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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Where is seed in Bitcoin Core in comparison to Bread Wallet

Im new to Bitcoin. I know the main software of bitcoin is Bitcoin Core. Recently i started using an iOS wallet called Bread. Its very simple! It gives me a 12 word key and says your master private key ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the minimum that has to be backed up on a cryptocurrency wallet (technically)?

Is the seed enough? Doesnt it require the seed AND the adresses to access your assets, since the root key and therefore all private keys are generated by the seed? Does it generate the private key ...
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Difficulty of brute-forcing a seed with missing words?

Given a 12 or 24 word seed with one one or more missing words what would be the difficulty of brute-forcing the missing words? E.g. for: one missing word two missing words three missing words By ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?