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Questions tagged [accounts]

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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Can I transfer the funds from an account with just the account number and password?

I have lost all the files from an Ethereum node where I had an account with some ether in it (I know I should have backed it up). Given than I know the account number and the password, can I transfer ...
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Is ethereumwallet.com generating the keys client-side?

Is ethereumwallet.com generating the all the keys, accounts and transactions client-side? Is it legit and safe to use? Is it possible to confirm the javascript has no backdoors? Can it be trusted?
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How do I transfer funds to another account from a lightwallet.dat file

I have a lightwallet.dat file which I exported from ujomusic.com. It's in a different format to that used by geth. I don't expect geth will import it so can I create an account with the same number as ...
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What happens to the etherbase while migrating a mining rig?

I've successfully set up a 4 GPU rig and have been mining for about a month now. I see that my rig has an ether base, and i essentially mine ether to that base. The base has an address something akin ...
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Should I always put 0x at the start of Ethereum addresses?

Should I always put 0x at the start of Ethereum addresses? Sending ether to addresses without 0x seem to work perfectly fine. when sending to an address, do you include the "0x" before the rest of ...
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Can geth and eth share the same accounts and blockchain?

It appears when I have multiple ethereum clients installed, that they all have their own data, accounts and even their own copy of the blockchain. Is it possible to share accounts and the blockchain ...
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Why don't Ethereum addresses have checksums?

A checksum, similar to its use in Bitcoin addresses, can primarily prevent mistyped or invalid addresses from being used, before a transaction with an invalid address is constructed. Why don't ...
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What's the difference between Accounts and Wallets in Mist?

In Mist, there are some addresses listed as accounts, and some listed as wallets. What's the difference? Which should I use? And why do I need Ether to create a Wallet?
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How do I backup my ether accounts?

I want to backup my accounts onto a USB or other external device for safe-keeping. How can I do that?
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How interact with Ethereum without (gas) ether?

Ethereum is not a currency but use ether (gas) to pay the fees, therefore someone will need an Ether account to pay and build the application. But how can someone get an account for each activity ...
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What is a replay attack?

During the launch of the frontier network, users were cautioned not to reuse keys from the Olympic testnet in order to prevent "replay attacks". What is a replay attack, and why would re-using a key ...
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How can I create a multisignature address on Ethereum?

I want to store my ether in a form that requires more than one digital signature in order to authorise spends. How do I do on that on Ethereum?