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bruteforce 12 words seed

Suppose that someone seized my seed with a phrase of 12 words. I deliberately changed the order of words in a phrase in such a way that the only way to get a real phrase is to go through all the ...
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What could stop bitcoin-seeder from “hearing” DNS queries?

I'm running several bitcoin-seeders. Under Ubuntu 14.04 & 16.04, they run fine and answer queries. On Ubuntu 18.04, however, dnsseed does not detect the queries sent to it. I know the machine is ...
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Software wallets and what happen if you break your computer

I've been reading about wallets, web wallets, software wallets, hardware wallets...and there is one question that I could not clear up from other threads: Your bitcoins are stored in the chain. Use ...
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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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General private/public key generation

Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask, but I couldn't find a general one for all cryptocurrencies I wanted to get an idea on how the whole cold-storage private/public key generation works for ...
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How to protect a crypto currency from Seed failure [closed]

I have created a new currency based on Forknote/Cryptnote. It has a small number of Seed Nodes. I am investigating how to mitigate the risks of currency failure due to Seed Node collapse from ...
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If anyone with your seed phrase can generate your wallet private keys, what is the advantage of a hardware wallet?

When you start using a cryptocurrency hardware wallet, you get to write down a seed phrase in some physical medium (paper, metal, etc.) so you can regain access to your funds if you lose the hardware ...
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Does Electrum use Bitcore Apis as it's backend?

Does Electrum use Bitcore Apis as it's backend or not? If not, then what is the purpose of developing Electrum when Bitcore Apis provides all the features Electrum has (like HD wallets and master ...
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How Master seed is generated using Bitcore API?

Can someone please explain how to get Master Seed when a new HD keys is created using Bitcore APIs? My purpose is to implement wallet service in my application using Bitcore APIs. Refer this link ...
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How are 21 words seeds generated

Apologies for the noobie question. I was wondering how a range of wallet addresses (eg. BTC address 33ELbMhwHw5AaKHU4u3MzVSFvvK7aa7HZL) is algorithmically converted into seeds (eg. 12 words). Any help?...