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How to keep 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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Receiving funds in multisig - is it enough to confirm the receive address on every signing device?

If I confirm the receive address displayed in my software wallet matches on EVERY signing device in my multisig setup, can I be confident that any funds sent to that address belong to an address I ...
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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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Securing Digital Heritage

I would like to bequeath my digital assets in a secure way. I am the sole custodian of my bitcoins. I would like to release or pass custody conditionally, like upon death. This has to happen in a ...
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Is there a way to make a provably non-fake HW wallet?

With the current hardware wallets, there is AFAIK no way for a customer to verify if the HW wallet indeed generates secure, private addresses. All checks actually just use various methods to verify ...
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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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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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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 it safe to share half of the private key in WIF format?

Assuming I would generate my keys on https://www.bitaddress.org. Is it safe to share the following four pieces of data? One half of the private key. The public key. An SHA512 hash of the private key. ...
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The practical security implications of an exposed 24 word seed phrase with "blanks"

I want (a substantial amount of) the strength in numbers of a self-custody 24 word Bitcoin wallet, but I don't want to memorise all 24 words; laziness prevails. My idea: create a note (probably ...
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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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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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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\...
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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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