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Ethereum has two types of accounts: externally owned user accounts, controlled by private keys, and contract accounts, controlled by their contract code.

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Unknown Accounts suddenly appearing in MetaMask wallet…?

My MetaMask wallet has multiple accounts which I did not create. I have no idea how they there. Is my MetaMask wallet compromised? Or is this normal that MetaMask creates new wallet addresses when ...
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How to use not personal account web3

In my previous post I got answer but still I need some clarifications let say when deploying contract with node js we have this line try { web3.personal.unlockAccount(web3.eth.coinbase, ...
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Ethereum wallet Vs Ethereum account?

I created an Ethereum node (geth) and this automatically created an Ethereum account. Is this account an Ethereum wallet? I then created 2 other accounts using personal.newAccount() command. Are these ...
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Both web3.eth.accounts.create() and web3.eth.personal.newAccount() not working

I'm making a dApp on reactjs. I wanted to create a new account and have done it trying 2 methods this.web3.eth.personal.newAccount() this.web3.eth.accounts.create() I have attached the code below(...
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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? ...
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web3 does not find metamask accounts

I have a very strange bug in the code. When loading a page with a code, the current account in metamask should be determined. but this only happens on one local domain. in other domaines accounts are ...
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What is nonce in Ethereum? How does it prevent double spending?

recently I got fascinated by blockchain, and started learning Ethereum. I came across the concept of the nonce in Ethereum. After researching I found out that nonce is used for two purposes. a. To ...
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JSON RPC get address balance

I'm trying to get the ether balance for any ethereum address. I've set up a node with the Ethereum daemon, but as far as I can tell, using eth_getBalance you can only get the balance of your own ...
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How to implement a watching wallet for thousands/millions of addresses

I need to check for customers' deposits and need to scan for receiving transactions for those addresses for Ether and in next step ERC-20 tokens. What's the most efficient way to do this with go-...
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What is an 'EOA' account?

Cointelegraph has recently written about 'EOA' in relation with contracts and accounts. As an EOA, the state simply stores the account's balance in ether and a sequence number is used to prevent ...
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Web3.js unable to unlock account to call smart contract

I am using web3.js 0.20.6 and I want to unlock an account to execute a smart contract method on a private blockchain. The account is used to pay for the gas. I have used the following code to unlock ...
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Can an Ethereum account be used by several users at the same time?

I am developing a DApp for donations (the donations are not in cryptocurrencies). I want the donor to make donations without registering on the platform. In fact, I don't need to know who he is. So it ...
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UTXO vs Account scalability paradigms and Merkle proof of ownership

From Ethereum's design rationale: Potential scalability paradigms: UTXOs are more theoretically compatible with certain kinds of scalability paradigms, as we can rely on only the owner of some ...
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Truffle test: How to test Ether transfer? Balance of specific account?

How is it possible to test if my contract actually transfers money to a specific account? function _transfer(address receiver_, uint256 payout) internal{ receiver_.transfer(payout); } Testing in ...
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Get Private and Public Key from BIP44 Master Private Key

I am confused about getting the private key corresponding to the address for derivation path m/44'/60'/0'/0'/0' Question 1: Is the following code correct in getting the address and private key? Why ...
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How to create unique contribution addresses for a referral system by smartcontract

I ran into some trouble with my smartcontract. I want to be able to allocate referral tokens to each person who participated in the ICO referral program. In order to do this, the smart contract must ...
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How can I detect change in account in Metamask?

When a user changes to a different account in metamask, is there a way to detect it asynchronously in code? I currently use this.web3.eth.getAccounts((err, accs) => { this.account = accs[0]...
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Ethereum wallet backup doesn't produce any files

I'm using ethereum wallet on windows 10. I have one account and I'm attempting to produce a backup of it. I do Accounts > Backup > Accounts and the file browser comes up, showing a directory ...
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rinkeby balance says 0 after syncing even though transaction shows ether was sent

I'm using truffle to deploy a contract on the rinkeby testnet Here is transaction info saying that my address received ether however as shown below, the balance still shows as 0. truffle(rinkeby)...
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Create new account over IPC

I want to create a new account over IPC so I have started private chain with the below command geth --networkid=5 --datadir DataDir --ipcapi "db,eth,net,web3,personal" --ipcpath "/Users/smartSense/....
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How to interact with Remix contract through web3py

I have an assignment for which I must write a client that can interact with a deployed contract by transacting and filtering event logs, but I cannot figure out how to successfully get either to work ...
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How many non-empty accounts are there?

I am researching into the statistics of Ethereum and I an looking for a datum of how many non-zero balance account currently exist in Ethereum? I know that in total 30M of accounts were created but ...
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Can I add my own fields to JSON files in the keystore directory?

I need to add a few fields to JSON v3 wallet file, can I do it ? What is Ethereum's policy on this? For example, to add account name I would do something like this: { "address": "...
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When I recreate an Account using a Mnemonic, will it also bring back its private key?

I guess my Question is straight-forward, I would like to know if using a Mnemonic to recreate or import an Ethereum (external) Account will actually make or "bring back" the whole KeyPair (public and ...
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Can I use the same private key for Ethereum and Bitcoin?

Both Bitcoin and Ethereum private keys are usually a 256-bit number, isn't it possible to use the same private key for both Bitcoin wallets and Ethereum accounts? For instance, the Bitcoin wiki ...
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How to sign transactions while Geth does not provide private key?

I've lunched Geth for the first time and created some accounts on it. While creating accounts, I entered a password for each, and a key file is generated which contains encrypted private key belonging ...
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In the truffle console, how to set and get current account?

I'm using the $ truffle console. I can see my available accounts using truffle(development)> web3.eth.accounts. But when I run some smart contract code, which account is running the contract? ...
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What do I need to log into Geth?

I had to reformat my OS since the last time I did any mining and so I don’t have any of the data originally on my HD. I do have my Geth account # and assuming I can remember my password is that ...
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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 do i create account remotely?

I have two servers, one for eth-node, one for web api and user db. I want to send request to create account from web server to eth server, but i see it can be created by running command like geth ...
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How to validate a private key?

I could not find any library that, given an hex value, returns true if the given string is a valid ether private key. Any hints?
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How is the storage trie of a user account which does not belong to any contract?

We know that storage trie (stored in the leaf node of state trie) is storing the contract's data related to an account. Then, what will be stored in the storage trie of a user account which does not ...
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keystore path in geth command does not work

I've lunched Geth server and want to store data and keystores in a non-default directory. I've used this command to run Geth: geth --datadir /etc/dir/ --keystore /etc/dir/keystore/ But when I run ...
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Importing accounts into geth from metamask

I Have entered into my geth console geth eth.accounts ["0xf844f0d7acb0d01bf66ffd81809fb96b2236abce", "0xc8d94cb87173fc94c4b165e44a5fc0b047618044", "0x6a0ef1a429c3570cb342963d309dd5aaa9e49cd4", "...
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Ethereum node vs Ethereum accounts

From my understanding, one Ethereum node can have many accounts and only one of the account can perform mining in each node. So, my question will be what are the usage of other accounts in the node ...
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Can an NFT (e.g. ERC721) simultaneously belong to two different entities, say an user Owner, as well as a user Custodian?

For example, on the blockchain say you own a ERC721 Car token at your wallet address, but you want to park it in the ERC998ERC721 top down composable Garage owned by your friend, while still retaining ...
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When closing node (geth ropsten) I cannot save created accounts

I am pretty new to this. I downloaded the ropsten blockchain using a geth command line. Then, using Truffle, I created an account, but when I closed my node (ctrl - c on the geth command line) and ...
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Ethereum Miner validation

I have created a private block chain with three Peers. Peer A is having an account which is having 20 ether. Now I am trying send 21 ether from peer A's account to peer B's Account. It is not throwing ...
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How Ethereum supports in dealing with double spending problems

Let's us consider a scenario where I am using my ethereum wallet for creating a transaction request (where my account balance is 100 eth and I am doing a transaction of 50 eth to someone from one ...
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How do I remove accounts using the Geth console?

I have several accounts I've created in the Geth console using: personal.newAccount() I no longer use (nor have any intention of using) the first couple of accounts I created, meaning whenever I ...
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Geth + Web3 | web3.eth.getAccounts() returns undefined

I have follow this SO answer for sending ERC20 tokens from 1 address to another. I am running into an issue where I am receiving an error that my from address is invalid Error: Error: ...
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Difference between web3.eth.personal.getAccounts() with web3.eth.getAccounts()

What are the differences between web3.eth.personal.getAccounts() and web3.eth.getAccounts()? environment truffle: v5.1.7 using truffle console.
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How can I synchronize account between geth servers?

I have setup geth in 2 servers as a private testing Etheruem environment. In the 1st server, I have created accounts. For the 2nd server, I would like to build as a node to attach the 1st server. ...
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Generating multiple deposite address for one account

I want to create something like a Crypto exchange, in which I need to generate different unique deposit addresses for each user, so they can send funds to their accounts while I can keep track of how ...
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Golang list unlocked accounts from node

Wondering how would I access an unlocked account on the node (private geth) in golang. The flow I'm looking for is: 1. user unlocks their account (using personal.unlockAccount for example) 2. my app ...
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Execute transaction Approve directly against contract address (without ABI)

Solved For now, you will always need the ABI to execute a call against the ethereum network with web3. A simple way is to reconstruct the function you wish to execute is to, either create a separate ...
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how to import UTC-JSON file through web3-eth methods

hey I am working on ethereum wallet. in this i want to import my account through UTC json file, but i didn't find any solution for this in web3-eth command someone can please help to find out the ...
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Local account to local node

If I create my wallet / accounts client-side with web3.eth.accounts how can I "publish" them on my local node? For example, I want to send some ether with an eth faucet to the first created account. ...
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Generate Public Key

I use the command: > eth.getTransaction("0xac844bd1107761fec3abe2f55bf739f0e7cc6dd1cd169a60176bfb22 9826b5a8") Where the brackets contain the hash of the successful transaction. This is what I ...
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Get public key of any ethereum account

Can I somehow get the public key of an ethereum account knowing just the corresponding ethereum address (e.g. 0x54dbb737eac5007103e729e9ab7ce64a6850a310)?

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