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How to import a plain private key into geth or Mist?

This is such a basic question, but I can not figure out how to import a plain, unencrypted private key into geth or mist? I tried geth account import 7[......]bla but it seems this command is always ...
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When is the geth.ipc file produced?

I'd like to access geth.ipc file in order to connect geth via IPC. I've got an advice and it suggested me to access geth.ipc, but I've not found it on my mac. Could you tell me when that file is ...
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How can I connect to public chain using web3?

I have used web3 to interact with my private chain by using : web3.setProvider(new web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8012")); But How can I connect to Public Network using web3? I am ...
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Calling debug_traceTransaction from web3 API

I want to use debug.traceTransaction to get internal transactions from NodeJS using web3 API. I'm using web3 0.17 beta and I don't see any debug_traceTransaction on the code. Am I missing something or ...
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Can I unlock an account using JSON-RPC?

The only way I can work with ETH is through --rpc mode. Normally I would prefer to use the Python interface. But I found myself in a situation where the RPC is very limited. For example, I can't ...
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Is it possible to unlock a geth wallet through JSON RPC? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing an application on top of Ethereum's JSON RPC. I would like to be able to unlock and lock the wallet as needed, similar to how Bitcoin does it. However, it seems that at the ...
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Personal API documentation for JSON RPC

Is there documentation and examples for using the personal api via JSON-RPC? I found this. However it does not say what the method would be in JSON-RPC.
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Why can't I connect by IPC?

I have successfully run geth --rpc to test some functionality, but I need the personal API which according to this answer should be done by IPC. When I run geth --ipcapi "db,eth,net,web3,personal" --...
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Contract deployment workflow with truffle/ether-pudding

I've managed to deploy a contract on geth by unlocking the account of the node. (How this would work in production I have no idea, as I think it would pose a security risk) Now I connect with my ...
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Creating an account using web3js or web3j

I am trying to create account on ethereum private network using web3js from front end. I have written the below lines in my js file. The createAccount() gets called from an HTML page web3 = new Web3(...
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Sending Transactions via RPC or IPC?

Recently i'm trying to comunicate to a private Ethereum blockchain via RPC/IPC to create a Transaction but what i'm seeing is that i cannot do it via RPC because: - i Always need to unlock my account ...
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create ethereum wallet in Api

I want to create an Ethereum wallet, and I need an address and a private key, but I am unable to generate both. Please suggest a way to generate key pairs.
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How can I make an account in Ruby without using JSON-RPC?

I'd like to build an application with rails. I want to make an account through Ruby. I got the advice that, in order to make an account, I should not use JSON-RPC for security. Instead I should use ...
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Is it possible to check which RPC APIs are available?

Is it possible for a decentralized application to get details about the offered JSON-RPC APIs from the local ethereum node? I want to check the following specs in the following order using web3.js: ...
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web3.js Error: the method personal_listAccounts does not exist/is not available [duplicate]

Code: var Web3 = require('web3'); var web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545")); var sender = web3.eth.accounts[0]; console.log('Sender: ' + sender); web3.personal....

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