Questions tagged [wallet]

This tag should be used for questions that pertain to wallet software. A wallet software is a piece of software which manages users' keypairs, addresses, and transactions. Wallet software also allow a user to send and receive Bitcoin.

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Can you think of a safe way to safely keep my “spendable” Bitcoin in my situation?

I have my "cold stash" wallet.dat on multiple fully offline, encrypted hard disks/sticks inside a fireproof safe. I never seriously considered printing them onto paper because that would be ...
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Blockchain.com wallet was compromised and btc stelon

I lost some money in a ico scam and googled and found a reclainfund ltd to recover fund. They ask me to set up a blockchain.com account and then share account wallet id and password so they can ...
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How to sweep from armory wallet?

I recently tried to get started in Bitcoins, bought some online and received on an armory wallet. Little did i know i needed to download the full blockchain, that i have no space for. I tried to sweep ...
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buy your bitcoins [closed]

I do not trust exchanges they robbed me
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What's the deal with “legacy” and “segwit” wallets?

I'm new to bitcoin, but I've already read about "legacy" and "segwit" wallets. At the beginning, I created a segwit wallet, given that it was described as a new standard. But then ...
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How can i report and close account from scam wallet? [duplicate]

How can i report and take back money of scam wallet which suggested by orginal bicoin web site (bitcoin.org)
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How to make scam report of BRD wallet? [closed]

**SCAMMER BRD wallet ** : SCAMMER BRD I realised BRD wallet team scammer strategy which suggested by bitcoin. Org web site ?!!!! its not like hack or profiteers a person ,this is a clear plan of BRD ...
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How do I create a descriptor wallet?

Using Bitcoin Core from today (almost 0.21): I ran ./configure. It said with sqlite = yes. ldd $(which bitcoind) shows it is linked to libsqlite3.so. Now, I started a signet node using bitcoind -...
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How to approach building a custom UTXO index on top of a full-node

I want to avoid physically importing addresses into a wallet. I want to write a UTXO indexing system on a per-address basis. I often wonder how a wallet can keep track of all of its addresses UTXOs, ...
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Are all 'metal wallets' functionally equivalent?

Within the context of wallets, is it correct that a metal bitcoin wallet needs to store both public and private keys? I'm looking at some metal wallets and want to clarify that the're all basically ...
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distinction in types of wallets: on a device, physical medium or in a program? [duplicate]

What is the distinction between a paper wallet, cold storage, and off-line storage? Perhaps I'm naively lumping them together. To my understanding, a wallet is: A cryptocurrency wallet is a device,1 ...
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Hello, i wanna help? [duplicate]

I have question and problem. Im from Poland, installed Bitcoin Core, wanna send money from my bank account in Poland to my bitcoin core wallet, but how i can do that ?
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Brute force a wallet.dat file

I have a wallet.dat file which is encrypted and I can remember that I have put only numbers as password(4 or 5 digits, not more, not less). My friend suggested to do brute force on it using python. ...
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Schildbach Wallet complains: not enough mBTC for transation

this app was shown to me by a friend. now wanted to test it, so send some BTC into the wallet-app some time ago. that worked. now got 46.94€ worth of mBTC ("An mBTC, or MilliBitcoin, is ...
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Permission denied when attempting to backup wallet using backupwallet

When I call bitcoin@raspberrypi:~ $ bitcoin-cli backupwallet "backup.dat", I get the following error: error code: -4 error message: Error: Wallet backup failed! ~/.bitcoin/debug.log shows ...
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Re-use change address as a receive address

Technically speaking, is it possible to reuse a change address from a previous transaction and make it a receive address? What are the pros and cons of doing so? This does look like a bad privacy ...
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2 days 0 confirmations [duplicate]

2 days 0 confirmations how long will this continue? if the bitcoin price fell in 48 hours, or maybe more, my expectation, who will compensate me for the loss. I explain it was bought specifically for ...
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Can a single wallet generate (and use) both SegWit and non-SegWit addresses?

Is a Segwit wallet able to generate and use non-Segwit addresses? I'm using Bitpay's Bitcore to create wallets and generate new addresses for the users of my platform. I'm also using Bitcore-wallet-...
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Can you help me see if I have an old Bitcoin account? [closed]

I set up an crypto account & had different coins in it, but the computer died, updated to a current machine. Have also changed from AOL to Gmail, that was around 98 or 99, if that gives you any ...
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What exactly is the benefit of buying a hardware wallet for Bitcoin?

Let's say I invest in a physical Bitcoin wallet. They aren't exactly free, so it's going to cost me money, effort, time and energy (to set it up and put coins on it). Then what? It's not like I can ...
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Can bitcoin-core wallet be used as the backend for a mobile wallet app?

my idea is to use bitcoin core and it's multi-wallet capabilities as the back-end of a mobile wallet app. The way I think this could be archieved is by creating an empty wallet with bitcoin-cli ...
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How will the migration tool from a Bitcoin Core legacy wallet to a descriptor wallet work?

In this Andrew Chow blog post on what's coming to the Bitcoin Core wallet in 0.21 he states: It is, and will be, possible to take an existing Legacy Wallet, and make a Descriptor Wallet which exactly ...
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Why is the Bitcoin Core wallet database moving from Berkeley DB to SQLite?

Why is the Bitcoin Core wallet moving from Berkeley DB to SQLite for its database backend?
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What are output descriptors?

I have heard about output descriptors or wallet descriptors. It is not clear to me what they are. What do they allow me to do? How does that improve my experience using Bitcoin?
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How to interact with bitcoin node and spend from wallets without storing said wallets on the said node it self?

I am working currently on a wallet for a customer the wallet will be provided to his website users and will hole cryptocurrency once of the coins he wants supported is BTC when I researched I didn't ...
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Is `wallet.dat` the only file I need to back up? [duplicate]

Can someone verify that the only file I need to backup is the wallet.dat file? For example: let's assume that I am going to move to a new country, and I want to backup my Bitcoin data. I don't want to ...
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What stops a wallet from stealing bitcoins?

I'm not particularly knowledgeable on the topic of cryptocurrencies so it's possible that I've missed something obvious, but I still wonder what it is that stops a wallet from stealing from you. ...
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Will I save on miner and network fees for sending btc if I import my bitpay wallet to another wallet like electrum or blockchain?

I have a bitpay wallet that has received many small transactions. I want to send all of the funds to my trading platform, but the fees are too high after the first send each day which is as low as 1%. ...
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Can I Find out where I sent my bitcoin from my paxful wallet

I Sent roughly "£25 worth of bitcoin to an online dark market which I'm sure was a Uk market called ''tom and jerry' but I CAN NOT For the life of me figure out or find that website I sent my ...
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Lost wallet problem: I have a 240 byte file from a 2013 wallet. Can I access bitcoin with this?

I lost the device with my Android Bitcoin Wallet late 2013. At the time, I had stored a 'wallet backup' file. It has no extension, is 240 bytes, and begins with 'U'. With only that file, is it ...
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BIP 32 Private keys to be imported into HSM

Could someone explain to me how the import of private key in HSM works? Below is the information from the manual: Private Key Import/Export Private keys can be imported and exported with existing ...
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How to split a Bitcoin Core wallet

I have an 'omnibus' wallet.dat which holds balances for multiple parties which I would like to disentangle and split. The UTXOs are not blended, each UTXO is owned by a given party in whole and there ...
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Can I gift Bitcoin to young family?

Many years ago I looked into gifting 1BTC to each of my God sons, who had just been born. That gift would be worth a fair bit today, but I didn't do it because I couldn't figure it out. How could I do ...
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Can I “duplicate” a wallet using a backup phrase (12 words)?

My understanding is that a wallet isn't a wallet at all*, it doesn't hold my coins, but its a key store; my coins are of course "stored" as records of the events on the blockchain. Imagine I ...
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How does the security of a mobile wallet work?

Let's assume we have a non custodial hd mobile wallet. Where is the master key stored? What are the components of the telephone that allow the derivation of keys?
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Where are the exchange keys kept? [closed]

Following what happened in Kucoin, a doubt arises. Where are the exchange keys kept? Are HSMs not used for key storage?
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I Found old wallet but there is new mined transactions but unconfirmed [closed]

the wallet is old but transactions are new 2020 transactions type : mined unconfirmed
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Clarifications on hd multisig wallet

I need clarification on multisig hd wallets. Let's imagine we have a 2/3 multisig. The first key is generated by the user on a mobile wallet, the second is kept on a server while the third is off-line ...
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LND doesnt create macaroons or directories

I installed lnd and got to the point of creating a wallet with "lncli create" but I get an error "unable to read macaroon path" and gives the path of where the macaroon should be. ...
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Can I find a bitcoin wallet from an address directly from blockchain data? (not website)

For example https://www.walletexplorer.com/wallet/03457b955f9c055c/addresses shows all the addresses linked to wallet 03457b955f How do they do that? Thank you !!
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ElectrumX returning 0 balance

I have a running full bitcoin node (txindex=1). I also setup electrumx and it has fully synced with current blockchain state. Here's the log : INFO:LocalRPC:[2] RPC 127.0.0.1:44806, 0 total ...
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How to get a wallet feerate (sat/byte) of an unconfirmed transaction?

On block explorers such as blockchain.com, each unconfirmed transaction has a desired feerate set by the wallet such as 58.000 sat/B. This is not to be confused with the actual final fee calculation. ...
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Import wallet programatically

I am using the https://www.blockchain.com/ wallet API: https://github.com/blockchain/service-my-wallet-v3 I am not very deep into crypto, but is there a way to allow the user to import his existing ...
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How do I create a wallet with a 24-word phrase?

How do I create a wallet with a 24-word phrase instead of a 12-word phrase? I have used a couple software wallets such as Coinbase wallet and Exodus wallet which associate the wallet with a 12-word ...
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Howto convert mnemonic->seed->root key->derived addresses with c library (libWally)

I am trying to use the cryptowallet library LibWally to convert a 12-word mnemonic into a set of derived addresses. I believe my mistake is not with the library itself, but a process flow/algorithmic ...
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Depends: libgcc-s1 (>=3.0) but it is not installable (Bitcoind wallet dependency problem on Debian)

On Debian I successfully compiled .bitcoind without a wallet, but now I need the wallet. ./configure tells me I need Berkeley CXX headers. Searching for how to do this on Debian brings up a bunch of ...
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Help me please, restore a deleted Bitcoin Wallet

While cleaning the memory on the phone, I accidentally deleted the wallet and the backup copy of Bitcoin Wallet. I tried to re-download the wallet, restore deleted files (backup), but it was useless. ...
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Add wallet feature to bitcoind (full node) after installation with --disable-wallet

I installed bitcoind with this configuration: `./configure --without-gui --disable-wallet` However, after it finished downloading the blockchain for a week, now I realize I actually do need the ...
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How to create watch-only wallet on a server with a full node?

Given: there're online shops and a server with a full BTC node that I plan to run. I'll be using a full node to monitor incomming transcations thus receiving payments in an automatic manner. Only. ...
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How do I withdraw from an address

I made a Crypto purchase from Shapeshift yesterday, which was fulfilled by one of their partners called BANXA. I just received an email saying "Your order has been fulfilled and you will receive ...

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