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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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How does bitcoin wallet's backup restore forwarding transactions?

I've installed bitcoin wallet on my phone and had some transactions. I backed up my wallet and after backing up did some other transactions. I supposed that the back up just would restore my wallet ...
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What is the workaround for high transaction fees

I wanted to transfer BTC from coinbase to Celcius for the APY, but it costs me 0.0003 BTC just to transfer this money. That's like $5. What is the workaround for this? How can I transfer money with ...
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How can a private key be imported to a descriptor wallet?

If the Bitcoin Core Wallet Migration Tool is supposed to be creating descriptors for sparse keys (as it's supposed to support pre deterministic wallets), then why doesn't Bitcoin Core allow using ...
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Why can I not dump private keys from a descriptor wallet?

I created a new wallet in Bitcoin Core v23.x, as expected it created an empty wallet version 169900 descriptors true format sqlite. It seems it created 4 streams of 1000 keys each. Anyway I told it ...
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Blockchain app won't let me send bitcoin because it says there's nothing in the wallet, yet I have $40 in there [closed]

Like the title says, it won't let me send any bitcoin through the "Send" function of the blockchain app, and only prompts me with the "Buy Crypto" button, but I have $40 in the ...
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Do wallet companies send user's transactions to their own "central" bitcoin nodes?

Do external wallets companies such as muun, bluewallet, or greenwallet send user's TXs to some "centralized" data center where they own some nodes to broadcast the TX to the blockchain? If ...
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How to import private keys from Multibit 0.5.13 to another wallet?

Can anyone help trying to recover funds from my multibit wallet? I have the key file and private keys. Is there any way I can import them into another wallet? I tried to sweep them with electrum, that ...
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How can I create/provide crypto currency wallets to my users?

I am interested to know, if I want to make a facility to my website users to be able to pay/buy with crypto currencies, also to gain ability to send/receive crypto currencies together( something like ...
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How do crypto exchanges create wallet for their customers?

I am new in Cryptos. I noticed that when I want to trade in an exchange it needs to create a wallet on their website. It seems this is the wallet they create for a user like what he/she can create him/...
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Problems with multiple wallets on RPC in bitcoin-core

I have been playing around a bit with Bitcoin Core (version 23.0), more specifically connecting to different wallets in Bitcoin Core through RPC in Python. I have found this library and tried to ...
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Remove descriptor from a Bitcoin Core wallet

I had accidentally imported descriptors into a wallet that I didn't mean to import to in Bitcoin Core. From what I can tell, the only way I can remove this descriptor from that wallet is to delete the ...
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Bitcoin tx with electrum has been unconfirmed for more than 24 hours and cannot be found on blockchain

I tried to sell some BTC yesterday but the coins did not arrive and the tx remained unconfirmed and still is now. When I right click 'view on block explorer' it says 'Transaction not found'. What can ...
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What is the difference between a 'hot' and 'cold' wallet

Problem I don't understand the difference between a 'hot' crypto wallet, and a 'cold' crypto wallet. Assumptions My understanding of blockchains is that they use public/private cryptography in order ...
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Create individual wallet for each user

I am working on a platform where users can register and can have wallets with multiple addresses (one address for each coin/network). I found something in Binance APIs where you're able to create sub-...
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Order of Signatures in Multisig-Scheme

3 Entities (A/B/C) create a collaborative Multisig Wallet (e.g. 2-of-3). A creates an unsigned TX and shares it with B/C. They (B/C) sign and broadcast. Looking at the TX on the network, can A make ...
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What needs to be on a USB such that you could hand it to someone and gift them a discrete amount

This may be a very stupid question. I was watching an interview with Nic Carter (https://youtu.be/mDyBbGCiBUU?t=1094). In it he gives Lex a present of a USB with $100 worth of Bitcoin. What is ...
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Can hot wallets be secure?

Hot wallets are generally considered the least secure because their online nature creates an opportunity for hackers to crack them. but is there a way to cryptographically secure the seed generation ...
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Is it safer to send bitcoin to multiple addresses when moving to another wallet?

If I decide to move all of my bitcoins from one wallet to another, are there any theoretical benefits to generate multiple addresses in a new wallet and split the bitcoins between them? It will still ...
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HD wallet: Can an external party relate addresses?

DISCLAIMER: This question is not strictly for Bitcoin but a general question about wallets and any cryptocurrency. Hi there! Is it possible to relate 2 different addresses generated from an HD wallet (...
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Buy Bitcoin with NBitcoin c# Web App

I have been using the NBitcoin lib with c# to create a Bitcoin wallet app. I have pretty much sorted out the creation of the wallet and everything that this entails. What I need some help with is on ...
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Would it be possible to not be able to send funds from a wallet?

I was reading this blog post by Jameson Lopp on the best practices to back up a seed phrase https://blog.lopp.net/how-to-back-up-a-seed-phrase/ In the "Test your backup section", he wrote: &...
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Looking for Lightning Testnet Wallet with Lnurl capabilities

I'm looking to test an lnurl withdrawal. I created an lnurl withdrawal url using the OpenNode api. I have an htlc.me testnet lightning wallet. But it doesn't seem to have a way to input lnurls. Is ...
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How can I see my public wallet address in bitcoin core?

I've downloaded bitcoin core version 22.0. I created a wallet by this command: [amirreza@localhost bin]$ ./bitcoin-wallet -wallet=test-wallet create Topping up keypool... Wallet info =========== Name: ...
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How can you tell whether an address was made for CHANGE?

How to tell if an unrecognized, unclaimed address you sent BTC to is actually a "made for CHANGE" address? And if you discover a CHANGE address with unspent $$ in it, how can you retrieve ...
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Another similar experience to "a Bug in copying BTC address"

Using my bitcoin.com wallet app, I sent $50 in BTC to the address: bc1qtzxadce2qzpfwl0xrq46xss9nxdjkjfekqvttj This is a transaction done times before and isn't unfamiliar. Yet, this deposit wasn't ...
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Is it Possible to Create Signature Chains for Private Keys to Sign Transactions with? Similar to how Certificate Authorities Use Intermediate Certs?

I am wondering if it is possible to implement this flow with bitcoin private keys, similar to how certificate authorities have a root cert and an intermediate cert used to sign csr's. It would be ...
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Get Wallet balance from SeedPhrases

does anyone know how to get a Crypto wallet balance wit just SeedPhrase without having to log in to the account.
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I sent bitcoin to an Electrum address I created but I can't access it. can anyone help

I went on a market set it all up everything was good to go but when I set up a refund address just in case something went wrong , in the process of sending the funds to the vendor I accidentally sent ...
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Does derivation from public and private keys give the same result in normal key derivation?

I am reading about key derivation in chapter 5 of the book "Mastering Bitcoin" by Andreas, along with this detailed thread and BIP-32. Here are some of my understanding about these two ...
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Can't get the bip32masterkey from mnemonic seed (Python)

I'm trying to understandand implement the functioning of Hierarchical deterministic wallets. But I can't get the bip32masterkey based on this tutorial : https://medium.com/mycrypto/the-journey-from-...
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Where do I get my Bitcoin address

How do I get my address so someone can send me bitcoin. I am new to this and trying to get paid from an entity that only uses Bitcoin.
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What are the best practices for managing empty, unwanted wallets?

If I have a deterministic wallet which previously held bitcoin but is now empty and is no longer needed, what information should I keep? I think there are three options: keep nothing keep the master ...
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what is actually stored on a hardware wallet?

My understanding is that: Your crypto is on the public ledger under a public key. Your Hardware Wallet stores your private key (which is used to prove your ownership of the public key/wallet). You ...
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Best Practices in integrating cryptocurrency as payment to my website

I want to accept crypto as payment to my website (some common coins, btc, bch, link, doge, etc.) and give authorization accordingly. I was wondering what is the best practice to do so? Should I ...
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Restore blockchain.com wallet(s) in case the company goes away?

So I have some funds on an blockchain.com wallet. Actually it's multiple wallets (some ETH, some BTC) I followed the backup procedure and wrote 12 English words on a sheet of paper. There is an answer ...
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Why can't Core CLI query wallet balance when loading block index or verifying blocks?

Why can't Core CLI query wallet balance until having loaded block index and verified blocks? It takes a few moments when running the test and sig nets, but when running the main net it is tough for my ...
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50$ fee on transfer from bitcoin core to electrum [duplicate]

Yesterday i've tried to transfer the minimum amount of btc [ 0.00001 BTC ] from my bitcoin core wallet to the electrum one. The problem is that only 0.00000504 BTC were sent to the electrum wallet and ...
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How to connect Sparrow wallet to Bitcoin Core on a different machine but the same network

I have a Raspiblitz set up on a Pi 4 and am trying to connect Sparrow wallet to Bitcoin Core from another machine on the same network. I have read through the instructions at sparrow.com/docs but ...
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How does the Bitcoin Core wallet generate entropy for the HD seed?

How does the Bitcoin Core wallet generate entropy for the HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) seed and ultimately the private keys? This post asks a related question but doesn't focus on the entropy part, ...
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Generating bitoin private key and public key(like paper walle) without trusting third party

I want to have a bitcoin wallet(public key and private key) without: downloading BTC blockchain (due to slow network, low disc space, expensive internet in my country) Trust any program,app,website, .....
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Would you need to access your cold wallet to generate a taproot xpub?

If you would like to generate a taproot wallet with your deep cold wallet seed, would you need to access the wallet to generate it? Say if the seed/master pubkey is already used for native or nested ...
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BIP 32 CKDpriv not working in my python implementation

I have been working on implementing BIP 32 in Python. This is my code for deriving normal (not hardened) child keys as part of an HD_Key class: def CKDpriv(self, index): key = bytes.fromhex(self.c)...
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Is value of a wallet derived by iterating over every block in the chain, scanning each transaction?

If I open Metamask or Coinbase, for example, I see a balance. This balance is a flat number, similar to what we'd see in a bank to more intuitively check my networth or balance of a particular wallet. ...
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What's your recommendation regarding a Bitcoin wallet? [closed]

I'm a novice so go easy on me!!! thanx I'm writing a freeware open-source program with a donation scheme. in the end, it will look like this Github page first is PayPal and then multiple ...
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I found a typo in the Portuguese translation of Bitcoin Core

I'm using the Bitcoin Core wallet version 22.0.0 and there is an error, a typo, in the Portuguese. Will this translation be corrected in the next version?
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managing wallet from ubuntu/linux

the whole point of cryptocurrency is to be decentralized, so I would like to manage a wallet from my computer (ubuntu 20.04) without relying on a provider (e.g. binance). I would like to use my wallet ...
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How to get rid of 'ghost' wallets in Bitcoin Core?

I created few wallets with Bitcoin Core using file-> Create Wallet. It created directories for each wallet name. Only that was for experimenting so I deleted those directories. The problem is that ...
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Trust Wallet Watch Only Wallet

I have been doing bitcoin trading using a trader and they have sent me my profits to my Trust Wallet. But when I try to send the cryptocurrencies that I have received from my wallet it says it is ...
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Check your wallet.dat passphrase

Is there a way of using bitcoin core gui in order to check if you know/correct about your wallet.dat passphrase by typing it only once? I know you can change the passphrase, but I want to keep it and ...
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Can a single wallet have multiple addresses, that can be used to distinguish payments?

If I have a single Dogecoin wallet, can I create multiple addresses for that wallet such that I can identify which payments were sent to which address? For example: 1 Dogecoin Wallet with balance 0 3 ...
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