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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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How can a 24 word seed know when I added or removed wallets at a later point?

Since I do not have 50 Rep points I had to post my question this way! This is an answer by "https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/users/56917/rstack" to the question "How do Ledger Backups get stored?" "...
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Does my Electrum wallet become less secure if I keep generating seeds until I see one I like the look of?

Let's say I want to create a new electrum seed... I didn't like the initial seed words, since I want to remember them and these didn't look too appealing. Looking "too random" for my taste. When I ...
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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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Can you use the same seed for normal BTC and Lightning wallets?

If I generated 24 words from a Ledger Nano, can I import these to a lightning network wallet e.g. Eclair?
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Sending BTC using Seed Hex or mnemonic

I’m interested in sending BTC from wallet to another and probably automate it through some libraries. I have a question: if I have a seed hex or 12 words I can generate all my wallets (addresses, ...
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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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Recover Electron wallet with bad seed phrase

I once created a bitcoin wallet with Electron using a hand crafted seed phrase (using the words of the valid word list that time). I now figured it was a bad idea, while it is possible to create ...
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Is 12-word seed phrase safe enough?

Is 12-word seed phrase (as used by Electrum for example) safe enough for generating an offline wallet? My understanding is this: 2048 words pool make 11 bits of entrophy per word. 12 words in seed ...
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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 an electrum wallet from seed

A service I used some years ago is shutting down. I withdrew some coin but it went to an old address. I believe it was my old electrum wallet that I only have the seed for. How to recover my bitcoin?
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What's the difference between 12 word seed and 24 word seed?

Why was the format switched to 24 words for some newer wallets?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to bruteforce the seed?

Is it true that the "seed words" bruteforce more reliable for to get profit than searching of a "random number" for to open some profitable outputs? The last one is impossible due to math, but 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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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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How Bitcoin node discovery work?

When you install Bitcoin client, how does it discover the nodes to get a copy of the blockchain? Are their seed nodes ? Are they vulnérables? SPOF ?
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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 do I implement bitcoin-seeder for an altcoin?

I am creating an altcoin, following a tutorial. The tutor skipped explaining setting up the DNS seeder. How can I implement this code https://github.com/sipa/bitcoin-seeder ? Currently when I run ./...
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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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Forgotten SEED, Could you help me?

I have a problem, when i created my new wallet, so i took a photo my seed to my mobile, that then i will write to my notebook. But next day, my mobile shuted down and i must to reset it, what my seed ...
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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?...
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Fixedseed ignored by bitcoin-qt

I play with bitcoin source code to learn, I create my own fullnode, and change the chainparamsseeds.h to just use my own node as SeedSpec6, and comment the dns seeds in chainparams.cpp. When open ...
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Is it 'safe' to store hashed values of my mnemonic seed phrase on my computer?

I am setting up my hardware wallet, and have written down my mnemonic seed phrase physically, but also want a way of accessing it from my computer. If I add all the seed words together, and hash it ...
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Using seed to send bitcoin from a wallet's specific private key

I'm new to bitcoin and I've recently been reading on the concept of wallet. If I understand correctly, a wallet is a collection of one or more pairs address + private key (an address is where BTC can ...
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How to generate specific private keys from 12-word backup and wallet address?

A single seed can lead to billions of addresses. Some wallets are unable to scan and find all used addresses. Is it a way to infer the private key from 12-word backup and wallet ID / (public key). ...
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Address is not imported while restoring 12-word backup [duplicate]

I tried to restore my 12-word backup with Copay and Electrum but non of them listed the addresses my money is stored in. What to do in this case?
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Can i recover exodus with 12 words form blockchain.info?

At btgexplorer i saw that i have some BTG. I want to claim it from by blockchain.info wallet. I followed this article https://medium.com/@kuzdogan/how-to-claim-your-bitcoin-gold-from-blockchain-info-...
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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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Are electrum's private keys 512 bits or 256 bits long?

I have recently been going through the python source code for electrum and encountered the following lines of code at the mneumonic.py file starting from line 130: def mnemonic_to_seed(self, mnemonic,...
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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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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 to setup nameserver for dns seeder?

I am confused setting up nameserver to run with dnsseeder. I modified dnsseeder to work with my new altcoin. Here is what is did. I have vps.example.com setup with amazon ec2 and i compiled ...
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How to run dns seeder?

Are there any tutorials on how to setup dnsseeder for a new altcoin. I am struggling with this for past couple of days. I am modifying dogecoin seeder and i just cant setup on my server. My coin ...
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What is the 25th word in a mnemonic seed when used on a ledger nano s?

By default ledger nano s generates a 24 word mnemonic. What is the 25th word feature? Is the the passphrase they are talking about?
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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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Is there a way to recover the original electrum seed from the encrypted one?

So I accidentally lost my electrum seed and password, but I still have the wallet file, so I was wondering if there is a way to recover the original seed from the encrypted one? I think my password ...
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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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How DNS Seeds node maintain the list of addresses?

On bitcoin peer node discovery, the client issues DNS requests to learn about the addresses of other peer nodes. My question is how does this DNS directed service provider learn about all the ...
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Algorithm to go from seed to 20 (or more) addresses

I'm currently reading the Electrum sourcecode to figure out how to go from seed (12 words) to addresses (in usual format). Does someone have the big picture of this process in mind? More precisely I'...
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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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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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Seed recovery strategy

I got locked out of my Ledger Nano S. When setting up the device I was given a 24 words seed passphrase, which I wrote down. The device asked me to verify 3 of the 24 words and my input was valid. It ...
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How do I import a Multibit HD wallet with seeds into Electrum?

I installed Electrum to replace the broken and intolerable Multibit HD. I entered my 18 seed words, but it wouldn't allow me to click Next. I clicked Options > BIP 39 and it enabled Next. It created ...