Questions tagged [private-key]

in assymetric cryptography, the private key is used to unlock, sign or decrypt

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Coinbase wallet 12 word seed used on metamask?

I have a couple of issues. I have a Coinbase acct. I have a number of coins on there. And, of course I have the 12 word seed. If I use this 12 word seed and import it on metamask will all my coins ...
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Newbie question - What does it mean to download one's Ethereum wallet into a file?

I am a crypto/Ethereum newbie. I came across LocalCryptos (localcryptos.com), which is a non-custodial platform used mainly for trading ETH. It says: Keep your funds secure by backing up your wallet. ...
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I sent ETH to my LINK wallet

Yes I know I'm an idiot, as I said, I sent ETH via Metamask to my LINK wallet on Coinbase. I can see the transaction on bscscan but I don't know how to go about accessing/converting it, any help would ...
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Private key opens a different address than the one that it “should”

I have a small problem (hope it doesn't prove to be huge) with importing wallets using private keys. I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to Ethereum, and was hoping you guys could maybe help ...
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Simple question : Can I send private key via Solidity and an approved contract code?

I want to make an approved contract using Solidity and place the private key altering the state of a contract, for a certain address owner to obtain. Can this be done, and how ?
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Change seed phrases

How I understand seed phrase is a secured phrase of my private keys. And then I have a question: If I create a wallet I get one seed phrase, one account and one private key. If I push another private ...
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Does Exporting tokens from a metamask account with private key to a wallet, export the ethereum too?

Wanting to know if I’m exporting with my private key from metamask to a wallet will all contents of the MM account be exported? iE will the ethereum be exported along with my Theta token? Or would ...
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Is there any method to generate new public private key pair in solidity?

I want to generate a new ethereum account in solidity(if possible in online Ide remix) & sign transactions with the private key. In other words, I want more ethereum account apart from the default ...
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Understanding private key handling with Parity Signer

I'm new to the world of crypto currency and need some explanations on how Parity Signer in particular handles private keys. As far as I've understood, the private key is the most critical piece of ...
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Generating an Ethereum wallet with an existing private key

I want to understand how Ethereum works and i want to calculate the public key and wallet address from private key. I have read this tutorial: https://piyopiyo.medium.com/generating-an-ethereum-wallet-...
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Sign a transaction programmatically with a bash command line command

Let's suppose i have my metamask/ledger secret seed phrase. Here is what i want to do: I want to calculate the first account private key I want to sign a message with this private key It is possible ...
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Check whether public address was derived from a private key

I have several ETH accounts (and I own a private key from each one of them). I also have an address with a public key (holding some funds of course) but I totally forgot where this address came from. ...
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How to hide the private key for sign trnx with NodeJS?

When I sign a transacction in a website I do it with Metamask and my private key is safe. Now I am signing transactions automatically from a NodeJS like the next code. Can I somehow hide my privateKey ...
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How to get public key from private key in C?

I know the theory behind generating the public address. convert to 65 byte uncompressed key removed first "04" byte, we have ...
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How to extract private key for Ethereum Ledger Account using Recovery Phrase BIP39 tool?

Can someone please tell me how to find my public key address in a "sea" of Derived Addresses when using the BIP39 (44 for Ethereum) tool? I've isolated a laptop with this loaded in a browser,...
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What is the safest way to generate an ethereum wallet for cold storage?

I am currently making a DIY cold storage using a desktop computer. I cannot find any good desktop wallet for ethereum cold storage. Something like electrum for BTC. So, I can only found these 3 ways ...
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Is it safe to publish a raw signed transaction in etherscan?

I'm making a flow of creating a transaction offline, and publish it using external node (etherscan.io). So the flow will go from here: I will use this code to generate a signed raw tx var { ...
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Non ERC 20 coin sent by mistake to MyEtherWallet (MEW)

Newbie here - apologies for anything inappropriate and lack of tech expertise. I made a dumb mistake and sent some THETA tokens to a MEW Ether address. My bad - I had not realised that THETA had moved ...
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If I don't use metamask who manages the private key and the incoming or outgoing ether?

I want to build a dapp without using metamask but web3.js and a node (geth / parity). So if I use this second method what happens when ethere needs to be sent to an account?
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Exchange wallets, hardware wallets and web wallets: Why don't they all have a seed recovery phrase?

Here's what I think is going on Exchange wallets for ether have no seed recovery phrase. Only one's log-in and password to their account on the exchange grants access to their wallet. Hardware ...
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Generating a private key from a single mnemonic

I want to generate an Ethereum private key from a single word mnemonic. For example, (1) I could use keccack256 online tool to transform a word to a private key. Would this be a valid key? Are there ...
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Please help to detect ETHEREUM JSON key file

Time: 2014 year. I have next key: {"public_key":"02f6197ef15d989898b11c6c0axxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "data":"...
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one wallet address, multiple users, what is the best way to keep the private key secured?

I would like to develop an application using the web3j. However, it needs to be just one wallet that multiple users will deposit and withdraw from. The allowances are kept in a centralized database. ...
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Recover Lost Funds from Botched ETH Deposit Without Access to Private Keys?

I'm using the wei approach (4 right-most zeros) as a marker to track user deposits on my site. In short, every user on the site is told to append a custom amount of "wei" to every deposit ...
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Why is sending ETH from multiple accounts in a single transaction deemed a “security hole”?

A user on Ethereum SE posted the following As you noticed, there is no way to send a single from multiple addresses. There is always just one sender. For Ether transfers the Ether value is always ...
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Recovering private key from keystore file

Recently I came across my old keystore file from the original Ethereum Wallet that I used back in 2017. Unfortunately I cannot find the private key or password for that wallet anymore, big problem of ...
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What is a better way to use whisper to implement a chat room?

I want to use whisper to implement a chat room in my dapp. I learned about whisper, if you want to realize the function of private chat, you need to know the public key of other people. For a user who ...
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Finding Wallet Password Using Known Private Key

I have a bit of an odd question, I have two wallet files that I encrypted a few years ago, both of them have the same password, I have the private key for one of the wallet json files (MEW structure). ...
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Reliable and universal account recovery

I am producing kinda salary system. If somebody loses an account, he or she loses the salary for his entire lifetime!! So need some account recovery. First I wanted to use my own recovery system with ...
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How to get the private key from the keystore file

The book Mastering Ethereum explains the keystore file in geth as follows: "The private key in the JSON file is not directly encrypted by the password. On the contrary, the password will be ...
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Will Ethereum generate the same private key? [duplicate]

We know that Ethereum first generates a 256-bit private key, and then generates a 160-bit address on the basis of this private key. So in theory, it is possible for Ethereum to generate the same ...
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The security of private key with geth on the server-side

If you initiate a transaction in real time, you need to store the private key on the geth server to initiate the transaction. Once the geth server is hacked, the private key may be leaked. Is there ...
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My wallet has been compromised, how can I transfer all remaining funds to another wallet

Some scammers managed to get hold of my Private Key and trashed my wallet, using an automatic script. They didn't get hold of everything, because there was not enough Ethereum in it for paying gas ...
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Find the private keys to a derived ETH address from BIP39 mnemonic

I'm trying to find the private keys to a derived ETH address from a master BIP39 mnemonic / 12 word seed phrase. I can import the seed into MetaMask and can see/access the funds for the primary/master ...
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Private key or password for Account that is deployed on remix

I have deployed new contract on remix ethereum got Contract Adress as well as account address but now i want private key or password for my account address how to get that because while creating i ...
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What does it mean when “admin keys have been burnt”?

I've seen multiple times projects on Ethereum that have stated that their "admin keys have been burnt", thus ensuring security to all the users that the developer will not modify/update any ...
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Can't sweep from Paper wallet. Unsupported Format

I have an Ethereum paper wallet from 2 years ago. I am trying to sweep the paper wallet using Coinomi. The app states that the format of the private key is unsupported. The public key works properly ...
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Sweeping ETH from a 2 year old paper wallet, help?

I have a paper wallet from an ETH atm from 2 years ago. I am trying to sweep the funds onto a digital wallet. I have used multiple ETH wallet apps on my phone but none of them were able to recognize ...
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How to sync wallet files with different servers on private blockchain

We have a private blockchain setup with three instances on ubuntu 16.04. Each instance consists of 3 authorities to achieve availability in case of failure by redirecting to another instance. Folder ...
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how come i can generate keys using bip39 with only one words as seedphrase/mnemonic without any error?

Seed phrase/mnemonic is supposed to be 12 words or 24 words but I am able to generate keys with single word seed phrase using bip39 library without any error? what is happening here? how is this ...
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I have my public key and seed phrase, but private key is lost (MetaMask)

I lost access to a specific address generated in MetaMask web wallet, I still have the public address and my seed phrase. Re-creating my account using the same seed in MetaMask isn't showing that ...
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Is there a way to retrieve private key of ganache account with web3?

web3.eth.getAccounts() returns list of accounts. Is there a way around to get the private key of one of the account from the list returned from the above code?
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Attach to tessera node failing

Im installed quorum with tessera but when i need to attach to any node using command $ ./attach.sh 1 show error "Fatal: Unable to attach to remote geth: dial unix qdata/dd1/geth.ipc: connect: no ...
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How does MetaMask secure / store unlocked accounts?

I understand that MetaMask stores the encrypted vault somewhere like C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn ...
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Fundamental question! (HD Wallet private key hacked) [closed]

What is the probability of the mnemonic or privatekey of the HD wallet being hacked? It is being used as a wallet created by metamask. The user is using a wallet with a private key backed up by ...
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Need to access ether with my private key

I had a small amount of ether stored in a wallet i downloaded from the appstore (on android). Unfortunately my phone broke and now I cant find the same app on the store anymore. I tried finding the ...
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Generating a private key without a library

As far as I understand, a private key in the context of Ethereum is simply 256 random bits. The actual application of secp256k1 comes in when converting this to the public key, signing, etc. Based on ...
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Whats the best way to sign and send a transaction?

Hey I want to send a transaction that has a message embedded in it. I want the most secure way to unlock the personal account. I have full node GETH installed and am using web3.I have a nodejs script ...
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How to find private key on build.secondstate

I'm a beginner in ethereum application developing. Actually I started some days ago with a book and now I tried to build my first smart contract using BUIDL, actually at this site: https://buidl....
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How can I change the 12 word phrase in my trust wallet?

I created a ETH trust wallet on my phone for someone and he has now imported the trust wallet to his phone. Is there any way to change the 12 word phrase or somehow give the sole control to the ...

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