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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Watch Only Wallets

I don't understand the point of a Watch Only Wallet. I've seen posts that state these wallets don’t contain any private keys, which means they can’t be used to spend coins they receive. In which case ...
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What is the private key format?

I wasn't aware of a private key format, however numerous stackoverflow posts hint towards a formatting of some kind Format of private key Which private key format is this? What encoding or format ...
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BIP 38 Implementions for Altcoins?

Trying to identify implementations for creating BIP 38 encrypted private keys for alternative coins to spark collaborative open source discussions to standardize BIP 38 to support altcoins. Please ...
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Multibit HD wallet - cannot open or restore, I have password and secret words

I can't open either of my 2 Multibit HD wallets. It says "Password did not unlock the wallet" on both. I have tried restoring from all the possible backups, my passwords are correct and my secret ...
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Found my old wallet, is it empty?

So I found my old wallet from 2011, I was able to pull my address and my PrivateKey using pywallet. I downloaded Bitcoin-QT, copied the old wallet over and reran with -scan. Since it was a new ...
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How to get the derived public key from xpub?

Here I'd like to generate the other address use xpub. Is there any library (python) could help to derive the new address from extended key? such as: gen_new_pub(xpub, new_path) to get the derived ...
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wallet software that doesn't require downloading the entire blockchain

I find 99.999% of the blockchain irrelevant and a wasteful use of storage space in my personal computers. I just need it to sync my wallets. on OSX what are bitcoin softwares that do not require ...
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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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Balance zero after recovering wallet from seed-phrase

I recently got help my some experts on how i can recover my wallet using my private key, so i went ahead and downloaded brd wallet and block chain, then proceeded to recover wallet in the first and ...
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Verifying a legitimate version of bitaddress.org on Windows

How can I make sure I am accessing (online) or have downloaded (as an HTML file or from GitHub) a legitimate, trustworthy version of bitaddress.org? In other words, how can I make sure no hacker has ...
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Is it possible to have multiple wallets which send money and/or multiple wallets which receive money in a SINGLE transaction?

Or every transaction consists of only one sending wallet and one receiving wallet.
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I forgot which software I created my wallet with. How can I recover from a 12 word seed phrase?

I purchased bitcoin through a bitcoin ATM, and I opened a new wallet on the spot. On getting home my phone was mysteriously wiped, how can I find the wallet I created? I happened to write down the ...
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Private key to WIF compressed: which one is correct?

This is how we can find the WIF from a private key: private_key = '000102030405060708090a0b0c0d0e0f101112131415161718191a1b1c1d1e1f' decoded_private_key = bitcoin.decode_privkey(private_key, 'hex') ...
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If I backup my wallet.dat once, am I forever safe?

I have a dogecoin (though should be similar to bitcoin/altcoins) wallet and I encrypted and backed up my wallet.dat file to a few different places (different cloud providers). Now, assuming I never ...
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Mining and Bitcoin Wallet [closed]

I have been mining for over 24 hours @ 97.3 Mhash/s. Shouldn't I have at least obtained .01 bitcoin by now? How do I verify the mining that I am doing is transferring into my Wallet?
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Is there a Wiki comparing different wallets?

I am new here so please go easy on me if my question is not written to your standards. If you ask me to make changes, I will make them so that my question is more suitable for this SE. If you look ...
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My multibit wallet (Ver. 0.5.15) shows nothing after being sent part of a coin?

I've reset the blockchain about 5 times over a week and still nothing I upgraded multibit wallet to version 0.5.15 and still nothing. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!!! :-)
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Delete bitcoin address using Pywallet

sorry for the stupid question but I can not understand that I have missed. I'm trying to use the wallet for removing unused addresses. I get a message has been deleted successfully, but the client I ...
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How do cryptocurrency exchanges handle users' accounts?

I recently became aware of the fact that exchanges have trading engines that execute all trades within the exchange itself, and not on the blockchains. That is to say, if User A sells to User B, there ...
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how do i programmatically find out whether this phone has a wallet with at least a certain arbitrary amount of bitcoin in it?

the use case is: i have a bitcoin-aware app A, which would then like to trigger a bitcoin payment request to be executed by an on-phone bitcoin wallet via the BIB20/bitcoin: URL mechanism. Rather ...
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Current simple ways to participate with a Lightning Node?

Lightning is kicking it!! I just read this article about worldwide nodes distribution https://cryptonomist.ch/en/2019/03/02/top-10-countries-bitcoin-nodes/ So, my questions are basically: 1)) what ...
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Do all UTXO get moved to the newest change address?

There is one thing I do not understand about unspent outputs and change addresses. For example, let's say a person has 5BTC in a wallet, and they have 2 unspent outputs of 3BTC and 2BTC. They one ...
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How do I test my wallet backup?

I follow the instructions for wallet backup and save them digitally. What's a convenient way to occasionally test my wallet backup. I want to make sure that I'm not doing something stupid & my ...
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Can't find Multibit wallet file after closing wallet

I closed a wallet in the 0.5.x version of Multibit for Mac. Now I can't seem to open it. When I use Open Wallet in File the file name comes up, as does my home library, but I can't figure out where ...
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Bitcoin public keys from uncompressed to compressed version with code sample

Hi there I was looking for some code sample on compressing a bitcoin public keys from the curve secp256k1. Just for me to get a good grasp, I have seen code going from compressed to uncompressed, I'd ...
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What is the role of bitcoin wallets?

I'm trying to get involved in bitcoins, but first it seems I need further clarification on the concepts involved in bitcoins. First let me clarify what I know (at least what I believe to be correct): ...
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What is saved in wallet.dat exactly? [duplicate]

As I know, wallet.dat saves all related data for a bitcoin wallet. However, I don't understand what precisely is saved in the wallet.dat. I think it must contain several private keys. Does it also ...
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i lost access to my bitcoin [closed]

I did not have any idea about bitcoin but I wanted to get in, I met this guy who knew about it on facebook asked him if he could help. he sent me the link on blockchain to signup showed me how to buy ...
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What is the advantage of HD Wallets?

I have read man resources and questions about HD Wallets. As pointed out in this question on SO, it won't be possible to send funds of a derived child address using the master private key. In my ...
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Create a multi user web wallet using bitcoind RPC call

I just a beginner in bitcoin technology.I planning to create a multi user bitcoin web wallet using a VPS full node setup(Not use minig). I read the RPC documentation and found something for archiving ...
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Private key security level

Any of a kind Bitcoin wallet need to share private key on the internet-connected machine. Bitcoin client has no responsibility for to keep private key secure. If your's machine connected to the ...
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blockchain account has watch onl on i

blockchain have been zero help. I need to know how I can get a private key to release my funds I transferred funds from the exchange blockchain lost it. I had to find it myself I transferred it to ...
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Is it possible to get already-sent bitcoins from a corrupted wallet?

I bought some bitcoins on LocalBitcoins then downloaded Bitcoin-qt then instantly sent it to my wallet and now the wallet is corrupted... Is there a way to get them back?
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Get Master Private Key from BIP39 Seed

I have BIP39 Seed: 5b56c417303faa3fcba7e57400e120a0ca83ec5a4fc9ffba757fbe63fbd77a89a1a3be4c67196f57c39a88b76373733891bfaba16ed27a813ceed498804c0570 I want to get Master private Key Then I Have to ...
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how to run multiple bitcoind node on one server?

I have created one full node bitcoind on my VPS, that one is serving application A. Now I want to create application B that has another node but on same VPS. is that possible to install multiple ...
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How to move bitcoins to own wallet from other wallet

I am new to bitcoin community and I have a website where I want to collect payments through bitcoin or altcoins. For now I want to know that can I shift my bitcoins from one wallet to another wallet ...
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Can a new wallet receive money that was sent to it before the wallet was created? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What would happen if two public keys had the same Base58 hash? A follow up from What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment? Suppose I accidentally (or ...