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the storage of your private keys for the ethereum clients

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i have wallet's keystore file and private key. how can i find mnemonic words [duplicate]

I have keystore file and private key of my wallet. i need this wallet's mnemonic words. How can i find mnemonic phrase from this json file and private key? I tried mycrypto and mew but i couldnt find ...
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Ethereum JSON keystore file leaked - security?

If the JSON keystore file has been leaked but the password has not, can the attacker with the keystore file do anything? Assume the password is 20 or more characters long and not used in any other ...
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keystore path in geth command does not work

I've lunched Geth server and want to store data and keystores in a non-default directory. I've used this command to run Geth: geth --datadir /etc/dir/ --keystore /etc/dir/keystore/ But when I run ...
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Geographic distribution of keys in Key Management

I'm making key management for a company and there is a question about Geographic distribution of keys. I understand that the keys should be backed up in different locations, but about the geographic ...
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Golang list unlocked accounts from node

Wondering how would I access an unlocked account on the node (private geth) in golang. The flow I'm looking for is: 1. user unlocks their account (using personal.unlockAccount for example) 2. my app ...
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Clef signer - standalone docker container

To automate the signing capabilities I'm happy how clef is working. I've a couple of concerns though. answering the commandline prompts on clef init, clef clef attest, and clef. I'm wondering how i ...
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How to Locate Private Key/JSON file of Account Created in Geth terminal

Software: Ubuntu on Virtual Box I created test account in geth terminal (rinkeby network), i.e., but I am not finding keystore, or json file in home\rinkeby\keystore Please assist can someone ...
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Confusion due to shared keystore of Mist and Ethereum Wallet

I wasn't aware of the fact that Mist and Ethereum Wallet would use the same Geth and keys in the background and as a result made a big mistake to operate them at the same time... So now there's the ...
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How to get my private key from keystore file for creating raw transactions Web3.js [duplicate]

I am trying to get my Ethereum private key, so that I can create raw transactions to broadcast through infura. Currently, I have a keystore file that was created with Geth, but this is not directly ...
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How get private key or password from my keystore [duplicate]

I had wallet from 2016, but i'm forget password login by keystore. Current i just had keystore, how i can get private key or password keystore? Thank so much
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Find keyfile of an account

I have several accounts in my Geth wallet. I need to locate the keystore file of a given account but there doesn't seem to be any connection between the keystore file names and the accounts. How do I ...
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Get full name of keystore file after creating it

After creating a keystore by this code ks := keystore.NewKeyStore("./tmp", keystore.StandardScryptN, keystore.StandardScryptP) password := "secret" account, err := ks.NewAccount(password) ...
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I did not dowload the keystore when I created my etherwallet account

Last year I created a account in my etherwallet, when it finished, i just saved the address of wallet and password,did not save keystore file also private key. Now I access in my etherwallet, they ...
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aes-128-ctr is not available

While trying to extract key from keystore file using password, using the library keythereum, I'm getting the error: aes-128-ctr is not available I'm using web3 version ^0.19.1. Ref: https://github....
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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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How to create batch of accounts by using geth?

To create on account&keystore using: geth --datadir node1/ account new How to create 100 account&keystore in one time?
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Lost my Seed Words for MetaMask

I am very shocked. After a crash on my computer, I lost my Seed Words file to access my MetaMask account. However, I found a Keystore file (UTC or json file), but when I import it into MetaMask I can ...
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Where does metamask store the wallet seed? (file path)

I have a Windows installation that cannot be booted anymore. I'd like to copy the file containing the Metamask wallet seed to another machine and have that Metamask installation use it. The same ...
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How do the other nodes know which particular node has the account used in the transaction?

A brief about my setup. I am using a private Ethereum network with 3 nodes. I have made all the nodes as peers of each other by using: admin.addPeer("enode:1234abcd..") When mining takes place, all ...
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How to decrypt Keystore ethereum with my password [duplicate]

I'm used ./geth command line for create address with command ./geth account new and put password. and after that system create keystore file. how to decrypt keystore file with my password for get ...
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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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Where does parity look when trying to import geth keystore files

I'm in the directory for parity keystore files, namely, ~/.local/share/io.parity.ethereum/keys/ and I've run: parity --import-geth-keys But I get an error saying: Failed to find geth keys ...
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Geth account list is blank and also ethereum keystore value is blank

I am new to ethereum block-chain. I created a smart contract. I want to deploy it on test network(Rinkeby) with ethereum node(geth).I install geth on system.And connect with Rinkeby test network. ...
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How to access an account if node is down

Consider a following scenario for a multi node private blockchain network: If one node is down, how can I access accounts created on that node from another node without having private key of the ...
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Revoking public keys

I am starting to play around with Ethereum and smart contracts. I was wondering is there is a way in Eth to revoke or kill of a public key you have given out? If so, will the other party be ...
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How to add account in rinkeby test network?

I have a problem on creating a wallet account. I have downloaded mist. I have downloaded ethereum wallet. I have no idea on anything of this. I am new to this. I have choosen Develop->Network->...
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how to decrypt aes 128 keystore offline with password [duplicate]

i want to create dapp like cold wallet on which i can access my sign transaction with private key but in order to get private key for each time i need offline code or script to decrypt my keystore ...
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Extract the private and public key from the UTC file [duplicate]

When I create a new account using Geth, it creates a UTC file corresponding to the account. All I know is that the UTC file consists of an encrypted private key. How can I decrypt this? How can I ...
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Is it safe to use web3 with electron/angular?

I am building an electron or angular (not sure yet) application integrated with web3. I will be using a parity node and infura as a fallback node to communicate with the blockchain. I will be ...
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Could my private key could be reconstructed from just the ciphertext, salt and my password

Lets assume hypothetically that I have these all written down on paper somewhere. In comparison to the keystore, which I consider a JSON file that's too long, can I theoretically disregard all other ...
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create offline ethereum wallet in android

How to create an Ethereum wallet (Keystore JSON file) in android using org.web3j:core:3.3.1-android (web3j library). Please guide me to create one.
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Is it feasible to perform signing with a private key inside a smart contract?

Is it possible/feasible to have a private key stored inside a smart contract and sign transactions with it or would the calculations be to pricey in gas? For example a smart contract should create ...
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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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Creating account. How to use Keystore file

I'm currently creating an account and I just got my keystore file. I'm curious as to how I use this if my account is lost or I lost my password. Do I have to use any of the text in the file or do I ...
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Generate keystore file from raw private key (using geth)?

I have my public & private key (generated with MyEtherWallet), however, I forgot to create a keystore file, which would make my online access to the wallet a bit safer if I'm correct. I got to ...
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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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keystore file was not created/downloaded

when creating a myetherwallet, a keystore file was not created/downloaded and there isn't a private key in my wallet. Also, the system will not print a paper wallet
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How to manage keystore in private blockchain?

Ethereum Setup : I have created the private blockchain using two nodes (node1, node2). I have mounted a share drive between these two node to store keystore values so that both nodes can have same ...
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Can i recover my private key with the keystore file? [duplicate]

I have a wallet on myetherwallet.com. I lost my private key. I am still able to open my wallet using the keystore JSON file. Can i have my private key back? How?
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Lost my computer and external hard drive with my keystone file

Last week my laptop bag was stole. It contained my laptop with my ethereum wallet and my external hard drive where i backed up my keystore file. I'm fairly new to ethereum, I purchased 1 eth back in ...
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Is it possible to generate a keystore file from address and password [duplicate]

I think I already know the answer, but thought I would ask anyway. I have lost my keystore file while backing up an ETH wallet. I did not have the private key noted down anywhere else, so currently ...
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How do I re-generate a lost Ethereum keystore file with only the Seed Phrase and Password?

If I don't have the Ethereum Software Wallet Keystore anymore, but I recorded the Seed Phrase and Password: How can I regenerate the keystore, if possible, and Can it be done on a Windows machine if ...
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Geth JSON keys VS MEW JSON keys

The format of JSON keystores created by the Go-Ethereum Geth executable are slightly different format than the JSON keys created on the MyEtherWallet website. Can anyone explain the differences? I ...
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Web wallet best practices

I'm putting together an ether/erc20 token wallet in a chrome extension but would like to follow best practices with regards to private key security. I'm using localstorage to handle login and its ...
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keystore file's character length seems really small to be a wallet/key

Apologies, new to Ethereum, but I have read a bit and searched. wc -c of my keystore file is only 491 characters and I don't see anything that looks like a private key block. Could this possibly be ...
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Why geth use scrypt for key derivation?

As I understand scrypt was designed to be computationally intensive, so that it takes a relatively long time to compute. For what geth need this? And why it does not use, for example, SHA-256?
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Ethers.js - missing signer

I'm working on ethers npm package and after instantiating wallet, I'm trying to transfer some tokens to the address. but it is throwing out an error missing-signer. Do anyone know, what mistake I ...
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Is it Safe to Share the Wallet Keystore File Without Password?

There is an ICO that asks for ethereum keystore file, which is unusual for me as far as ICOs go. Even though it does not looks like it contains private key and password it still feels unsettling. Is ...
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ethers.js connect to private net RPC

I'm trying to work on ethereum and currently I'm using ethers npm package and I was trying to connect it to my private net which I will be using it for testing. I've run my geth with this command. ...
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Can I use my private key and pw to access MyEtherWallet on a new CPU? If so, how?

My hard drive pretty much melted because Dell laptops suck. I saved my private key and would like to access myetherwallet from a new computer. When I enter the private key on its own as a "Keystore ...