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Seed numbers can often be derived from a list of words known as a seed phrase, recovery phrase or backup phrase.

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deriving the master public key and the btc address from seed phrase of electrum wallet

I am searching for an exact python code that can take a standard wallet seed as input and output the the root key or xpub master public key. I had tried several codes but none of them gave me the '...
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How to get WIF and BIP84-address from SEED of 256 bits? [duplicate]

How to get WIF and BIP84-address from SEED of 256 bits? I generate 256 bits. It can be used for generating SEED (24 words): get SHA256, add first byte and cut into words by 11 bits. How to get WIF and ...
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What happens if a new hardware wallet generates an existing seed? [duplicate]

I get that 24^2048 (heck, even 12^2048) are utterly massive numbers and the chance that this happens is practically 0... but I am still curious: What would happen if a hardware wallet (or any seed ...
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What is the probability of accidentally getting a seed phrase that is associated with a real address with a balance in the bitcoin blockchain?

Good afternoon! Such a question is interesting, and with what probability can you accidentally get a seed phrase that is associated with a real address with a balance in the bitcoin blockchain?
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Can punched-in seed phrase on steel plate be read by airport security x-ray?

If I put a steel plate with seed phrase in bag and it goes through TSA's x-ray machines at the airport, am I at risk of them being able to read the words?
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Can brand new hardware wallet have seed phrase initiated via sparrow? Or do is it need to be through wallet OEMs site only?

Pretty straightforward. Can I initialize/generate seed phrase of blockstream jade via sparrow? Or do I need to go through blockstream's site to do this?
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Can two people generate the same exact wallet or seed phrase [duplicate]

Can 2 or more people generate the same exact wallet. And if so, what happens then?
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Trezor - Can a hacker rebuild my wallet with my RECOVERY SEED without my Trezor PASSPHRASE?

I know a hacker could rebuild my wallet on another trezor or compatible hot wallet with my recovery seedphrase. This would get them to the ROOT of my original account. But what if I had a PASSPHRASE ...
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Are some derivation paths more secure than others?

I'm planning to create a seed which will be my main BTC "account". I've been reading up on how the private master key is derived from the seed, and how keys are derived from a master private ...
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Is a private key that is created with an additional passphrase included in the existing 24 worded private key basket?

We know that there are finite number of private keys out there that are derived from 24 words. If I create a wallet with an additional 25th word passphrase (which is not in the existing 2048 seed ...
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Do I need to store my hardware wallet's derivation path?

"Not your keys, not your coins" is common mantra. I thought all I needed to do was to safeguard my private keys (via hardware wallet, cold storage) to be able to reconstitute my BTC at any ...
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The practical security implications of an exposed 24 word seed phrase with "blanks"

I want (a substantial amount of) the strength in numbers of a self-custody 24 word Bitcoin wallet, but I don't want to memorise all 24 words; laziness prevails. My idea: create a note (probably ...
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What is the Electrum seed "hash"?

When creating a new wallet, Electrum generates a seed which is a bunch of human-readable words. However, in the wallet file, the seed is like a 129-length string, it looks like a hash. Is that a hash? ...
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How to get the derivation path of a multi-wallet seed phrase?

I only have the seed phrase. When I enter the seed phrase into, for example, Exodus or Trust Wallet, I can fully recover my Bitcoin in seconds. But how to do this using Python or Node.js?
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How to get the private key & wallet address using a multi-wallet recovery seed phrase?

How can I „convert“ a 12-words-long multi wallet seed phrase (of the Blockchain.com wallet) to the wallets private key and the wallets address using any programming language? The given multi wallet ...
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How to send a Bitcoin transaction only using the seed phrase using NodeJS?

I am working on a NodeJS script that allows you to enter your 12-words-long Bitcoin secret recovery phrase and automatically withdraw all of your coins to a defined wallet address. The script is for ...
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Does bitcoin core save the seed in a brand new descriptor wallet when it gets created?

When I create a brand new descriptor wallet in Bitoin Core 24.x, does it save the seed anywhere, and if so, can I export/import it? I understand that exporting descriptors only is not the same as ...
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Decipher xprv or seed from keystore when I know the password

I know http://iancoleman.io/ but it does not help me as this is the other way around. I have dump with: keystore: xprv and seed. I want to decipher xprv or seed because I know the password, but I have ...
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Cannot Access My Crypto Wallet ( It’s Not the Seed Phrase), maybe derivation path?

Requirement: Recover crypto What I possess: I have a 12 word seed phrase, (Though I am not exactly sure of the organization that generated it). I have the public address through which (blockchain.com ...
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Is spitting a BIP39 seed phrase in half meaningly less secure than splitting the entropy in half?

One way to create a distribution, 2-of-3 backup of your seed phrase ABC is to store the following in three separate places: AB BC CA Any two of these lists is sufficient to reconstructed the entire ...
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Can I create an entirely new m-of-n multi-sig wallet with the same seed phrases as an existing one by increasing n and discarding the new seed phrase?

If I were to create a 2-of-4 multi-sig wallet using the 3 seed phrases of an existing 2-of-3 wallet, plus a new seed phrase that I instantly destroy, would I then effectively have a new completely ...
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hdseed, hdseed, and bitcoin-qt

in bitcoincore, what is the use of hdseed please? can we restore a wallet with it? and above all an address with bitcoin on it thank you ! for IT
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Security of Vanity Addresses

I found a vanity address with this verified tool: https://github.com/JeanLucPons/VanitySearch And now I hold my private key, with BTC I am used to only the recovery seed and I don't know what position ...
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Why my manually generated mnemonic seed phrase is not recognised by metamask or trust wallet

I created a random entropy using this code func randomNumGenerator() []byte { n := 16 randomByte := make([]byte, n) _, err := rand.Read(randomByte) if err != nil { panic(err) ...
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Where to find the seed for the wallets that were created inside BitBox by Shift Crypto

I bought the Swiss hardware wallet BitBox2 in order to have a safe storage for my private keys and now I am disappointed because under Manage device > Show recovery words there is only one seed for ...
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What is the best bitcoin software wallet where I can import my mnemonic seed phrase?

I have BTC mnemonic seed phrase and I want to import to my wallet. I'm not a fan of online bitcoin wallets, and I want to install a software wallet. What is the best software wallet for this? I'm not ...
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Coinjoined coins are not available on another instance of wallet

Let's have 2 instances of wasabi wallet installed on different PCs. I have restored a wallet from a seed phrase on both of them and i can see all my coins on both of them. I start coinjoin on one ...
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How secure are the private keys on a hardware wallet?

Specifically two questions are interesting to me: Are private keys ever accessible? When are they generated and how can we know/prove this? In more detail: Is my understanding correct that even ...
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Can someone explain *simply*, but precisely, how the mnemonic seed phrase is used to produce the bip39 seed

Im referencing https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ I understand how the words are generated ("bip39 mnemonic" at the link). But Im not quite clear on how the words give rise to "bip39 seed&...
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How much entropy is lost alphabetising your mnemonics?

Yes I know this is a horrible idea and not BIP39 compliant, but please help satisfy my curiosity with this "thought experiment" and applied maths exercise. Two questions, one for 12 words, ...
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Would it be possible to not be able to send funds from a wallet?

I was reading this blog post by Jameson Lopp on the best practices to back up a seed phrase https://blog.lopp.net/how-to-back-up-a-seed-phrase/ In the "Test your backup section", he wrote: &...
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What are the best practices for managing empty, unwanted wallets?

If I have a deterministic wallet which previously held bitcoin but is now empty and is no longer needed, what information should I keep? I think there are three options: keep nothing keep the master ...
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HD wallet parameters clarification

I'm using HD Address Generator to create an HD wallet: let mnemonic = "voyage blind unit shoulder yellow attitude mule all hire above obvious swap" let bip84 = HdAddGen.withMnemonic(mnemonic,...
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Would you need to access your cold wallet to generate a taproot xpub?

If you would like to generate a taproot wallet with your deep cold wallet seed, would you need to access the wallet to generate it? Say if the seed/master pubkey is already used for native or nested ...
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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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Bitcoin UTXO Balance Checking

I think I understand how the UTXO model works, the inputs, and outputs, etc. However, one thing I am still having a hard time still, is understanding how balance is calculated from a seed or xkeys. If ...
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How to get correct address from BTC mnemonic phrase in Python

Faced a problem, I have a crypto wallet written in Python, there is a code that creates a wallet address from a mnemonic phrase (In this case, BTC address). But if I enter this mnemonic phrase into ...
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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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hierarchical deterministic wallets - creation of public keys

From Mastering Bitcoin: "The second advantage of HD wallets is that users can create a sequence of public keys without having access to the corresponding private keys. This allows HD wallets to ...
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What do they mean by "12/24 words" or "seed words"?

Having read thousands of Bitcoin threads/questions on Reddit, there's constant references to "your 12/24 words" or "seed words". They never once refer to wallet.dat. I have used ...
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How to verify that the seed generated by wallet software/hardware is not BIP85 seed?

I just learned about BIP85 today. It will generate a new seed that I don't need to back up. I think it is pretty cool to only have to backup my one BIP39 seed and the index of BIP85. However I started ...
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Which wallets support French seed-phrases? [duplicate]

I found an old backup seedphrase but it is has French words in it, and I've been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English. There has to be a wallet that ...
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Trezor Security

I'm not completely sure this is on topic. I apologize if it's not. I have a 24-word seed stored (etched on metal) in my house. I continue to worry (just a little) that the metal might either fail to ...
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BIP39 English Word List

Looking through the 2048 words on the English BIP39 list on GitHub, I could see there are lots of words that differ from one or more others by just one letter. This is inherently weak as it is too ...
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How are derivation paths stored and regenerated for HD wallets?

HD wallets create derivation paths for generated keys. But if you need to regenerate these keys with your seed or master key, where do you get the derivation paths? I don't see how they can be stored ...
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Creating multiple bitcoin receipt wallet

Suppose I want to send 10 000 sats to 10 different "receipt" address so that I own the 10 private keys associated with these addresses and can distribute them, the fact that the receiver ...
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Is it ok to use dices to generate seed for trezor on coldcard?

Coldcard's derive entropy function doe snot have dice method. The only way to generate a seed using dices on coldcard is on "import seed". Is it ok if I use this feature and generate a new ...
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How to share your wallet key/seed in case you are hit by a bus

This very useful answer says: Share overlapping parts of your private-key or seed phrase with several family members with instructions on what to do if you are hit by a bus this afternoon. This ...
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Can someone recognize any two addresses (generated by hardware wallet) come from the same hardware wallet/mnemonic seed?

Can someone recognize any two addresses (generated by hardware wallet) come from the same hardware wallet/mnemonic seed?If I generate multiple cryptocurrency accounts/addresses in ledger live,is it ...
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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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