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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Can everyone see "message signatures" I create & verify?

I need to sign and verify messages on a couple of addresses, and I need to write my full name and address as message. Is there any concern that anyone can read the message(name and address) other than ...
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Do Wallets need to be verified or activated? Crypto Support asking me to do that [duplicate]

1.5Bitcoins were stolen form me in 2019, and a company Merawing contacted me a few weeks again, saying that they work with Crypto Regulation of Cyprus and that they would help me getting my bitcoins ...
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How to verify that the seed generated by wallet software/hardware is not BIP85 seed?

I just learned about BIP85 today. It will generate a new seed that I don't need to back up. I think it is pretty cool to only have to backup my one BIP39 seed and the index of BIP85. However I started ...
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How does a Wallet Create a Transaction when a Public Address Is Provided?

Given a public Bitcoin wallet address 1BdYVvwoxTWMGqJS2Pg6NkVD7RnENVjSac; is pasted into a wallet to send Bitcoins to. How does the wallet create an output to send coins to the public key associated ...
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Can't sign using Trezor T derived multisig wallet using Electrum | Invalid script_type

I created a P2WSH multisig wallet using Electrum 4.0.9 using a single Trezor T, to which I sent a large amount of BTC. Electrum allowed me to set up the wallet using the same device when I used two ...
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Schnorr signature key storage

So everyone talks about Schnorr signatures and Taproot when talking about Bitcoin. I would like to know if there is any standard that they will use to store the keys used in this algorithm. And also I ...
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Bitcoin Core v.0.14. doesn't recognise recipient address starting bc1

I have some problem with sending Bitcoin from Bitcoin Core v.0.14. When entering the address in recipient field it becomes red. And I noticed that the address to which the translation needs to be made ...
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How to protect my private key from an unexpected new owner of the address that already belongs to me?

I understand that the situation I am describing is unlikely (because we have 1.46 Quindecillion possible Bitcoin addresses), but let's imagine that someone generated the same address as mine. Is there ...
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How do I retrieve my bitcoin balance?

I have a bitcoin balance. What's the process I need to follow to spend my balance in my bitcoin address?
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Static Wallet Address

How do I make my account static so the address stays the same. The bitcoin wallet address keeps changing and I need to figure out how to make it stay the same
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how to decode cryptocurrency wallet with mnemonic phrases

I want to create multi-coin wallet on Golang language and I faced with issue about how decode wallet with mnemonic phrases.
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How to Back-up and Withdraw Bitcoins to My Mastercard

Please help me. I am new to bitcoin wallet and I would like to know how to back up my wallet and how to withdraw bitcoins to my mastercard or debit card.
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How does a wallet (Trezor/Ledger/hot wallet) know how many coins are in an address?

Let me make sure I've got this correct. In order to find out how much "value"(sats) an address holds the wallet needs to go through each block in the blockchain and check if it ever received ...
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Average/Median Bitcoin Holdings for US [closed]

They said 17% of US Residents own bitcoin, or 46 million americans. Just curious if anyone knows the median/average amount for these people. $100? $500? $10,000? I am trying to find statistics on this....
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Saving privateKey client side to local storage

I'm working on an SPV wallet using bitpay's bitcore lib package. Am I able to save to local storage the privateKey object generated with 'new bitcore.PrivateKey()' Or should I be converting it to WIF ...
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Salvaging an old, incompatible wallet with bitcoind

I have an old wallet, created with a very old version of bitcoind, which I'm trying to access once again. I'm trying to understand the various issues that might be preventing me from seeing any ...
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Why do wallets have more than one key pair?

I was looking into wallets and the information that they contain. I found this post: What information does a wallet contain? I thought that wallets have only one key pair. Why is there more than one ...
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How to create a Crypto wallet for a start up(Bitcoin and Ethereum)?

I have beginner skills as Full stack Developer and am looking to help developing a crypto wallet with a small start up. The idea is to create a wallet that will store our users cryptocurrencies (with ...
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Send bitcoins directly from exchange to vendor

I want to buy something at a vendor that accepts btc only. Can I buy btc from a website like switchere (I'd use SEPA transfer for payment) and send it to the Vendor's wallet directly instead of my own?...
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Sign psbt with software wallet. [electrum & others]

So I've been looking for days to sign a PSBT transaction but upon to all my research i failed or i just haven't searched in the right place. The PSBT content is generated from a payment gateway that I'...
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Can a non multisig wallet be a cosigner of a multisig wallet?

Let's say I have an existing BTC wallet, which is not multisig. Can that wallet be the cosigner of a multisig wallet?
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How many python bitcoin wallets are there? [closed]

Is there a list of legit Python Bitcoin wallets or even other cryptocurrencies? I did a Google search and got no clear results.
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Which wallets support French seed-phrases? [duplicate]

I found an old backup seedphrase but it is has French words in it, and I've been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English. There has to be a wallet that ...
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How to use Bitcoin Core as a wallet without leaving no traces that used the wallet?

is it possible to open a wallet file, do transactions and anything you need, then backup the file inside a veracrypt container, move this file elsewhere outside of the drive running the full node and ...
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How can I spend from a P2TR address on Signet with the Bitcoin Core wallet in 22.0?

Apparently (credit 0xB10C) there are only 20 key-path and 5 script-path spends of P2TR outputs on the Signet blockchain today (July 7th 2021). How can I increase this number today with say the Bitcoin ...
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Blockchain not letting me send all of my bitcoin (Please help) [closed]

I've been using blockchain for the past couple years and i have received lots of transactions (daily) for the past time. Today i decided to have them transferred to a Trading app which I've always ...
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can we have multiple BTC addresses that all of them store their values in the same place?

I am creating my own shop and I will give each user an address to specify who is sending me BTC but when I want to collect all BTC address values to my main address I need to pay fees a lot since each ...
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Should the Bitcoin Core wallet (or any wallet) prevent users from sending funds to a Taproot address pre activation?

The Bitcoin Core wallet prevents mainnet Taproot descriptors from being imported pre activation (November 2021) as a safeguard. However, you can send mainnet Bitcoin to a Taproot (P2TR) address pre ...
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How to open Google Drive File with Coinbase Wallet Backup

How do I open and access the Coinbase Wallet backup file in Google Drive? I've been locked out Coinbase Wallet but I have that Google Drive back up file. The problem is that when I open it, it's ...
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How do APIs know Bitcoin transaction and wallet types?

I am working on a university project, and I noticed that paid crypto APIs like Whale Alert or Whale Trace return information about transaction types (like exchange), sender and receiver wallets (like ...
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How does randomness works in mnemonic phrase generation?

As far as I know, randomness in computers are not truly random, but rather pseudorandom, mostly derived from current timestamp. So when creating various wallets, I have saw a lot of them introduced ...
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My laptop hard drive isn't big enough to update Bitcoin Core v0.15.1 (64-bit)

First of all, I'm a complete novice, so I apologize for my ignorance. I have a MacBook where I installed Bitcoin Core v0.15.1 (64-bit). In my wallet, it shows no BTC. (Note: I cannot find a file on ...
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What is the chance to recover an 8 character wallet password?

I found an old BTC wallet. The password should have about 8 characters but forgot it unfortunately. Is there a realistic chance to recover it or is this hopeless?
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Creating multiple bitcoin receipt wallet

Suppose I want to send 10 000 sats to 10 different "receipt" address so that I own the 10 private keys associated with these addresses and can distribute them, the fact that the receiver ...
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What wallet support for Taproot will be included in Bitcoin Core v22.0?

What wallet support for Taproot will be included in Bitcoin Core v22.0? What will I be able to do and what won't I be able to do using the Core wallet?
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Process to get started with bitcoin for beginners [duplicate]

I'm new to all the crypto stuff, and I spent some time reading about it to get familiar with it, and now I'd like to start the experience, though I'd first like to have some feedback about whether I ...
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How do I find out where my bitcoins got sent to? [duplicate]

I withdrew bitcoin from my account in Binance in 2018 and still have the email they sent with address it said it sent to,18bVuA2FxDdz5gE4qf9MgbsNxp2F46PaLD The time and amount looked correct. Now I ...
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Old wallet problem

Hello bitcoin comunity in need help with an old wallet on a Toshiba tablet. Stuck at synchronisation ... I have some btc in it but i have this problem. The tablet runs Bitcoin core v0.8.7.4-unk-beta ...
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Does Electrum receive BTC as well as mBTC? Or are they the same thing? [duplicate]

I notice that electrum works with mBTC, but I wanted to set up a BTC wallet. Are they the same thing, or interchangeable? I'm fairly new to wallets, so I apologize if this is a very easy or stupid ...
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Bitcoin in wallet transactions but not on the blockchain (old wallet)

I've been checking old wallets and found an unconfirmed transaction that's on the wallet but not on the blockchain transaction id (missing from blockchain) ...
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I have 12 phrase recovery code for bitcoin wallet [closed]

I have 12 phrase recovery code for bitcoin wallet and I use it for purchased shop and for every deposit generate a new wallet now I restore my 12 word to blockchain and electrum and exodus and … but ...
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What does bitcoin do that prevents someone from using your coins by just generating a key pair and saying "you" sent those coins?

I think I'm missing and understanding about the current process of how your wallet works and how the transactions are signed. For example, if I'm user "A" and there exists a transaction from ...
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Recovering from an old Wallet [duplicate]

I have recovered my wallet from an old data file using Bitcoin Core. The wallet has synchronized without issues. I have tried to send BTC to at least two exchanges and neither transaction has ...
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Is it ok to use dices to generate seed for trezor on coldcard?

Coldcard's derive entropy function doe snot have dice method. The only way to generate a seed using dices on coldcard is on "import seed". Is it ok if I use this feature and generate a new ...
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What is extended master key fingerprint on coldcard?

On coldcard on Advanced -> View Identity, there's extended master key fingerprint I though this was the xpub from my seed, but even after I changed seeds, it remained the same. What is it?
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How do I backup wallet for first time

I tried to send Crypto to my brand new digital wallet. I was informed I must backup wallet first. How do I back up my digital wallet for first use?
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What can I do if someone obtained control of my blockchain wallet?

I fell for a bitcoin scam and I would like to undestand what are the risk associated to it. i established contact with scammer on instgram he convinced me to join the mining pool i had to create a new ...
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Is it secure to generate a new address using SBC such as raspberry pi? any problem with TRNG?

I am trying to create a cold wallet using SBC such as raspberry pi (not raspberry pi). I wonder if the random generator is secure enough to generate random wallet address, for both BTC and ETH. I ...
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How does Bitcoin verify that a user owns the bitcoins he/she spent?

I'm making my own blockchain based currency for a school project and kind of hit a roadblock. I have a wallet class which initializes with zero coins. What prevents the user from just sending a ...
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Moved Bitcoin Core wallet.dat to a new PC and after the block chain was updated it's shown as almost empty

I moved Bitcoin Core wallet.dat to a new PC and after the block chain was updated it's shown as almost empty. On the old PC that is also synced it shows what I think it the correct amount. The wallet ...

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