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Where exactly is Ethereum private key?

I just generated new Ethereum account with geth account new Your new account is locked with a password. Please give a password. Do not forget this password. Password: Repeat password: Your new key ...
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Creating multiple accounts in metamask automatically

Say I could travel back in time, and wanted to take advantage of the uniswap airdrop. Would it be possible to create multiple adresses on my metamask account through the web console of my pc, instead ...
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web3.eth.accounts.create vs web3.eth.accounts.wallet.create

I was playing with web3.eth.accounts.create() and web3.eth.accounts.wallet.create functions, and reading web3 docs about it. I know that an externally-owned account is the same as a wallet, you have ...
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How it is possible to login in ethereum wallet account only with private key?

I was playing with web3.eth.accounts.create([entropy]) function and I can easily create a new Ethereum account and get the address and the private key. I created a simple address/private key pair and ...
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Generate Ethereum account in a JSON/UTC v3

What are some trustful ways to generate an Ethereum account in a JSON/UTC v3 format? I know some web wallets, but I would prefer a very used/well-known desktop or plugin wallet. Metamask does not ...
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Can a new deterministic address be generated with only an Ethereum public key?

BIP-32 defines a way to generate a new address with only knowledge of only the public key for that wallet Deterministic wallets ... permit schemes where one can calculate the public keys without ...
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Generating a private key without a library

As far as I understand, a private key in the context of Ethereum is simply 256 random bits. The actual application of secp256k1 comes in when converting this to the public key, signing, etc. Based on ...
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My cutom RPC meta mask created account is not showing in terminal

I have installed geth and created genesis.json and run my own private eth network. I started my rpc using geth --rpc --rpcport 5200 --rpcaddr 192.168.1.99 --datadir ./private Then I connected to ...
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How are ethereum addresses generated?

What criteria does a valid Ethereum address need to fulfill? Is it just a random number in hexadecimal? Or does it need to be derived in a specific way, according to some cryptographic algorithms? ...