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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accidental withdraw

So I deposited some bitcoin into my SR account, but then like an idiot I tried to withdraw the bitcoin using the same deposit address. Technically it shouldn't have any effect since I basically ...
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How can i print out my bitcoin address that resides on my android phone?

I run a repair shop and im thinking of taking bitcoins, but I want to get the QR image of my wallet address onto my site. The wallet address is on my phone, but I'm not sure how or where I can go to ...
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How Would This Procedure Be Performed? Transfer to Offline wallet

I've read alot of questions before I posted this... What I want to do is take my wallet from blockchain.info that contains a few bitcoins, and "store" it offline, however I have some specific ...
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Moving transfer help!

I just got a bitcoin qt wallet today and I have already sent the money, it is taking to long to to though so if I dump my key and import it to an e-wallet like blockchain.info, will my coins still ...
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In Deepbit how do you get the Bitcoins transfered to your wallet?

In Deepbit I've mined a fraction of a Bitcoin. How do I get the money into my wallet? Here it says "Instant payout button is shown when your balance is at least 0.01 BTC and you received less than 3 ...
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Help me understand Instawallet better to trust it more!

I have read the FAQ. I like the idea it's only a link, I don't need it to be more complicated than necessary. For me it doesn't matter to store a generated difficult password for an account or only a ...
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Export keys from MultiBit to Android Bitcoin Wallet?

Is there a way to export a wallet from MultiBit to the Android Bitcoin Wallet?
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Are there advantages to having more than one private key per wallet?

Suppose I was to design a bitcoin client that supports the ability to have multiple wallets (i.e. multiple users). Is it safe to assume that each wallet is identified by one private key? Is there a ...
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How do I move wallet.dat file to a different location? [duplicate]

I want to move (not backup, move) the file to a different location. That way bitcoin wallet software open that file up.
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How do I get my funds from bitstamp into my wallet?

Hi I am using multibit as my bitcoin wallet. I will be using money gram to put money into my account. I dont know how to buy bitcoins for myself. On multibit it says you can send coins to someone ...
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What is the wallet in MultiBit?

What is the actual wallet? The slight confusion comes from the install note - "Backup all your wallets. You can do this by exporting your private keys using 'Tools | Export Private Keys'." If a new ...
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Do i delete the Bitcoin folder & data directory in Appdata after i copy it on an encrypted drive?

I am trying to complete the instructions described here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet#Windows . I have already done the Truecrypt part and installed the Bitcoin client. But i have ...
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What is the minimum infrastructure necessary for Bitcoin to work? [duplicate]

Let's say there's some sort of end of the world situation. Everyone's computers still work, but the Internet does not. Would Bitcoin still "work"? Could two people transfer Bitcoins to each other ...
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Send coins from another adress

Newbie here! I need to confirm something: I have bought bitcoins and I already see them in the QT client I am using. I now want to send the bitcoins using a different address than the one I use to ...
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How to use command line flags in Linux?

I'm using bitcoin-qt(0.8.0) on ubuntu studio (12.04.2), and suffered a power failure while loading. Now I receive the "failed to load block" error message. This happened to someone else, and the ...
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Bitcoin Wallet is downloaded I think. What next?

Please excuse me if I use the wrong vocab - as I am unfamiliar with this and so will probably explain myself like a foot. Here goes. I am on a Mac and I think I have downloaded the block chain and I ...
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Would this wallet backup system work?

I was thinking about a possibility to overcome the 'only stored on one PC' wallet problem! I erase or lose my PC, then I lose all my bitcoins. Suppose that the wallet, associated with an account ...
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Account Balance and Bitcoin-QT

I'm attempting to clarify a few things in my mind. The wallet.dat file contains (amongst other things) my transaction history alongside the private keys associated with each address in use in the ...
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What does this indicator mean in the right bottom cornor of the official Bitcoin wallet?

Circled in red: When I hover over it I get the message "8 active connections to the Bitcoin network". Should Is this number too low and how do I change it?
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System error Database 1/0 error

I just updated my btc wallet to 0.8.1, I think, to a macbook. Now I can't open it, I keep getting an error message that says "System error Database 1/0 error"? I'm fairly technically illiterate so any ...
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Can I use the official wallet to recover bitcoins sent to an alternative wallet?

I like alternative wallets like Armory and Electrum because they offer more features, some of which are fundamental for security and convenience. But I'm a bit worried about them not being "compatible"...
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How are parts of Bitcoins traded? [duplicate]

I understand how whole Bitcoins are traded (each coin has its own identifier, this identifier is associated with a wallet), though I do not understand how it is possible to trade parts of a Bitcoin (e....
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How do I unlock, decrypt, Bitcoin wallet?

I'm new to Bitcoins and I downloaded the new beta version with the encrypted wallet. I encrypted my wallet but I have no idea on how to decrypt it. It is locked. How can I unlock/decrypt my wallet? ...
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Setting up: sending and email

I've been using Bitcoin Wallet on windows 7 to receive payments successfully but after making my 1st BTC payment the transaction doesn't appear to be clearing (957 confirmations and counting). The ...
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Upcoming Fork - Wallet Safety [duplicate]

In downloading the newer client, do I need to worry about my addresses and hence bitcoins disappearing, or will everything in the old wallet transfer nicely into the new?
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Wallet not updating with received bitcoin [duplicate]

I should have received an amount of bitcoins but my wallet balance in the client is still showing $0. The transfer occurred yesterday, while the client was not running. I confirmed the whole ...
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What happens when I buy BTC with XRP from the Ripple client?

I don't see anywhere in the ripple client that shows my bitcoin address, and I can't recall if I entered it. When I make an offer to buy X BTC for Y XRP, where does the BTC go when accepted?
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Separate wallets sharing the same blockchain?

Since the blockchain is such a large file, I'd like to have more than 1 account on the same computer share it. Is that possible?
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Is the synchronization process supposed to be downloading at less than 5kB/s?

I've been running the bitcoin-qt client for over a week now trying to catch up with the block chain (closer to three weeks if I count the first time I had to synchronize everything). Looking at my ...
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How do I move money from one address to another on the same wallet? [duplicate]

My wallet have 3 addresses. I want to consolidate payment into one. What should I do in bitcoin-qt. Notice on the SAME wallet. I know how to do this if the addresses are on different wallet. I just ...
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How do I consolidate all my BTC into a single address?

I'd like to archive all my coins in a single address (specifically the address for a "brain wallet"). What is the most effective way to combine all the outstanding balances into a given address?
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What are good ways to storing backup of an encrypted wallet?

What are good ways and places for storing backup of an encrypted wallet? When somebody open encrypted wallet what all can he do when he does not have a key? asuming that the key to the wallet is e.g. ...
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Do I need to backup a wallet every time I generate a new address?

This question concerns the Armory client. Since Armory has deterministic wallets, do I only need to back up a wallet one time (after creation), or do I need to back it up each time I create a new ...
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How to use Bitcoin Wallet with MtGox?

I downloaded the Bitcoin Wallet from bitcoin.org; it's on my PC with a $0 balance. I want to purchase some bitcoins with dollars on MtGox, but how do I make it such that my purchase shows up in my ...
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Can a wallet allow you to receive Bitcoins from the same wallet you send them from?

Can a wallet allow you to receive Bitcoins from the same wallet you send them from, and if so, why would there be some reason why this shouldn't be done.
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Is a private key used up when part of the bitcoins it controls are sent?

Here is my current understanding of Bitcoin: I have 10 bitcoins in my wallet. If I send 5 bitcoins to someone else, I am sending the private key from my wallet to somebody's public key address. ...
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blockchain.info open “aes.json” with partial password

I just changed my Identifier and password; I guess I didn't type in my password the way I remember it, because it is not letting me in. I don't know how to open this dang "aes.json" backup file they ...
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wallet.dat backup and 100 pregenerated keys [duplicate]

Reading about the "change" addresses and doing "wallet.dat" backups, I keep reading that -by default- bitcoin-qt generates 100 keys and use them when you need a new address. My question is this: what ...
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Can wallets be shared by different machines?

I have a bitcoin client installed on machine one. Let's say it has 5 coins in there. I then have another machine, with another client on it. Can both machines see the same wallet? Do I have to have a ...
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When do I have to backup wallet.dat?

Is it obligatory to backup wallet.dat after each outgoing transfer? I understand it is, but not after each incoming transfer.
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How to clear invalid transactions from one's wallet?

I've recently been testing double-spend attacks against myself using a couple wallets, and the standard client does not appear to clear conflicting transactions from its transaction list, even if the ...
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Storing my bitcoins on an offline computer

I have a mac that I never use, would storing my bitcoins on a wallet on that laptop and then only connecting it to the internet when I am ready to transfer money be safe? Is there any reason not to do ...
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Keeping a portable long-term offline wallet

I'd like to keep some bitcoins as a long-term investment - store them to a pen drive which I stash in some safe place, or otherwise backup it securely, then remove all traces from my online computer ...
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Restricting a wallet to a specific destination address

I have an idea for a tool I'd like to build, but first I need to understand the Bitcoin protocol a little better. Is there any way, hypothetically, to ensure that a given wallet or address can only ...
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How to export an encrypted non-seedless electrum wallet into bitcoin-qt?

How to export an encrypted non-seedless electrum wallet into bitcoin-qt? Is it even possible? Cheers
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Why does electrum need connection to server when recovering a wallet from a seed?

Why does electrum client need connection to server when recovering a wallet from a seed? Isn't the generation of private keys done locally?
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Will a paper wallet ever have format issues?

I found a paper wallet in my drawer, created in 2011 and with quite a lot of money on it. The private key says 'wallet import format'. I'm pretty confident that I will have no problem with importing ...
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Forgot wallet encryption password, are any brute force tools available? [duplicate]

I have an idea of what my password should be, but am missing something. Are there any tools or bash scripts to brute force my wallet passwords? If a dictionary is required, I can pre seed it as ...
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How do I transfer my wallet to a new one?

wallet, g Bitcoin Wallet (official) for Android and I want to transfer my wallet from there, to Electrum on my desktop. How do I do that?
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Blockchain.info unconfirmed transaction [duplicate]

I'm a newbie and was wondering what to do when there is an unconfirmed transaction on Blockchain.info. Can I reverse the transaction? Will my BTC reach the other side? Or are they lost?