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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 ...
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Electrum: “restoring” a wallet from a seed

Suppose I set up a wallet with a deterministic seed passphrase. I then use it, moving bitcoins around, sending some change to change addresses. Electrum will apparently create more addresses when ...
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What is a DNS seed node vs a Seed Node?

I've seen references to both strewn around. Specifically, is there a bitcoin client running at the DNS seeds or seed nodes?
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How to export an encrypted non-seedless electrum wallet into bitcoin-qt?

How to export an encrypted non-seedless electrum wallet into bitcoin-qt? Is it even possible? Cheers
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Why does electrum need connection to server when recovering a wallet from a seed?

Why does electrum client need connection to server when recovering a wallet from a seed? Isn't the generation of private keys done locally?
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What are seednodes?

A follow up from a comment on this answer. What are seednodes, and how do they differ from fallback nodes?

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