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Lost my Bitcoin wallet and have only 11 out of 12 mnemonic seed phrase words. How can I get my Bitcoins?

If you are missing the first word and you know the rest of the 11 words, there are 2048 possible mnemonics but only ~128 of them are valid. Using Python and this library you can print all the valid ...
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Is there a way to report/shutdown a Bitcoin Criminal/Bad-Actor?

Bitcoin is supposed to be permissionless and censorship resistant. That's the whole point. So, no, you can't do that.
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How can I figure out where I created my Bitcoin wallet?

A bitcoin private key is a random 256 bit number. A bitcoin address is deterministically derived from that private key. Everyone uses the same procedure to do so. Therefore, it is impossible to figure ...
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Lightning Network wallet applications for different operating systems?

Android Lightning Network wallets https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair-mobile https://lightning-wallet.com
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Is the Bitcoin Diamond wallet website bcdwallet.org legit?

No, bcdwallet.org is not legit; it will just steal your bitcoins. Because the website is asking for a Bitcoin wallet seed, which can be used by them to immediately steal your bitcoins, it's almost ...
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how can i get blockchain private key using just my wallet address

This is exactly what is supposed to not be possible and gives value to the blockchain. So, unless you have an advanced quantum computer at your disposal I'm afraid you will not be able to do it.
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What is a good resource to help newbies choose their first wallet/s?

This site is not really meant for product reviews or recommendations. Anything answered here might be outdated in a few months or years. And it might actually turn out to point to a scam site if the ...
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What wallet / e-wallet is the most convenient for new casual Bitcoin users?

Any wallet that is listed on Bitcoin.org's Choose Your Wallet page is a good choice. In order for a wallet to be listed on that page, it must meet several criteria. These include usability, security, ...
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What is a good resource to help newbies choose their first wallet/s?

This is a project I discovered to be quite effective at evaluating the privacy provided by each wallet. Obviously in most cases, choosing a wallet is based on a trade-off between privacy/security and ...
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I have my 12 word bip39 phrase but not in the right order

I suspect that the words are in the right order, since BIP39 includes a checksum word - If they were out of order, it is unlikely that the wallet would have accepted them to even attempt a recovery. ...
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I forgot where i created my bitcoin wallet

Search through your email history as you will have had to verify your account at some point.
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I forgot where i created my bitcoin wallet

Your best bet might just be to look at your browser's history and use the search box to find which site you visited to create your 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 happened to write down the 12-word phrase. You are in a very good situation. Much better than many new bitcoin owners who ask questions here. It is very likely that your bitcoin is safe and needs ...
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Lost my Bitcoin wallet and have only 11 out of 12 mnemonic seed phrase words. How can I get my Bitcoins?

If you are missing just one word from a 12-word seed phrase, and you know the position of the missing word, then chances are you'll be able to recover your wallet. As Martin mentioned, if you are ...
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Seed restore from one wallet to another

Provided both wallets support BIP39, you should be able to restore a seed from one into another easily. Using the seed simultaneously on two different wallets is not a problem, since address ...
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What type of Bitcoin wallet is more secure than others?

This is similar to comparing apples to oranges. Let's talk about keys, and not paper/physical/web wallets. A key is only as secure as the weakest link that needs to be broken to access it. A key ...
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Balance zero after recovering wallet from seed-phrase

I ... downloaded BRD wallet ... then proceeded to recover wallet ... but [it] brought up my account with zero funds in it. Choose Sync Blockchain (Menu > Settings > Sync Blockchain). Wait five hours ...
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I forgot which software I created my wallet with. How can I recover from a 12 word seed phrase?

It is good you wrote down the 12-word seed phrase. Without that, you bitcoin may have been lost forever! Do not share that phrase with anyone, no matter what! If you do, they will be able to easily ...
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Is there anyway to check if someone has a bitcoin wallet?

You will have to look through his computers for Bitcoin software or files generally called wallet.dat. In his papers, you're looking for anything labeled "Paper Wallet", or with QR Codes or long hex-...
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Programming cryptocurrency wallets

I can help to answer about how wallet submits transactions to the network. Bitcoin wallet clients solve this problem with several methods. Several reliable peers are registered in DNS under the name ...
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Do I need to have a full node to create an online bitcoin wallet

Technically it is not an essential requirement to run a full node but, for an Exchange website, it would seem quite unusual not to.
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Do I need to have a full node to create an online bitcoin wallet

If you need a reliable wallet, then you should run a full node rather than trusting a third party service or running a light node.
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Electrum wallet is showing not enough fund

It's likely because of transaction fees. Go to tools > preferences > fees tab and check edit fees manually and set "propose replace by fee" to "always". Now on the send tab you'll be able to set fees ...
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What site should I use to create a Bitcoin wallet?

I wouldn't recommend Jaxx wallet since, several weeks ago, it was found exploitable, giving an attacker the possibility to retrive your 12 words seed . Usually, you choose a service that gives you ...
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How to create multi-user wallet or wallets supporting off-chain transactions

The case 1 is easy from a technical perspective: you create a single hierarchical deterministic wallet and take full custody of your users' balances. To do so, you provide distinct addresses to each ...
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How to know a given file is a valid bitcoin wallet?

On Linux, you can use the file command. If the file is a Bitcoin wallet, you should see wallet.dat: Berkeley DB (Btree, version 9, native byte-order) (It will always say Berkley DB version 9, but ...
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I want to start my new bitcoin web wallet! Coding and steps! PLEASE GUIDE

As I said in the comment above, you're talking about a service to manage actual money. Please don't offer this service to other people until you're sure it's working properly and it doesn't have ...
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minimal transaction for gandi.net

It's best to read through the steps detailed on www.bitcoin.org, they also link to a list of exchanges. A lot of exchanges will require ID verification which may be more hassle than you're willing to ...
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What are the drawbacks of using a web based wallet and how to overcome that?

So when you used a web-based wallet the bitcoin usually is 'Not' yours. Why? Because you don't have hold of the private key. If the company decided to shut down randomly or discontinued, all the ...
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Difference between having bitcoin in my wallet or in a third party like an exchange or an e-wallet

First let us know the difference between the private bitcoin wallet and Third Party wallets. For bitcoin wallet the private key of the wallet is the key to your bitcoin wallet, so anyone who own/know ...
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