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The process of recovering lost bitcoins or private keys from a wallet/backup

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Does a Bitcoin Core wallet backup cover receiving addresses?

I have a Bitcoin Core wallet installed on my computer (from https://bitcoin.org/en/download). When I create a backup, will it also back up my receiving addresses? For example, I have give my address ...
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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 it's a key store; my coins are of course "stored" as records of the events on the blockchain. Imagine ...
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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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Restoring private key from old bitcoin wallet

I have old bitcoin wallet with some (not very huge) amount (last transaction was on 2014). It was created in Multibit (Classic, I guess, then I had old computer with old OS). Now I have new device, ...
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If I only know my private key, can I still login to my wallet, even if this requires some calculations?

I keep my 12 word mnemonics carefully off line. But suppose I just had my private key left after some disaster or other could I then, after some procedures, log in to my wallet ? I can see that I can ...
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Restoring old wallet

I am trying to restore an old bitcoin backup i found in my google drive. The original backup date is 2013, and i am quite interested to see if there is any money on it :) I tried to follow this https:/...
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How can I recover the missing end of my private key?

I found this paper among my old stuff. What can you do with it? Is there any way to fill in the missing part?
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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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Wallet download issues, cannot restore backup

greetings everybody ..... I hope everybody is safe. I have a problem recovering my wallet, earlier this year there was a link on the website that make me able to access my wallet and recover the ...
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Can I recover btc sent to an incorrect address? (electrum)

So I have an electrum wallet and I sent about $150 in btc to it. That all worked but when I tried to send it to another address, it didn't go through. Looking at the transaction, the btc went to an ...
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If hardware wallet provider disappears, can I still manage my coins?

I don't fully understand how hardware wallets work, there are two major brands, I will not name them. I see they give you a seed and you can restore from that seed, but... I understand these wallets ...
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Wallet Recovery Help

I’m seeking help from the Bitcoin community to recover lost funds from a wallet.dat file. Someone I know asked me to help recover their lost funds - but I’m stumped and now seeking help from the ...
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HELP ME WITH BITCOIN TIME STAMPS

OK, so I had several backed up .dat files on google which I put in opentimestamps I could see that these files had time stamp data... so I uploaded and *****below is what the results were. What does ...
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so how many possibilties for 3 random missing words?

I have a combination of 24 words made from 2048 words. I have 21 of these words known and in order. I am missing 3 words that can be placed in any slot from the 24. How can I work out the number of ...
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When importing a wallet from private key or seed phrase, how do you guess the correct address format?

I am building a bitcoin wallet. I can derive addresses using the derivation paths. How do I determine the derivation path for the seed when importing it?
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Retrieving bitcoin from old seed [closed]

In January 2016 I bought a bitcoin but I don't remember what program I used. I used the seed code and now I entered a wallet. However, it is empty. And it also says there haven't been any transactions ...
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How to recover bitcoin wallet from messed up seeds [duplicate]

I have a ledger nano s wallet that is broken , when i tried to recover wallet from 24 recovery word i got error that says the recovery phrase is incorrect, i think the place of some words is incorrect ...
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Is a 'seed phrase' independent of the type of wallet?

I have had a few things happen on my PC and for the moment can't directly call up my bitcoin in its old wallet. There are files from various wallets sitting in my home directory but before I try to ...
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How does the 12 keyword back phrase works and how does it allow the creation of infinite number wallet address across multiple cryptocoins?

I wonder how crypto wallet like BitPay works? They claim to be an offline wallet that you can back up with simply a 12 words phrase. Yet, they allow you to create an infinite number of wallets across ...
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How to best practice restoring a wallet in bitcoin core

I have a test wallet in bitcoin core that I want to play around with and get comfortable with before I move my btc from blockstream green wallet. I primarily use that wallet because so far it has been ...
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Recover the bitcoin using my bank account transaction details

I lost my wallet and i purchased using my internet banking and Is there possible way to recover my bitcoin using my bank account transaction.
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HD wallet lost my private keys?

I just had a computer crash, and when I restored the computer I upgraded from I think Bitcoin 0.17 to Bitcoin 0.19.1. The wallet was gone, so I restored an old copy of the wallet. It's an HD wallet. ...
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Saved bitcoin dat file, unfortunately converted to Adobe

Is there a way to convert back or what do I do? I would have thought that the old dat files would still be somewhere on my PC. I never put them in a wallet ( .1 BC) so it was just a bunch of files. ...
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Offline Bitcoin Wallet [closed]

I would like to have bitcoin and store them as safely as possible. I want bitcoin data to be stored on my disk -- I don't want to some online service to manage my wallet. I also would like to have ...
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Have 10 of 12 of my mnemonic along with the BTC address, how can i automate recovery?

So I wrote down my mnemonic on a piece of paper and somehow the last 2 words got ripped off and I cannot find where it went. I do have 10 out of the 12 word phrase still (along with the order, they ...
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Does restoring wallet.dat require the same paths and configs in servers?

I have a Bitcoin core server (Server 1) which is working well. Now I am testing backing up and restoring its wallet on a new server (Server 2). Imagine that the server 1 has these configs: ...
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Cryptocurrency wallet passphrase 10 word?

I have a pass phrase with 10 words but can't remember what wallet I used, an every one I have tried is 12. Does anyone know ?
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For over 4 hours it says payment has not been transmitted yet

Been getting message for over 4 hours that says "This payment has not been transmitted yet. Wallet version 7.47. What do I do?
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how to move my Bitcoin core wallet to electrum while syncing

How do I move my btc qt wallet to electrum while syncing? Not address by address. Removed some addresses already but I'm still missing some coins. Don't understand the discrepancy. Any help would ...
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Question about running full node electrum wallet

can you please help: 1) How can you run a full node wallet with electrum? what do you need? Or please link me to an understandable guide for that 2) Do you have to be online always or can you set ...
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How to transfer from unsync'd Bitcoin core wallet to Electrum?

I would like to transfer my btc wallet to an electrum wallet. Syncing is taking to long.
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Security trade-offs between centralized wallet system and a SPV wallet?

there are many wallets on the market. And I would appreciate if someone can clarify the key technical security advantages or disadvantages when using a SPV wallet vs a centralized wallet. I am ...
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How to get the private keys out of old wallet.dat without syncing blockchain

I have old wallet.dat files of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Omnicore. My Bitcoin Cash wallet.dat has unbroadcasted transactions inside, so I am afraid that others might also have unbroadcasted ...
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find bip32 seed from transaction

Based on my bip32 word list, I have a list of about 100k seed phrases that pass checksum and am trying to figure out my actual seed. Earlier, I was derivign the xpub key and searching the blockchain ...
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When will I receive bitcoins

Today I sent bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I used an address under recieve bitcoins. The transaction has been cleared on the blockchain for several hours but is not showing up in my wallet. ...
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Wallet Recovery with Bip39 Seed

From having a list of bip39 seeds, is there any way of recovering a wallet? In particular, I have a list of ~100 seeds--one of which is mine--and need an automate way of figuring out which is valid ...
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bip39 checksum python

Is there any Python package which will allow me to verify if the checksum of a bip39 mnemonic is valid? For instance, I have a 24-word bip39 mnemonic, and I might have made a mistake for one of the ...
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Needing to recover husband's bitcoin account

My husband passed away a few weeks ago and he had a bitcoin account. Is there any way that I can recover that and transfer it?
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If a user recovered data directory of LN node software with an old backup, what would happen? Would cooperative channel closing be possible?

As far as I know, the "Data Loss Protection" feature would just request the counterparty to unilaterally close the channel. I wonder if mutual closing is still possible, with old channel states? By ...
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Backup of a bitcoind wallet using the extended private masterkey only

If I understand correctly, bitcoind makes use of a extended private masterkey in order to deterministically generate private/public keys for a wallet. Using the dumpwallet command, I'm able to get ...
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Help recovering BitPay wallet Reward!

I had money sent to my wallet and couldn’t remember my encrypt password. I had my 12 word recovery phrase written down but it’s abbreviated. I deleted my wallet which I shouldn’t have done because I’...
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Automate Bip39 seed recovery

I recently was locked out of my Ledger NanoS when I forgot the pin code. Upon trying to reset from my recovery phrase I realized that I only have 23 of the 24 required words (not sure how it happened ...
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Restoring a Bitcoin Core wallet [duplicate]

I have a wallet.dat file from an old computer which was last accessed around February 23, 2012 which I need to restore into a newly installed Bitcoin Core program on a new computer. Can I just ...
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How to recover funds from a force-closed Lnd lightning channel?

I lost my Lnd channel backup in a boating accident, but I still have the mnemonic. I had one freshly opened channel to my own c-lightning node which has never been used. I force closed the channel ...
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Can I recover my money in a Coinbase Wallet?

I just want to ask if there is possibility to recover my money in a Coinbase wallet. I forgot my recovery phrase but I remember my wallet address and TXID.
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Wallet recovery history

My Blockchain Wallet Has Been Hacked By Recovery Words.and my wallet id changed How Can I Get Access To My Wallet Recovery History?
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My husband died, I have lots of codes and words... help [duplicate]

I will not post any of the codes here so please don't ask. So, my husband has a number of apps in a folder - Tronwallet Telegram Guildchat Coinbase Biance Google authenticator He kept going on ...
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Is the "recovery phrase" generated by a wallet app platform independent?

I recently started a wallet with Coinbase Wallet, and I was asked to backup a 12 word "recovery phrase" that is supposed to be able to recover my wallet in the event that I delete the app from my ...
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Can't decrypt bitcoin core wallet, did I made a backup at the wrong time?

I am confused on why my bitcoin core wallet password would not work. I am 90% sure I tried the right password(s). wallet has many receiving addresses (10 000), I generated them with Linux from ...
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Help get specific address private key

I want to know if someone can help me with this situation: Two years ago I changed the password of my Bitcoin-Core wallet and forgot it. I sent my wallet.dat to some person, who claimed that will ...
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