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Storing private key in apps and softwares that are local

Im new to butcoin. I installed an app in my phone called Bread. And another in my computer called Electrum. Both of them generated a seed(12 words) for me and it seems that seeed is my private key in ...
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Is the seed everything I need to recreate a wallet?

During creation of my wallet, I was given a list of 12 words ("the seed") that I scribbled somewhere. Let's assume that I lose all my storage, everything related to my wallet -- except for the seed. ...
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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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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 can I generate a Bitcoin address from a 12 word seed without using a computer?

I have a 12 word seed and I want to generate an address without exposing it to any computers. How can I accomplish this?
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BTG wallet or exchange with BIP39 seed import

Can anyone recommend a Bitcoin Gold exchange or SPV wallet for Linux that supports importing wallets from a BIP39 seed? The best I’ve found so far is a fork of Electrum that supports BTG for Windows ...
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How does mnemonic recover a single private key?

As I understand the algorithm of mnemonic (BIP39) can generate billions of private keys from your 14-24 words. Whats the mechanism that some wallets/clients use to recover a single private key, my ...
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Stuck recovering what appears to be a seed for a wallet

I've been passed a piece of text from my father who's not really interested in the crypto space. He claims he bought a fraction of a coin a few years ago (about 4) and placed the wallet on a paper ...
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How to convert an Electrum 12 word seed to a private key?

How can I convert an Electrum 12 word seed to a private key? I heard Electrum has a special type of algorithm where the 12 word seed can't be used on other wallet software; is that true?
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Obtaining 12 word mnemonic from Private & Public Keys

After a recent upgrade to Jaxx wallet my Litecoins and my transaction history are lost. The 12 word mnemonic opens up a wallet with zero Litecoin balance even though the public key address from the ...
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How Bitcoin client handles DNS seeds?

Command nslookup seed.bitcoin.sipa.be gives a list of 40 nodes. 1) Does Bitcoin wallet take all nodes from that list? or 2) Does Bitcoin wallet behave like normal application that resolves seed....
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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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Can I setup a DNS seed?

I'd like to setup a Bitcoin DNS seed node for learning purposes. Would I be able to actually aid in the peer discovery process? How would my dns be discovered so that it could be queried?
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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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Electrum seed words safety dumb question

I am starting with bitcoin and even though I understand pretty well how the blockchain works, the seed words used by some wallets (MultiBit and Electrum) give me creeps and doubts. The main question ...
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Electrum: 2 Wallets showing same Transactions

I hope someone can explain, if it's dangerous that i have 2 wallets and both showing the same transactions, the first one has a password for the seed and i can't remember it, the second one not. I ...
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Do we have to trust at least one DNS seed?

If I understand correctly, when new bitcoin node wants to join the network, it must be introduced by guiding nodes -- DNS seeds. DNS seeds can thereafter help new node discover more existing nodes. ...
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Cryptocurrency Wallet Seed - mental backup?

Ok, so let's say I use a wallet that gave me a 12 word string as a seed. And I want to do a paper and "mental" backup - will write it down and will memorize the words. Where is the itch? Well, the ...
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Is there another wallet that can restore from MultiBit's seed words?

We've had a lot of questions revolving around stuck transactions due to apparently non-existent fee estimation and unconfirmed balance bugs on MultiBit in the past weeks. Some get resolved by using ...
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How do you get back the private keys you used, after you deploy your wallet with a 12 word seed?

If I change computers and use the 12 word seed to use my wallet, how will the client know which private key I used in the previous computer?
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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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How do I import my 12 Breadwallet seed words into Electrum?

When I write them into Electrum during the restore from seed box, the Next button is disabled.
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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 ...
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What precisely are vSeeds “seednodes”, how to they work, how to create one for a new network?

In this question we have a superficial explanation of vSeeds (seednodes), from the Bitcoin wiki, we have: DNS Addresses Upon startup, if peer node discovery is needed, the client then issues DNS ...
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BIP 32 seed resulting in an invalid private key

everyone. For my final year project, I'm developing some Bitcoin/Bitcoin related technologies (BIP32, BIP 38, BIP39, Bas58Check encoding/decoding, etc) in pure Node.js (using only native libraries, ...
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If I restore my electrum wallet from seed will I lose my pending transaction

So I have seen everywhere that boosting fees can be a scam and I do not have enough techy knowledge to do so anyhow or for that matter to directly delete my transaction using pythonwallet. Whilst ...
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Do I understand correctly that mnemonic seeds are specific to individual wallet software and its versions?

I know mnemonic passphrases are used to derive a master key that can then be used to procedurally generate your addresses. If you lose everything except the mnemonic, you can regenerate everything and ...
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backing up 12 seed words vs wallet.dat

I installed electrum created my fist wallet and notice that instead of having to save a wallet.dat file, If I am right I just need to save/write 12 seed words. If I understand properly the seeds ...
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Where can I view my HD wallet seed in bitcoin core 13.2

Where/how do I view my seed in core 13.2? I understand that as of 13.0, the hd wallets are used by default.
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How does the client know the number of keys and coins when recovering from a seed?

When I have a seed and use it to recover my keys, how does a client find out which keys I had and their respective amounts? To clarify, I understand how a deterministic key works and that we can ...
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Possible to restore an Electrum wallet with partial (12/13) seed?

Long story, but I need to restore an Electrum wallet (version 2.x). I have the seed, except the first word which got ripped off a legal pad. So with 12 of the 13 seed words, what can I do to restore ...
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How to let a peer connect to a peer's peer?

I'm testing a new altcoin that I've created between several computers in LAN but encounter a situation as follow: Computer A's client connects to computer B's client through the B's IP in the ...
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GetAddr not returning connected node addresses

I am writing a simple program that connects to nodes in order to index them, kind of like blockchain.info nodes works. Doing this in GLang using the btcd/wire library to create the messages, the ...
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What is a mnemonic frequency analysis and why do I only need 4 letters of my seed words?

Cryptosteel only allows to store the first 4 letters of each word of my mnemonic seed, the FAQ tells me why: [...] you only need to assemble the first 4 letters of each word. Those 4 letters are ...
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BIP deterministic seeds, number of words and compatible wallets

I like to have a list of Bitcoin wallets that accepts various types of deterministic seeds. I have read that some seeds can not be imported in e.g. Electrum of other. So a list with following columns ...
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BitcoinJ - Master Key from 12 word

Is there any posibilities to: 1. Create deterministic seed from 12 or 24 word 2. Create Private Master key from this deterministic seed 3. Create deterministic wallet using private master key in ...
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Why do all Electrum master public keys all start with xpub661MyMwAqRbc?

I was playing around generating wallets using the current version (2.6.4 on Mac OSX) and noticed that each new (standard) wallet I generated had the same start to the master public key: ...
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Trezor Custom Mnemonic

How do I go about using words I pick in a trezor seed? I only want words that I select and in an order I select. I'm not worried about this being a less secure way to generate a seed. I will be doing ...
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Adding fixed seed nodes as DNS doesn't seem to be available

I am pretty new to bitcoin and I am trying to create a private blockchain by using bitcoind -regtest -daemon. But the executable stops, giving this message: "Adding fixed seed nodes as DNS doesn't ...
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What properties does the DNSSeed list at bitseed.xf2.org attempt to have?

According to bitcoinstats.com: Except for bitseed.xf2.org the seeds aim to return nodes that are currently online and reachable. If the nodes are not aimed to be currently online and reachable, ...
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Electrum: seed is 0 length . Lost seed

Its been months since Ive used my electrum wallet. When I try and send coin I get an invalid password message. Then when I go to my seed, I type in that same password and it takes me to the seed ...
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Are multibit HD (or other no web wallet) and Blockchain.info wallet words compatible?

Well the title says it. I tried to enter blockchain.info seed words into multibit, but it doesn't seem to be working. So what I'm trying to do is to have multibit (or other) alternative of my ...
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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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How does Electrum make a keypair out of a seed?

Electrum uses a seed of 12 words to generate a keypair and then hierarchically generates addresses out of that keypair. I know how to generate hierarchic addresses from a keypair, but what I don't ...
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Address generator for Bitcoin wallet

As describe by Maxwell here in HD wallets assuming we have a key pair with private key SK.a and public key of PK.a and a seed s and a generator point G, we can generate a new key pair of (SK.b, PK.b) ...
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Electrum: seed is 0 length / empty

I installed electrum a while back and noted down the 12 word seed. Haven't used it for a few months, but now when I go to view my seed (clicking on the seed icon on the bottom right of the GUI), it ...
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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 does a Trezor passphrase prevent restoration of a wallet if an attacker knows the seed?

Trezor User Manual says if you forget the passphrase there will be no way to recover your bitcoins. Not even the Recovery seed. How is it that you (or an attacker who knows the seed) can't just ...
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Running multiple DNS Seeds

I would like to know how to run multiple DNS Seeds on the same node. It seems fairly straight-forward as described in: https://github.com/sipa/bitcoin-seeder For example, I want two DNS Seeds: ...
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Why can the same 12 words produce different seeds in an Electrum wallet file?

I was looking through an Electrum wallet file (from Electrum 1.9.6 for Windows if it matters) trying to understand what information was contained in it, and I couldn't initially figure out exactly ...