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A wallet manages a user's private keys. Wallet software is used to send and receive Bitcoin. It also keeps track of the user's transactions, addresses, and balance.

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Is it safe to connect my HW wallet to a computer which is connected to the internet?

Cold wallets are those that have never been connected to the internet, and are safer than hot ones, which have been exposed to it. If I connect my HW wallet to a computer which is connected to the ...
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Getting bitcoin from old 0.3.0 wallet [duplicate]

I found an old bitcoin wallet from a Windows v0.3.0 client, backup from 2010 The wallet.dat is there and everything else in \AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin I ran the client overnight in 2010 for 1 or 2 ...
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I wrote down my 12 words before uninstalling my app. I put them in after reinstalling the app and it gives name a different wallet address, why i? [closed]

I’ve tried to put the 12 words in different wallets and it keeps changing the wallet address
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Can I use my Coinbase address to receive bitcoin? Why is it shorter than a normal address?

In my Coinbase account, in Manage your profile > Crypto addresses, I can find a Bitcoin address which is 34 characters long. Can I use this as a public address to receive bitcoin from other wallet, ...
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Does the time that it takes to recover a wallet by its seed protect the blockchain from rainbow tables attack on its seeds?

How are bitcoin seeds protected from rainbow tables attacks in the long term? Can't them started to be generated now and have some valid ones in 10 or 20 years? If so, does the (what I think is) ...
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Does testnet bitcoin wallet support redirections?

We are trying to integrate bitcoin testnet wallet with react native dapp usin deep linking. Such that when user tries to send btc he will be directed to bitcoin testnet wallet and once transaction is ...
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How to get the derivation path of a multi-wallet seed phrase?

I only have the seed phrase. When I enter the seed phrase into, for example, Exodus or Trust Wallet, I can fully recover my Bitcoin in seconds. But how to do this using Python or Node.js?
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Pending Chain Balance -Lightning Wallet:

I appear to have a stuck pending chain balance on my Lightning Node's Lightning Wallet. It has remained a pending chain balance for a very long time can someone please let me know how I can get this ...
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What is the purpose of a Bitcoin wallet. How does It work?

I'm attempting to understand the workflow of sending bitcoin to a paper wallet and retrieving it. How does it works? What is the purposes of this? I don't understand if what's the meaning of this to ...
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Is it safe to reuse my seed to create a different wallet that supports Bitcoin?

I created a wallet for Ether using MyEtherWallet. I want to store Bitcoin now, but MyEtherWallet does not support it. Since I prefer not having two remember two different seed-phrases, I was thinking ...
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How to setup Alby wallet for testnet bitcoins

I'm trying to test out the Alby wallet. I wanted to test it's working with fake testnet bitcoins (tBTC). I tried to follow this guide: https://github.com/getAlby/lightning-browser-extension/wiki/Test-...
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How to connect my mobile wallet to a full node via a TOR hidden service address?

I would like to configure a mobile (Android) wallet to connect to a TOR-enabled full node (Bitcoin Core), via its onion address. I haven't decided which wallet to use yet. It will depend, of course, ...
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Total Decentralization

I am fairly new to Bitcoin and do not know the ins and out of using the Electrum wallet(i was recommended this wallet by bitcoin.org). I see on the internet that there are several methods by which I ...
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Why distinguish between receiving address and change address

I see receiving address and change address in wallet client and bip44. Why distinguish between receiving address and change address? What will be the problem if I use only change address chain for ...
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What wallet size difference to expect between Bitcoin Core (binary) and Electrum (json) wallet files?

Imagine a relatively big wallet with tens of thousands of addresses and 3x transactions. Now, let's say I restore such a wallet and do full re-scan in two applications - in Bitcoin Core and in ...
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Have I understood the concept of address, account and wallet correctly and how the wallet balance is calculated?

Regards to all, I am completely new to blockchain and bitcoin as its most popular implementation. I have some probably basic questions for someone, but it's really important for me to get it right. It ...
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Withdrawal from Bitcoin bonus [duplicate]

Bitcoin bonus keeps emailing me over and over sayn I gt 30000 dollars to be withdraw but I gotta pay 64 dollars to get my funds why they can't take the 64 dollars out the money and then send it it's ...
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My multibit core synchronization is stuck Whats the reason [duplicate]

For the past six days since I downloaded the multibit core, I wanted to recover my wallet I still have my recovery phrase and password, and open the multibit core and the wallet was synchronization ...
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is there such a thing as a wallet frozen due to fraud. Can funds held in such a wallet be returned to the original owner

I was recently contacted by a company called APAG-AUDIT AG claiming they have discovered funds that belong to me during the course of an audit. I was scammed by a group of companies last year and ...
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BIP 32 Root key for connecting wallets

I have a question, a broker Xeroxfx.org asked me to create the BIP 32 RK to connect wallets for a quicker transaction. Is this real, or can he now steal from my wallet? THX Phillip
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deriving address from pubkey API problem?

This code: sender_public_key = sender_private_key.pub sender_address = P2PKHBitcoinAddress.from_pubkey(sender_public_key) print(sender_public_key) print(bitcoin.core.Hash160(sender_public_key)) print(...
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I was recently contacted by blockchain, saying I have money in wallet,account is frozen ,and can recover money. Is this legit? Can't remember wallet [closed]

I was recently contacted by blockchain Acces UK claiming that I had created a bitcoin wallet years ago. Was informed wallet has 4.2 BTC coins in it which is equivalent to almost $40,000. The account ...
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Why would I prefer a full client over a light client that depends on a centralized server?

There are Bitcoin wallets like "Sparrow" which use a central service for maintaining the Blockchain, so I don't have to download 400GB to start using Bitcoin. Now, why should I use Bitcoin ...
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What Policy does the Liana wallet use? Why would I use this Policy?

I was looking at Wizardsardine's Liana wallet repo (beta software). What is the Policy and associated Miniscript that is used by this wallet? Why would I use this Policy? What is fixed and what is ...
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How do I get back into my bitcoin core wallet JSON format no data file

I had 2 wallets long time ago mined on bitcoin core can’t remember JSON that well or what my wallet descriptors was. I did use bip 39 but not giving me my addresses back on electrum wallet please help ...
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Change addresses in old backups

I have a very old wallet backup, from 2011, from bitcoin-qt, I imported it to bitcoin core, but I seem to have only one address, seems that I have no change addresses in the imported data. Is the ...
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Downgrading Bitcoin Core 24.99 (latest source code) to 24.0.1

I wanted to build Bitcoin Core myself, so I followed this official guide, but in the process I failed to realize that by cloning the git repo I would just get the latest source code, not the latest ...
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Bitcoin Core wallet: two people with the same passphrase?

I set up the Bitcoin Core wallet and set up a passphrase to access the wallet. It seems to be the only way/needed input to access my wallet. The passphrase was NOT randomly autogenerated as I was ...
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Can any row of Electrum be my Bitcoin Wallet address

I just installed Electrum 4.3.4 Can any row of there, e.g. the one pointed out by the red rectangle be my Bitcoin Wallet address?
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How to make bitcoin hd wallet in typescript?

I am trying to create HD wallet for bitcoin. I have developed an Ethereum wallet, but I am having a hard time making a Bitcoin wallet. In my case, I am developing a server using Golang and Typescript. ...
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bitcoin regtest listunspent generated with zero amount

I'm using regtest mode for testing new features. During my tests I encountered weird problem- listunspent RPC return a long list of transactions with amount 0. When I'm calling getwalletinfo RPC I can ...
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Is bitcoin bonus and cloud mining real? [duplicate]

I received an email saying I have so much money from a cloud mining app that I set up using my phone and the app connected with my IP address.. I didn't really pay to much attention to the app so I ...
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Rescuing Bitcoin (Cash, Diamond, etc...) from wallet.dat on ancient PC

I recently found an old wallet.dat file on an ancient computer running Debian GNU/Linux. The file might be as old as 2012 or 2013. These are the outputs of "lscpu" and and "lshw -short&...
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What does the electrum wallet file contains?

I have been using electrum wallet and I heard that there exist a wallet file... but what does exactly contains? the private keys?
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What is the simplest way to send bitcoin without fee (fee=0) in 2023?

What is the simplest way to send bitcoin without fee (fee=0)? It seems that many wallets (including Bitcoin Core 24.0.1) do not permit users to set 0 fee for a transaction.
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Alternative methods to transfer BTC from an old Coinbase multisig Vault

Issue: I am trying to access funds I had stored in a legacy Coinbase Vault 2/3 multisig wallet using the Coinbase multisig recovery tool (https://coinbase.github.io/multisig-tool/) . I have all of the ...
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Are there old school Base58 or hex private keys behind a newer HW wallet multisig public address? And can I use them to spend?

I know from using bip39 to build wallets, that each receiving address and corresponding public address does have a base58 private key behind it. And if I know this private key, I can sweep it ...
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How to use unencrypted mkey to derive all private keys by BIP32 path?

The wallet is damaged, I only have the unencrypted master private key, How to recover the wallet?
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Mined Bitcoin withdrawn but not deposited into wallet yet

I mine bitcoin with effort and yesterday I withdrew a third of bitcoin, but it has not been deposited into my wallet yet. Thank you for your answer.
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Bitcoin Exchange only sends funds to P2PKH and P2SH addresses, but my address is Bech32. What can I do to get that fund into my account?

This is the email that I've received from my exchange: There are three bitcoin address formats currently in use: P2PKH addresses which begin with the number 1. P2SH addresses starting with the ...
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How to restore a wallet with only the master private key

The wallet is damaged, I only have the encrypted master private key and password, is it possible to recover the wallet?
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What is the standard or best practice for bitcoin wallet address labeling, if any?

Transferring wallet address labels from different wallets is non-trivial today, as there is no standard for this metadata it seems. Could address labelling be included in wallet config files at ...
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How do I generate master key from the root seed

I created a mnemonics and it is hashed using pbdkf2 function to get a root seed. So this root seed should be hashed again with HMAC-SHA512 to get the master key (Master private key and chain code). So ...
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Configuring electrum wallet with command line only

I successfully installed electrum on an ubuntu server using the first ref from google search. But how I can configure it without GUI I didn't find.
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"Payment address not valid" error on Mycelium

I'm trying to deposit BTC into BitBuy, using a Mycelium wallet. When I use Mycelium to scan the QR code, I get a "Payment address is not valid" error. I'm using Mycelium on iPhone, latest ...
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Is this a scam or is it legit? [duplicate]

So this guy sent me a watch-only wallet address. I open it up and there's some decent crypto in there. However, he said I have to go to a bitcoin atm and "pay the fees to access the coins" ...
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How to spend an imported rawtr() descriptor with bitcoin-cli?

I created a transaction that creates a taproot output that can be spent using the private key (KEY) corresponding to the taproot output key. Then I imported the WIF formatted private key into Bitcoin ...
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Withdrew Bitcoin from Binance to someone's wallet. They said they never received it [duplicate]

I sent 0.3061 BTC from Binance 4 days ago to a wallet but the recipient said they never got anything. The address is bc1qsx2w6u4vgwmadp964s66yu6nuu85cdg58a9kpf. Every blockchain site says the ...
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Muun Wallet - All Funds Stored On-Chain?

I've read so far all official Muun articles about the submarine swaps and emergency kits, but one thing still has me confused. Let's say I receive $500 worth of Bitcoin on-chain to my Muun wallet. ...
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Error installing on Mac - Build does not support Berkeley DB database format

Im following the guide here (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-osx.md) to install Bitcoin on my Mac. I want to be able to run bitcoind with and without the GUI. The first time I ...
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