Questions tagged [hd-wallets]

Hierarchical deterministic wallets (or "HD Wallets") are wallets which can be shared partially or entirely with different systems, each with or without the ability to spend coins.

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Can someone explain the meaning of derivation path in wallet in plain English (such as m/44'/60'/0'/0)?

Like m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / change / address_index which gives say a value of m/44'/60'/0'/0 What is the meaning of "m", purpose, coin type, etc.
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How can I get a mnemonic phrase from a private key?

I have a private key for my wallet and also a keystore for it. I want to use it in MEWConnect. Is there a way to get a mnemonic phrase from a private key?
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What Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallets are available for Ethereum?

A Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet has some nice features such as easier backup (instead of needing to backup multiple keystore files and the passwords for each of them). Are there any ...
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What is the difference between m/44'/60'/0'/0 and m/44'/60'/0'?

When linking MyEtherWallet with a hardware wallet, there is a dropdown to select the HD derivation path. I understand that m/44'/60'/0'/0 is the default. For some reason Ledger uses m/44'/60'/0'. I'm ...
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What is a HD wallet for Ether and how to create one using nodejs?

I know the basics of blockchain and how to use geth. However, I'm curious to know how to build a wallet using nodejs. What I basically is that you can create a account using geth console (private ...
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Web3 create account from mnemonic + passphrase

I'm trying to create an ethereum account using web3-js by providing a mnemonic + passphrase (created with BIP39-js) but can't seem to find an implementation of web3.eth.accounts.create() that accepts ...
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Are mnemonic seeds or hierarchical deterministic wallets standardized?

Some wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum will give you a list of about 15 words to write down instead of giving you a private key. From what I understand, the list of words is derived from the key, and ...
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Is possible to continue the BIP32/BIP39 algorithm from a Pk and Sk pair and “climb” to the mnemonic seed?

A few days reading about the BIP algorithm and the generation of the key pairs. Found that on the BIP 32 Paper: Child key derivation (CKD) functions Given a parent extended key and an index i, ...
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Ethereum HD Wallet implementation in Golang, is there any library in go?

I need a library in golang to implement HD Wallet.
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How compatible are ICAP addresses with HD wallets?

A Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet has some nice features such as easier backup (instead of needing to backup multiple keystore files and the passwords for each of them). Since ICAP addresses ...
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How to connect truffle using HDWallet provider to Websocket-powered node?

I am using truffle-hdwallet-provider to connect to the node that operates over https and it works perfectly. Now I want to connect to websocket-powered node but keep my HD Wallet provider. I cannot ...
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Getting Addresses using a Path causes the error: Could not derive hardened child key

I am using ethereumjs-wallet npm package to generate a unique wallet address for each user. However instead of using the mnemonic/seed, a public extended key xpub will be used instead to keep the ...
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How to set truffle-hdwallet-provider as the Web3 currentProvider inside a web page

https://github.com/trufflesuite/truffle-hdwallet-provider/blob/master/README.md provides sample usage for the deployment configuration inside tuffle.js. I need a sample that update the Web3 ...
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Hierarchial deterministic wallets on Android

Is there some implementation which lets me create Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets for Ethereum on Android ? I am looking for some library which lets me create the same.
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How to use key derivation and 'coin selection' to increase privacy, like in Bitcoin?

In Bitcoin, you can have increased privacy by never re-using addresses. A single private key can generate many addresses if you are using a key derivation scheme. In Ethereum, instead of UTXOs you ...
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Mnemonic and HD Path in Ganache and ethereumjs-tx gives different private key and address

I am having difficulty reproducing the private key and address using the mnemonic and HD path provided by Ganache. Mnemonic weird farm vast surge upper truth answer end radar impact mind jeans HD ...
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How to export extended (master) public key from MetaMask

I want to export extended public key for watch-only access to all ethereum addresses in the MetaMask HD wallet at once. It's very usefull for tracking of all portfolio/wallets in one place, especially ...
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Does ethereum wallets have HD addresses like Bitcoin? How do I generate my own seed? [duplicate]

Bitcoin has HD wallet addresses where you can generate a 12 word seed which generates all the addresses moving forward. Does Ethereum have something like this in the mist wallet? How can someone get ...
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Is it possible to spend from multiple addresses and broadcast just one tx? [duplicate]

In bitcoin I can combine UTXO from multiple addresses into a single transaction. In Ethereum it seems that if I want to spend from multiple addresses I need to do N transactions. This makes HD wallets ...
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Total metamask balance

I am curious how to get the total current balance of my metamask wallet with as many "accounts" inside it as it bears in the moment? As I can understand metamask is the HD wallet and all my addresses ...
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Convert BIP-39 mnemonic to Ethereum private key in Python

How do I convert a BIP-39 mnemonic to an Ethereum private key in Python (via BIP-44 key derivation)? All the libraries I found that gave me the intended result depend on the two1 package, which ...
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Ethereum HD address generator

I'm writing a library for Ethereum BIP44 address trees and comparing it against https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ using the same mnemonic phrase. Given this mnemonic (just a test) report dash combine ...
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How to get the sum of tokens on all Ethereum addresses generated by one private key?

I need a tool that automatically show all wallet addresses generated with one private key. Ideally, it would be to manage tokens on any of the addresses from one place. This is implemented in the web ...
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generate unique mnemonic with password(only)

I am trying to create an exodus like wallet, where for the first time user just need to enter the password to register on wallet. The method I thought, running PBKDF2 on the password with empty salt ...
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Different address with single mnemonic phrase

I'm trying to implement ethereumjs-wallet library to my code. But when I decided to compare generated accounts with accounts generated with the same mnemonic here, I got absolutely different accounts, ...
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Ethereum HD wallet library for Java

Is there any Ethereum HD wallet java library? I find a popular java library on Github, web3j, which doesn't support HD wallet yet.
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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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What is the easiest/safest way to build my own Ethereum wallet (BIP44 HD)

I would like to build my own BIP-44 Hierarchical Deterministic wallet to store my ethers and to make transactions (receive/send). I'm not interested to use an wallet app. I don't care about the ...
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HD wallet public to public key derivation and non-hardened keys

This question is about hierarchical deterministic wallets and the bip32 standard which, as I understand it, allows you to deterministically derive child private/public key pairs from a master seed ...
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Extended private key vs private key

I am trying to make an hd wallet based on nodejs. So to have a secure wallet I have created wallet in my offline machine const hdkey = require('ethereumjs-wallet/hdkey'); const bip39 = require('...
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How to combine a MultiSigWallet with the advantages of a HD Wallet?

For a token sale we want to use the MultiSigWallet from ConsenSys where all team members will registered as signer while every transaction needs to be signed by at least 2 team members. Otherwise we ...
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Generate / recover HD wallet with username/password only

Is there any way to generate HD wallet based on username/password combination only? I understand that I can easily generate and recreate the wallet in a deterministic way based on a mnemonic phrase (...
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Can hd wallets have different withdrawal permission levels?

Specifically, is it possible for a wallet to have a key which can spend an ERC721 collectible, but its child keys not?
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Do we need to spend Gas to move ERC20 token inside a bip32/HD wallet

I just wondering to know in order to move erc20 token inside a bip32/HD wallet from child to parent to we need to spend any gas? (example: imagine I made a HD wallet which supporting ERC20 tokens and ...
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Unable to send large transactions on ethereum private chain

I have a small contract pragma solidity ^0.4.17; contract A10test{ mapping(uint=>string) public data; uint public revisionNo=0; function setdata(string _data) public { data[revisionNo] = ...
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What exactly is an extended public/private key?

How do they differ per derivation level? For example is the extended public key of the master node equivalent for all intents and purposes as a depth 3 node's extended public key? Therefor can I ...
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Can I use a Bitcoin client to sign a message with an Ethereum address?

If an Ethereum address is a point on the Bitcoin EC, then one can use the private key that matches that address to sign a message using bitcoin software. I'd like someone to prove they have the ...
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How to initiate ethereum transaction in HD wallets using python?

I've managed to generate HD wallet for ethereum where I have Master Key, xpriv, xpub (156 in lengh) keys but for signing a transaction I need private key of address(64 Characters). How could we ...
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How to programmatically generate sub addresses using the root address in hd wallet?

And without using the private key. I've been digging into the ConsenSys's eth-lightwallet, although it uses a derived private key to generate the address which would expose the root private in danger. ...
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Can you get the seed phrase of a HD wallet from the private key of one of the wallets?

Let us say I have a HD wallet. Can I get it’s seed phrase from the private key of one of its wallets? Also are seed phrases just easy to remember private keys? If so does that mean that from the seed ...
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Unable to Generate Same Account from MetaMask Mnemonic in EthereumJSWallet

I've been unable to generate the Account I see in MetaMask in EthereumJSWallet even if I use the same mnemonic. Due to the lack of documentation, I may be misunderstanding how to do so. I have run ...
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How to push new wallet into Ethereum blockchain?

Imagine that I generated normally encrypted(by Ethereum standards) wallet keys(private, public). How to push this generated wallet into Ethereum node? Is it possible to push new wallet into node, ...
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Load an HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallet

I'm trying to find a way to programmatically generate Ethereum addresses based on an initial seed and then extract any funds that land in those addresses. Here's what I've tried: Generated a 24 word ...
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truffle migrate fails silently

I'm trying to deploy a truffle project to testnet. When I run truffle migrate --reset --network rinkeby --verbose-rpc, this is output: You can improve web3's peformance when running Node.js versions ...
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Is there any way to fund a new account privately via a randomising pool?

It isn't currently possible to create a new HD wallet account and privately fund it, is it? I'm aware of this thread, but I'm not asking about SNARKs. Instead, I'm curious if there's any way to send ...
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What kind of HD Wallet is used in test rpc?

EthereumJS TestRPC starts with a HD Wallet: HD Wallet ================== Mnemonic: behave differ train script wedding grant carbon buyer tape make wise soup Base HD Path: m/44'/60'/0'/0/{...
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How to program a website to accept Ethereum payments

Assume I have a site and I want to give unique address to each of my users that generated by an HD wallet. If each user, send a little amount to his/her address,that it was less than transaction fee, ...
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derivation path for ethereum?

how are you doing! I would like to know what happens if from a ethereum seed I derive a wallet using BIP49, BIP84 derivation path and then send ethereum from another wallet which is BIP32 or BIP44, ...
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can sign derived wallet transactions with main's wallet private key of seed phrase?

I would like to sign a transaction from a wallet which is derived from a seed, and sign it, with it's parent first address and private key derived from the seed, can I sign any tx of any derived ...
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How to generate multiple ethereum addresses using HDWallet?

const mnemonic= 'clown shiver beach wheel this mixture emotion illness fatigue amateur talent bitter' console.log(`0x${hdwallet.derive(`m/44'/60'/0'/0/0`).getAddress().toString('hex')}`) ...