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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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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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I can't call my functions in the components which I can improve to make web3 work correctly?

I'm having a problem with components, I'm using truffle unbox / react, I created a BuyForm.js component that will be the purchase form but I have problems trying to make the purchase I'm not able to ...
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Cancelled Transaction in MetaMask USDC leads to loss of funds

I had attempted to transfer 992 USDC from MetaMask to a Ledger Account but had decided to cancel the transaction. On cancelling, MetaMask reports that the cancellation succeeded, but my MetaMask USDC ...
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Ethereum wallet recommendation

I'm searching for a software Ethereum wallet + sub-service around it, which is capable of withdrawing to a bank account/PayPal. I would prefer PayPal, but there aren't many of these. Also I need ...
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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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web3.eth.accounts[0] undefined

I am new and I am trying to make my first transaction using geth and truffle. to specify a sender address I type in the truffle console: src = web3.eth.accounts[0] but I get "undefined" if I ...
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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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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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What is the best practice to find out deposits to some Ethereum accounts?

Suppose we have multiple Ethereum accounts and we are trying to track them for any deposit. I mean we want to be notified for any transaction in the blockchain if the transaction is to any of our ...
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Are there any open source accounting systems

I am looking for some accounting system for my project. I am developing an app where people have their own accounts, just like on any centralized exchange. Users will be able to deposit some ERC20 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the password to an account?

The private key of an owned Ethereum account is encrypted with a password and kept in a so-called key file. How can I change this password?
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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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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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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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trying to send some tokens from unlocked account

So I'm trying to send some tokens from an, with ganache-cli unlocked, address to mine to try something out, however for my code to work I need some starting amount of the initial token. Is there some ...
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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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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 coins ...
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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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How can I create an ethereum wallet which can show many addresses balance?

I'm looking for a wallet which can scan many ethereum addresses balance,(like electrum for bitcoin). I need to import 200 (or more) eth addresses and scan their balances include their tokens(if funded)...
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Truffle Console: How to print Ether values for the accounts?

I am trying to follow a tutorial available at: medium Just Dev > getBalance = web3.eth.getBalance > balanceInEth = address => web3.fromWei(getBalance(address).toString()) I got errors so I ...
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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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problem with sending ethers on ropsten network

I am trying to send ethers from one address to another address on the ropsten network but I get the message "undefined". Here is my code: web3.eth.getTransactionCount(account1, (error, ...
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Concurrency patterns for account nonce

The account nonce is the only element in the transaction structure that prevents replay attack (as explained in this very good answer). It essentially forces sequentialisation of an account's ...
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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 queue of pending transactions will be confirmed if send last transaction with high gas price?

I have several pending transactions from the same account with a low gas price. What if I send one more transaction with next nonce but high gas price? Can it help to mine all pending transactions ...
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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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Solidity-how to transfer ether from an account to a smart contract as deposit

I just started to learn Solidity. In the SimpleAution contract, there are two functions, bid() and withdraw(), the former iniating a bid, transfering some ethers to the contract as deposit, the later ...
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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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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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The send transactions “from” field must be defined using Infura web3

when I try to send my transaction using infura I get this error "The send transactions "from" field must be defined" My problem is my web3 object. When I used Metamask and ...
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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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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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How to synchronise accounts between different geth installations

I have a problem. If I build two geth nodes A and B, these two nodes are already in communication and synchronization. I created accountA on node A, and I can unlock accountA on node A with the ...
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What happens in the account state when we pre-send ethers to a smart contract?

I'm asking this question in relation to this one : pre_sending Ether where the OP asked in a comment of the answer about what happens at the low-level when pre-sending ethers to a smart contract. As ...
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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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What exactly web3.eth.accounts.create do

When web3.eth.accounts.create is used to create an account something like this can be seen. web3.eth.accounts.create(); > { address: "0xb8CE9ab6943e0eCED004cDe8e3bBed6568B2Fa01", ...
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How to transfer the whole balance of an account?

If I have an account with 5 ETH, can I send the full account balance of 5ETH to another account and have exactly 5ETH received on the second account ? I understood that it will fail because I have no ...
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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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Deploy from Remix to Quorum using password? “authentication needed: password or unlock”

I can SSH into the box that is running Quorum: run geth with the flag --allow-insecure-unlock geth attach new-node-1/geth.ipc personal.unlockAccount(eth.accounts[0]) I'm interested in knowing if I ...
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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 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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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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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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How do i change Truffle default account after contract deployment to interact with it?

I work with Truffle and Ganache along side Windows Powershell. Here, Truffle's default account is account[0]. I deploy my contract with that. After a while, i need to interact with the contract with ...

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