There is a difference between a traditional paperwallet and a BIP32/39 based mnemonic and seed system.
Traditionally, a paper wallet would be for a single address, with a single private key. When importing this into another wallet, a possible concern was that the change from any transaction would not be returned to that single address, but instead be sent ...
I am new to Bitcoin.
I have downloaded the whole blockchain but I still can't access my wallets because I get a popup telling me to use prune mode.
You might not have enough disk space (hence why you're not able to see your funds).
If I run prune mode, will I lose those deposits since they are not yet in my wallet?
No, not at all.
By using ...
With bitcoin core it's pretty easy to import a single private key. You just open the console (menu "Window"->"Console") and type in:
importprivkey "<the private key in WIF>" "somelabel"
WIF here means Wallet Import Format and is a standard way of encoding a private key. It should start with either K, L or 5.
Be aware that this will start a full chain ...
With an 8-digit PIN, the number of possible PIN combinations is 10^8 (100,000,000), ranging from 00000000 to 99999999.
So you chance of just guessing the PIN correctly within three tries is about 1 in 33,333,333. So it is of course possible, but extremely unlikely.
Note that an attacker could perhaps increase their chances by eliminating some possibilities ...
Bitcoin Core is not affiliated with the website you downloaded the node installer from - bitsblock.io, and the official Bitcoin Core client does not provide functionality you ask about. I noticed that when you click on download button on this website it takes you to some restore form. This seems very sketchy - I'd never provide online my private key nor any ...
1) How can you run a full node wallet with electrum? what do you need? Or please link me to an understandable guide for that
This probably should be a separate question.
2) Do you have to be online always or can you set it up, fund your wallet, and leave it offline for months, and just from time to time use it for transactions?
You can use it only ...
1) Which secure full node wallet implementations exist? Currently I just know of bitcoin core. Is there not any other one with a GUI?
I don't know of any others, apart from forks of Bitcoin Core like Knots. See https://bitcoin.org for an overview of various types of wallet software.
2) Can you use a Ledger device with those full node wallets?
Running a pruning node simply means enabling the prune setting.
In Bitcoin Core, that can be done either in the bitcoin.conf file by adding a line "prune=N" (where N is a number in megabytes), or through the Qt GUI in the settings screen.
Electrum is not a full node, and never downloads or verifies blocks at all, so there is nothing to prune.
There is no ...
What other full node wallet apps are available to select from for bitcoin?
See https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet for a reasonable list
Is it mandatory to have an own server when using a full node wallet
Not really. Some wallets have an API that allows other software to interact with the wallet but the wallets are generally usable directly for ...
First of all, there are two ways to accomplish that.
Create an account at http://www.block.io, generate an API there and they will give you some endpoints to query the blockchain, generate new addresses for your wallet, broadcast transactions and so on.
You can create your own endpoint if you run a full node of bitcoin, there you can create your own ...
All you need is an address to send the money to. You could create an address with your hardware wallet, create a wallet here https://www.blockchain.com/wallet
Import your private key then generate a tx to your hardware wallet and send it, then discard the online wallet
A single private key can lead to different addresses, depending on the script it is used in - These include p2pkh, p2wpkh, p2sh-p2wpkh.
Electrum prepends the script type to the private key during export and import so that it knows which address to derive and check for outputs on.
Well "wallet" as storage of keys should always be under your control. There are online wallets for higher convenience, but as the old saying goes "not your keys, not your bitcoin". It's probably a bad term, but I'd rather say "local (SPV) node" instead of "wallet".
When you are sending there is no problem with malicious peers as the transaction is (usually) ...
From bitcoin-qt, click Help->Debug and open the Console tab. Type in dumpwallet <outputFileName>, making sure that of course, the output filename isn't wallet.dat or it may overwrite your wallet.
This command creates a plain text version of your wallet with all private/public key pairs in WIF format.
You may need to configure your clients to point to ...
I analyzed a bit with forensic tools and found that with high likelihood either you or the scammer (or both) have an Huobi.com account.
If I understand you right then 03281a511f38992dff51dee176c66dfc5f873e92cd76228956ca5099a27214fd shows the scam transaction and the input addresses on the left side are yours and you initiated the transaction?
If yes then ...
You didn't provide the transaction but from the amount and time I assume it's this one:
A year later a part of the funds were transferred to a Bitpay.com account (BTC address 1MiFePRwL5WX3kqpCg36zBRLQdqscjLQ45 ).
If it wasn't transferred by you, you or your police officer might contact the ...
You can specify the wallet options multiple times.
in your bitcoin.conf will load wallet01, wallet02, wallet03.