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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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What is the chance to recover an 8 character wallet password?

I found an old BTC wallet. The password should have about 8 characters but forgot it unfortunately. Is there a realistic chance to recover it or is this hopeless?
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Creating multiple bitcoin receipt wallet

Suppose I want to send 10 000 sats to 10 different "receipt" address so that I own the 10 private keys associated with these addresses and can distribute them, the fact that the receiver ...
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What wallet support for Taproot will be included in Bitcoin Core v22.0?

What wallet support for Taproot will be included in Bitcoin Core v22.0? What will I be able to do and what won't I be able to do using the Core wallet?
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Process to get started with bitcoin for beginners [duplicate]

I'm new to all the crypto stuff, and I spent some time reading about it to get familiar with it, and now I'd like to start the experience, though I'd first like to have some feedback about whether I ...
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Is Bitcoin a scam or safe to invest in [duplicate]

Is bitcoin a fraud/scam? If not, why are there people constantly calling it a Ponzi scheme, a pyramid scheme or other things similar? Does this indicate that these things have something in common in ...
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How do I find out where my bitcoins got sent to?

I withdrew bitcoin from my account in Binance in 2018 and still have the email they sent with address it said it sent to,18bVuA2FxDdz5gE4qf9MgbsNxp2F46PaLD The time and amount looked correct. Now I ...
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Old wallet problem

Hello bitcoin comunity in need help with an old wallet on a Toshiba tablet. Stuck at synchronisation ... I have some btc in it but i have this problem. The tablet runs Bitcoin core v0.8.7.4-unk-beta ...
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Does Electrum receive BTC as well as mBTC? Or are they the same thing? [duplicate]

I notice that electrum works with mBTC, but I wanted to set up a BTC wallet. Are they the same thing, or interchangeable? I'm fairly new to wallets, so I apologize if this is a very easy or stupid ...
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Bitcoin in wallet transactions but not on the blockchain (old wallet)

I've been checking old wallets and found an unconfirmed transaction that's on the wallet but not on the blockchain transaction id (missing from blockchain) ...
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I was given a bit coin when they first came out is there any chance of retrieval [duplicate]

I was given Free bit coins when they were first on the scene what happened to them
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I have 12 phrase recovery code for bitcoin wallet [closed]

I have 12 phrase recovery code for bitcoin wallet and I use it for purchased shop and for every deposit generate a new wallet now I restore my 12 word to blockchain and electrum and exodus and … but ...
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What does bitcoin do that prevents someone from using your coins by just generating a key pair and saying “you” sent those coins?

I think I'm missing and understanding about the current process of how your wallet works and how the transactions are signed. For example, if I'm user "A" and there exists a transaction from ...
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Recovering from an old Wallet [duplicate]

I have recovered my wallet from an old data file using Bitcoin Core. The wallet has synchronized without issues. I have tried to send BTC to at least two exchanges and neither transaction has ...
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Is it ok to use dices to generate seed for trezor on coldcard?

Coldcard's derive entropy function doe snot have dice method. The only way to generate a seed using dices on coldcard is on "import seed". Is it ok if I use this feature and generate a new ...
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What is extended master key fingerprint on coldcard?

On coldcard on Advanced -> View Identity, there's extended master key fingerprint I though this was the xpub from my seed, but even after I changed seeds, it remained the same. What is it?
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How do I backup wallet for first time

I tried to send Crypto to my brand new digital wallet. I was informed I must backup wallet first. How do I back up my digital wallet for first use?
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What can I do if someone obtained control of my blockchain wallet?

I fell for a bitcoin scam and I would like to undestand what are the risk associated to it. i established contact with scammer on instgram he convinced me to join the mining pool i had to create a new ...
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Is it secure to generate a new address using SBC such as raspberry pi? any problem with TRNG?

I am trying to create a cold wallet using SBC such as raspberry pi (not raspberry pi). I wonder if the random generator is secure enough to generate random wallet address, for both BTC and ETH. I ...
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How does Bitcoin verify that a user owns the bitcoins he/she spent?

I'm making my own blockchain based currency for a school project and kind of hit a roadblock. I have a wallet class which initializes with zero coins. What prevents the user from just sending a ...
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BTC transaction taking nearly 12 hours to process — recommended fee selected. Community: please help! [duplicate]

https://blockstream.info/tx/d6763f114b0303fe88e2ff58c2bc6b48c23526471aad9384e046878639a05c25 see the above link in the block explorer. Please advise on why this may be the case and what/if there's ...
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Moved Bitcoin Core wallet.dat to a new PC and after the block chain was updated it's shown as almost empty

I moved Bitcoin Core wallet.dat to a new PC and after the block chain was updated it's shown as almost empty. On the old PC that is also synced it shows what I think it the correct amount. The wallet ...
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I have the phrase words but I donot know which words shall i insert to get my wallet back , what shall I do?

Trust wallet I have my 12 phrase but I am not able to get my trust wallet back
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Different address prefixes for different address types / network combinations

I'm working on a bitcoin project, and understand the differences between the wallet address which start with 1, 3, or bc1. I am looking to generate a wallet address that starts with 1. I have seen the ...
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Adding wallet descriptor in Electrum

Is it possible to add a wallet descriptor in Electrum? I'm trying to make a watch only wallet that can sign transactions from a hardware device. Thanks.
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How can I recover my BCH wallet using my recovery phrase in another wallet? [closed]

Its important that the wallet supports 12 word phrase, BIP32, BIP32 Derivation Path of m/0'/0. The BCH is currently in my BRD wallet, but I want acces to my BITCOINSV. Thanks a lot.
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Create a watch only wallet descriptor with bitcoin core

Trying to create a watch only wallet descriptor in bitcoin core client. bitcoin-cli -named createwallet wallet_name=mywallet descriptors=true This just returns an error: method not found. Furthermore ...
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Recover BTC from seed

I wonder if you can help me. I have my 17 word seed (yes 17 words) and my wallet crypto address and I can see my crypto on the blockchain under that address. How do I restore my wallet with the above ...
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wallet.dat corrupt. Try using the wallet tool bitcoin-wallet to salvage or restoring a backup

I'm trying to restore an old wallet, using bitcoin-qt 0.21 but I'm getting the following error on startup: wallet.dat corrupt. Try using the wallet tool bitcoin-wallet to salvage or restoring a backup ...
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How to share your wallet key/seed in case you are hit by a bus

This very useful answer says: Share overlapping parts of your private-key or seed phrase with several family members with instructions on what to do if you are hit by a bus this afternoon. This ...
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Transferring bitcoin from old bitcoin core wallet to electrum

I have a 7 year old wallet.dat file that was created by the bitcoin-qt program (https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/). Downloading the blockchain takes too long and I experienced that the downloaded ...
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What a completely-decentralized cryptocurrency might look like

It occurred to me that a more useful cryptocurrency would be one which didn't require a network to validate transactions. It would consist of some kind of (self-mined?) token that can be proven to be ...
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Multisig Setup - Pruned Bitcoin Core on Computer vs. Dedicated Hardware

Are there security implications of running a pruned Bitcoin Core node on a personal computer vs. a full Bitcoin Core node on a dedicated hardware device (i.e. Raspberry Pie with Umbrel, myNode, nodl, ...
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Can someone recognize any two addresses (generated by hardware wallet) come from the same hardware wallet/mnemonic seed?

Can someone recognize any two addresses (generated by hardware wallet) come from the same hardware wallet/mnemonic seed?If I generate multiple cryptocurrency accounts/addresses in ledger live,is it ...
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Multisig Wallet Setup - Security Tradeoffs With Pruned Bitcoin Core Node?

What are the security tradeoffs of running a pruned Bitcoin Core node for a multisig wallet, such as Specter? It seems that using a multisig wallet with a pruned Bitcoin Core node could be a good ...
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Help about BitlyCore

Please I need help. I want to know if anyone knows about BitlyCore.com I have been running the full block for days now and it's just stuck at 87% please I need help.
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I bought bitcoin years ago and now the website that I bought from is unavailable!

I bought bitcoin years ago and now the website that I bought from is unavailable! I only have a key that I don't even know whether it's a public key or a private key or some useless key generated by ...
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Address that can pay “commission”?

There is a use case where person A needs to send person B, .9 BTC. Person C, who set up the transaction, should get .1 BTC as commission. I know this is possible to do with a traditional "...
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c++ code how to restore wallet keys from mnemonic seed phrase

so iam trying to code some wallet functions in c++ i need to do the following. starting with a seed phrase restore the private keys and bitcoin addresses (all addresses generated from the seed phrase)...
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Secure Bitcoin Core [duplicate]

For example, take two PC (online, offline) with the last Bitcoin Core. Online PC has only public keys and the updated blockchain. It will use to watching for balance and create and send transactions. ...
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How to transfer BTC from desktop wallet to mobile wallet (without fees), say using Electrum or Bitcoin Core

I have both Bitcoin Core & Electrum wallets installed on both my desktop & mobile. How do I transfer BTCs from respective desktop to mobile wallets (& vice-versa) directly (i.e., not thru ...
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Shared crypto hardware wallet

We were all newbs at the beginning, and did things the wrong way. My partner and I bought crypto separately with our own exchange accounts, but transferred our hodl coins to a single shared hardward ...
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Monarch wallet won’t release Bitcoin to Coinbase. No longer supports Bip84 addresses

Monarch wallet won’t release Bitcoin to Coinbase. It says that Monarch no longer supports Bip84 addresses. Please use a legacy or segwit address to continue. How can I move BTC out of this wallet? I ...
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Private key of 44 chars? (old Blockchain.info wallet)

I'm trying to sweep some coins from an old (blockchain.info) wallet. I decoded the wallet I have and it gave a private key as a 44 char alphanumeric string starting with 9. This doesn't seem to be a ...
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Bitcoin Core Wallet - Invalid Transaction

A few months ago I tried to transfer my bitcoin but the transaction fee was too low which resulted in an Invalid Transaction. After eading about similar problems in this forum it is clear to me that ...
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Unuseful backup

I know wallet.dat needs to do back up every time after I am going a transaction, 'because the backup will become unuseful. After what else cases do I need to do backup again? What cases do my last ...
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If I buy crypto on a third party site, such as Coinbase or any other sites, how do I safely transfer my wallet into an external 'cold wallet'?

By cold wallet, I mean any type of encrypted USB etc. If this isn't possible how would I buy crypto and then be able to store it on a USB in the first place? This may be a stupid question but I'm kind ...
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Signing transactions can not find private key

Please I need help. I have made an transaction online using bitcoin, but the order cancelled and now my bitcoins are stuck. I've been using coinb.in the first time a while ago and was able to do it ...
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What do the options in Bitcoin Core's wallet creation mean?

I'm a newbie and today I have wanted to create a new wallet and I have confused when Bitcoin Core (v. 0.21) has asked me for additional information. It asks me: Encrypt wallet - Encrypt wallet by a ...
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I created a wallet with bitcoin core in an offline way without download 350 GB of info, is there any risk for mentioned wallet?

I created a wallet with bitcoin core (form this link https://bitcoin.org/en/download) in an offline way without download 350 GB of info of bitcoin core (I just download and install bitcoin core ...
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Recovering Dogecoin and Bitcoin wallets [duplicate]

Back in 2014 I purchased a million Dogecoin and half a Bitcoin. Long story short I dropped my MacBook Pro causing damage to the hard drive. Stupidly I hadn’t backed up the wallets and even more ...

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