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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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How does a contract find out if another address is a contract?

Is it possible, from within a contract written in Solidity, to check if a contract is placed on a specific address or if this address does not contain any code?
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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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How to preallocate multiple accounts with ether for geth --dev chain?

I'm trying to set up a private chain with geth using --dev that has several accounts with lots of ether. It seems unclear if this is possible anymore according to this. Here's what I tried on geth 1....
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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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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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Difference between Ganache and Truffle

What is the difference between this two? I understand that Ganache is like a fake blockchain, but Truffle has that too ? What are the limitations of each and under which circumstance we use either ...
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Unable to Unlock Account Even After specifying allow-insecure-unlock

Software: Ubuntu on VirtualBox Update, tried putting two dashes, on allow-insecure-unlock, doesn't work solidity@solidity:~$ geth attach http://127.0.0.1:8545 --allow-insecure-unlock Incorrect Usage:...
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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 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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Ethereum unlock account

Is there any way to unlock the ethereum account when using the infura api. Can only metamask do it? I would not like to use metamask because not every user has it on the browser
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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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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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Unlock Ethereum account via infura

I am trying to connect my wallet (Metamask) via Infura, but I receiving an error. My code: [HttpPost] public async Task<IActionResult> LoginAsync([ModelBinder(typeof(AccountBinder))] ...
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Is there a way to set specific account when using truffle console rinkeby?

When I tested on ganache-cli at local, I could test on 'truffle console development' with some accounts which ganache-cli gave. But at rinkeby, I can't use function_name(argumets, {from: specific ...
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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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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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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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Original genesis.json file for ethereum mainnet, which should have 314 accounts allocation?

314 accounts are created at the start of ethereum frontier release and some funds were alloted to them. https://www.etherchain.org/charts/totalAccounts where can I get the genesis.json file used to ...
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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 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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Alternatives to Metamask

What are existing alternatives to metamask with that works online inside existing browsers, that don't require installing a browser extension? What are some of the tradeoffs between them?
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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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getAccounts undefined recently

I've been using web3 v 0.20 and I recently noticed that getting accounts from web3.eth.getAccounts(function(error, accounts) { returns undefined. Is Metamask 7.2.1 forcing it to be undefined for ...
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Difference between Account Extended Private Key and BIP32 Extended Private Key

I was using this this useful tool to verify that my wallet generation process was accurate, however when I thought I was generating an Account Extended Private Key, I realized I was actually ...
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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 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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How are ethereum addresses generated?

What criteria does a valid ethereum address need to fulfil? Is it just a random number in hexadecimal? Or does it need to be derived in a specific way, according to some cryptographic algorithm? What ...
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How to check Ethereum smart contract info?

I want to know 3 things: Is an address a smart contract? Is this smart contract an ERC20 or ERC721 token? Is the Solidity code public?
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Which one is more secure and easier to mange among eth.accounts.create, personal.newAccount & eth.accounts.wallet.add

Here are what I knew about them: eth.accounts.create: Generate an address and private key for transaction but did not stored in anywhere. personal.newAccount: Create an account under node, so that ...
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How to get the balance of a contract using web3.js?

I have deployed a contract as follows and determined its balance to be 5000 wei (value: 5000): const thisContract = new web3.eth.Contract(abi); thisContract.deploy({ data: bytecode, ...
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How to call a function with params and check them

I want to create a smart contract that users can send a number to and receive an amount of ether. function airdrop(uint val) public payable { require(airdrop == true); if (val == 0x31){ ...
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How smart contract transactions work?

I read that smart contracts don’t have a private key, so they can’t sign a transaction. My question is: when a smart contract starts a transaction to an EOA, how are we sure that the smart contract ...
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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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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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Unable to unlock account created by php script

I'm using geth over rpc in my php script for a website. In my script I've created a random passphrase that I store in a file so I can use it later to unlock the account. So, to keep thing simple I ...
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Where is storaged the publickey for any account?

I have been reading the Ethereum Yellow paperthat for any account there are four parameters: nonce balance storageRoot codeHash A transaction is signed using three parameters: r,s,v According to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to add a wallet to your geth account list

I just created a new account on myetherwallet.com and installed geth on windows. I opened cmd and typed in 'cd/' and typed 'geth account list'. In return, I got a warning saying there's no etherbase ...
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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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Automatically update account balance with web3.js without polling

I've made a user interface in JavaScript with web3.js where the user can select an account to use. The accounts are displayed together with their current balance for convenience. I load the account ...
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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 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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Is there a way to broadcast account addresses to other nodes in a private blockchain?

I am running a private blockchain and have a couple of geth nodes which are connected. I have multiple accounts on both the nodes. From node 1, through the admin.peers command, I can get the enode URL ...
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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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Multiple Accounts on a single node?

I am a beginner and learning Ethereum. Can somebody please tell me if my understanding is correct? Q) There could be just 1 node running, but multiple accounts?