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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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Error: etherbase address must be explicitly specified

When I make a RPC to geth running remotely, I cannot get the account list / balance of the account. It also says that the coinbase is not set. But as far as I know, isnt the coinbase supposed to be ...
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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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personal.newAccount(“mypassword”) stops the server when i create two accounts consecutively in local privatenet

personal.newAccount("mypassword") stops the server when i try to create two accounts one after the another. personal.unlockAccount(eth.accounts[0],"mypassword"); same happens when I try unlock ...
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Did the ripemd precompiled contract get deleted?

A bug "caused account 0000000000000000000000000000000000000003 to be deleted in block 2675119, even though the deletion should have been reverted due to an out of gas error." Source Did account 0..3 ...
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web3.eth.getBalance(address) throws an error: Invalid JSON RPC response: “”

var web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545")); web3.eth.getBalance(address) throws an error: Invalid JSON RPC response: "" while address is some existing valid ...
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Is it possible to stack transactions?

Is it possible to stack transactions which depend from themselves? Example: State on start: Account A (2 ETH), Account B (0 ETH), Account C (0 ETH) Transaction 1 - Account A sends 2 ETH to Account ...
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How are patricia trees used to prove the balance of an account?

I understand how merkle trees are used to prove the balance of an address with a small subset of the blockchain. On the Ethereum case, though, the result of a transaction could depend on the final ...
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How did the “state clearing” transactions run Out of Gas?

"Failing to revert empty account deletions when the transaction causing the deletions of empty accounts ended with an out-of-gas exception" caused issues with consensus on November 24 2016. Usually, ...
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c++ ethereum could not open wallet

Created 3 accounts as follows: $ eth account new Couldn't open wallet. Does it exist? Enter a passphrase with which to secure this account: Please confirm the passphrase by entering it again: ...
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Authenticating accounts in Ethereum using web3js

Is a there a way to authenticate accounts in Ethereum using Web3js? Or if there are any other ways to authenticate accounts? We are building an application where users can register in our system. ...
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Programmatically unlock certain accounts with Parity?

Using geth it is easy to send transactions from multiple accounts but I do not know how to do this with Parity. I do not want all accounts unlocked. I do not want any account unlocked when it is not ...
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Ethereum Dapp Account Login Protocol with Metamask

I'm building an Ethereum dapp for users to use with Metamask. We're going to have an account management system and I was trying to follow this post on how to achieve a "password-less" account system ...
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Did the original Ethereum ICO have a different BIP32 word list?

I have a 12 word seed which I believe should be BIP32 compliant and I think is from the original Ethereum ICO. It was in an email sent to me (by myself) on 10th July 2014 - which was CoinSummit ...
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What would be the steps required to entirely derive an address with pen and paper?

I'd like to see the steps required to derive an address by hand, with pen and paper, along with an estimate of time required. Is it feasible to derive an address entirely with pen and paper? What ...
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What is an empty account if the state root is not empty?

"State-bloat" attacks led to an empty account being defined as an account that has zero balance, nonce and code. There was a disagreement on EIP 161: I disagree. An account should be considered ...
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Replacement of Bitcoin's 'account' and 'listunspent'

I accept Bitcoin at my website. I use self-developed merchant, based on Bitcoin Core JSON-RPC calls. Now I also want to accept Ethereum. I downloaded geth and as I see it has absolutely different, ...
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Can't deploy contract, does not recognize my 1 ETH

The console says: We can't estimate your gas usage properly, because you need at least 1 ether in your account Select fee is frozen. There is one ether listed at the top of the console.
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Accounts are not showing up in Mist 0.8.5 and 0.8.6

I was Unable to deploy contract on public chain, blockchain syncing was stuck on block 2283415, probably because of DOS attack. I updated my Ethereum-Wallet to latest version 0.8.5 and blockchain sync ...
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GETH accounts imported without my knowledge

I expose only port 30303, not 8545. But when I issue commands eth.accounts. I found these accounts were imported without my knowledge: "0xe4fe1fb7e693c529f5a95dd8b1714d1acfdbd058", "...
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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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Why does address.transfer(amount) cost the same when sent to a new or used address?

In the Ethereum yellow-paper, it's specified that creating a new account costs 25000 gas (Appendix G, entry for Gnewaccount). We can see this if, for example, we call a function that makes a transfer:...
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Paying for gas on behalf of users?

I'm exploring ways to enable contracts/dApp owners to pay for gas on behalf of users. I know contact abstraction should enable this eventually, and the first step has been done with EIP208 which ...
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How can I import the Accounts from ganache-cli into Nethereum?

Is there a way to automatically load the Accounts created by ganache-li into a project which uses Nethereum?
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how to check if account is unlocked via JSON RPC

How would one validate if ethereum account is locked/unlocked via JSON RPC ?
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ETH Accounts per block

Correct me if Im wrong but from my understanding each block has a "stateRoot" property that point to status of the State tree at the time of mining. I also believe that tha state tree contais a list ...
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How can I create or setup multiple accounts for Rinkeby in a Truffle environment?

I use ethereumjs-wallet along with truffle-wallet-provider to connect my Rinkeby account to Truffle: var rinkebyPrivateKey = new Buffer(process.env["RINKEBY_PRIVATE_KEY"], "hex") var rinkebyWallet = ...
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Does MetaMask provide access to acount's keystore file?

I am looking for my account's keystore file. I know usually this is only available through geth. MetaMask already provides the private key, but I'm not looking for the the private key, I'm looking ...
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Is there any way to find all of the Sep/Oct 2016 DDos accounts?

This EIP allowed for the cleaning up of the nearly 20 million DDos accounts created during the September/October 2016 DDos attack. The solution had two parts: (1) the node code had to be changed to ...
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How to limit transactions to only approve addresses?

I am dealing with a private consortium scenario (private Ethereum network) where all participants are known in advance and have assigned an addresses used in genesis. Like to know if its possible to ...
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Account creation in web3 1.0.0

What is the difference between web3.eth.accounts.create() and web3.eth.personal.newAccount() With first invocation I'm able to create a new account. The second call throw me: Invalid JSON RPC ...
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Definition of “registrar” and “author” accounts?

What do these accounts refer to in ethereum? Particularly when setting up a private blockchain?
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Link a profile page to an ethereum address?

If I have made a page with meteor where a user can login and see his own personal profile page, is it then possible to link that profile page to an ethereum address, so the user can update his profile ...
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How to create an account in a Dapp which developed with Parity

I’m developing a Dapp about image storing with Parity these days. And I try to make a new account with JSONRPC right now. But when I searched for some useful API, I found an API in this web:...
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Encrypted accounts backup and restore from 12 word seed

In my wallet I used ethereumjs-accounts library to generate and manage accounts. It allows to export and import accounts by json string or zip file. My goal is to add to export/import functionality 12-...
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How to display old account from UTC file?

I restored old UTC key file from another computer: UTC--2016-07-27T13-36-55.890168500Z--89f8704b0fdaabbb51c128c7fd9664ef218e1795 and added it into keystore folder. I also created fresh account with ...
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Tech challenges related to coinbase account recovery

I am trying to reacquire access to a coinbase account that I used as the repository for ethereum I was mining almost 2 years ago. I have the json file corresponding to the correct address. I have ...
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Can't send transaction using NODE-RED platform - “Warning! Error encountered during contract execution [Bad instruction]”

I'm trying to use NODE-RED (https://nodered.org/) on my RPi using web3 and geth to send simple transactions. The code is the following: //variables var Web3 = global.get('web3'); var upc_abi = //...
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How to create an ethereum accounts for my own token using node js web3

I have created my own token and now I want to create accounts for clients where they stock tokens using node js express.But I have no idea how to generate accounts' address ! Can anyone help me please ...
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Transfer from EtherCamp to local geth does not work (testnet) - Balance is Zero

I am playing around with Ethereum testnet. I created an account at https://test.ether.camp/. I received free Ether and sent 1 Ether to an account address on my local geth client, which I created on ...
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How do I commit an Account Creation when using EthereumJ

I'm currently using EthereumJ-StandaloneBlock and I'm trying to create an account. Account account = ApiServer.jsonRpc.addAccount(aSCreateAccountIncomingVO.getEmail()); logger.info("...
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Account won't keep unlocked: “Locked account cannot sign tx”

at the moment I am trying to make a private testchain work for testing and understanding ethereum. My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to create a contract with python. Therefore I startet pyethapp ...
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How does UTXO fit into this schema?

I have been rather confused by the eponymous web3 stack introduced by the Web3 Foundation. https://wiki.web3.foundation/en/latest/tech_stack/Layer-0/platform_neutral_computation_description_language/ ...
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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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web3.eth.personal.newAccount + JSON RPC error connected to ropsten in metamask

Updated: I have a function where I init web3 and included web3.eth.personal.newAccount at the bottom of the function to create a new account. initWeb3: function() { if (typeof web3 !== '...
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Is there a way to use etherscan API (or another) to get a history of transactions for a specific ERC20 token for an ethereum account?

I want to be able to display the complete history of our token transfers in and out of users wallets. Is there an easy or established way to do this?
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What happens if the “balance” of the address which sends “address.transfer(amount) is ” zero "?

Consider the balance of the address that sends address.transfer(amount); to receive the amount is zero. For example we have following address with balance of zero: web3.eth.getBalance('0x123').then(...
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UPDATE: (I need to run testrpc before running the code) Problem with signing a message with “web3.eth.personal.sign” or “web3.eth.sign”

I use exactly the example of web3js (here) to sign a text. So, I generated a .js file asfollows : Web3 = require("web3") web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545")); ...
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Getting “no key for given address or file” error when trying to unlock account in geth

I'm trying to unlock an ethereum user account using geth, but am getting an error message that doesn't make sense to me. Here's what I do: 1) I start the geth console connected to the ropsten ...
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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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invalid character 'personal_signAndSendTransaction' after top-level value

I am getting this error when I try to sign in to one of my accounts using Mist. If I try to unlock the account using the console I get this error: invalid character 'g' after top-level value