Questions tagged [wallet-security]

Questions about keeping wallets and e-wallets safe.

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How to check that I control an address

I recently created a bunch of bitcoin addresses (public starting with 1, PK starting with 5) from a paper wallet, that I downloaded from their github (https://github.com/walletgeneratornet/...
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Safety differences between full wallet encryption and only encrypting the private keys?

I'm a newcomer in the Bitcoin world and I wanted to ask the following questions regarding wallet security: What are the safety differences between fully encrypting the wallet.dat file and only ...
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How to secure exchange hot wallet keys

Am currently working on an exchange, am building the hot wallet using bitcoinjs-lib. I generate my wallet pub /sec keys and addresses using this library (I don't want to use wallet.dat file). Now is ...
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Crossing borders: security scheme ideas

More and more airports force you to decrypt your data, they will also dump your stuff keeping a backup. This could happen in just about any border you try to cross. It is only safe to expect this to ...
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Generating HD wallet seed phrase

got a new hardware wallet and thinking of using my own set of bip39 words instead of wallet generated one, combined with a passphrase.
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How to store hd wallet seed in production server

I've developed a cryptocurrency payment gateway, which is a web application that generates new addresses for users, I've developed a HD wallet as a hot wallet for my application, and all addresses for ...
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Reuse air gapped Raspi used for seed generation?

Would it be wise for an air gapped RasPi used for seed generation be used again online with a new micro SD card? Am i missing anything?
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How to generate a very secure wallet with Electrum?

For a poor-mans glacier protocol, looking for: One private key – an alphanumeric string used to secure the funds The cold storage address – an alphanumeric string designating the virtual “location” of ...
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Manual work as source of entropy

Working on an opensource air-gapped crypto vault, in which I have the regular method of relying on OS to provide cryptographically secure random source and use that to generate the mnemonic phrase. ...
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BItcoinjs - safest way to manage wallet on a potentially untrusted device

As per the title, what would be the safest way to run a Bitcoin wallet on a potentially untrusted device, such as a mobile phone? The question assumes the usage of bitcoinjs-lib (which allows, among ...
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Forgot password multibit

this is two weeks I am trying to crack my MultiBit portfolio, I do not remember my password recorded in July; I have no old file save my wallet, the word must be no more than 15 characters and must ...
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Is this a good recommendation as secure way to generate paper wallet via iOS app for non-technical user?

I have suggested to a non-technical friend to use this as a way to generate a paper wallet using an iphone. I'm trying to see if there are any pitfalls. I have used the air-gapped PC method for myself ...
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"Do not buy hardware wallet from a 3rd party seller" security tip, does it apply if authorized in the official website?

"Do not buy hardware wallet from a 3rd party seller" It's a well-known security guideline for newbies. I wonder though, does it apply for 3rd party sellers that are listed on the official ...
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Which app generates stronger mnemonic seed?

Mnemonic phrase, mnemonic seed, or seed phrase are defined as a secret group of words that represent a wallet. When used in sequence they allow access to the cryptocurrencies stored within. “Mnemonic” ...
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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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Bitcoin Core Security

Is there any site or resource where I can learn how to do security transactions while trading on bitcoin testnet
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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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Starting bitcoind for the express purpose of creating a wallet?

Referencing this solution: My favorite method: grab out a old/unused pc/mac install a linux over usb (maybe Talis) (make sure your USB stick is clean!) download a recent version of bitcoin-core (...
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Import private key in HSM Luna SA

I need some clarification on how keys are imported into a HSM Luna SA. I should import BIP 32 private keys of multisign wallets. There are currently two keys: one for the user and one held by the ...
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Suggestion for Airgap Bitcoin Core - Comments?

Lesson learned the hard way: I lost a small value of bitcoins due to foolishly backing up private keys to a file which was uploaded to a cloud server. My wallet used to be bitcoin core. Right now my ...
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is there some one expert with the btc recovery tool?

trying to use btc recovery tool , installed every thing , python 2.7 and all the required pibs . followed tutorials . actually i need to find second password so am using the command i.e c:\python27\...