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Can a new deterministic address be generated with only an Ethereum public key?

BIP-32 defines a way to generate a new address with only knowledge of only the public key for that wallet Deterministic wallets ... permit schemes where one can calculate the public keys without ...
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Trezor - How to see the balance on a particular address?

Trezor uses MEW or MyCrypto to display the balance of my Ethereum accounts. However, I cannot enter a particular address and have the website search for that wallet in my HD derivation path. I know ...
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EthereumJS returning wrong public key

I'm using https://iancoleman.io/bip39/#english to generate a random 12 word mneumonic with the following settings. Mneumonic language: English Coin: Ethereum Derivation Path: BIP44 It generated the ...
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Why HD wallet instance returns two xpub-xpriv key pairs inside Root and HDKey?

I have implemented address generation using HDWallet as shown in the snippet below: let Seed = generateMnemonic(); const wallet = EthHdWallet.fromMnemonic(Seed); console.log("Wallet" + JSON....
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ethers.js Recover public key from contract deployment via v,r,s values

I'm currently trying to get the public key of the user that deploys a contract. Unfortunately I can't make it work. I am trying to achieve this solely by using ethers.js as I don't want to bloat my ...
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Is there any difference between address that have Smart Contract and “normal” one? [duplicate]

Is there any difference between address that have smart contract on it, and "normal" address (address that You can create private and public key pair)? For more context, this is the problem I'm ...
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Recover public key from message and signature [duplicate]

I try to recover a public key (not an address) from a message and a signature. I have the following message: def offer_hash(msg, nonce): types = ['bytes', 'bytes', '...
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how do I create an ethereum valid key pair in nodeJS?

I need to generate a key pair that can be used to write the a besu (ethereum) private ledger. I wrote the following code but the architect says this will probably not work with ethereum. The ...
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Proper way to save a public key as bytes in a contract

I need to save public keys in many contracts. Despite that this choice costs, I store them as bytes (I know that the best way is to split the key and store it to different bytes32 constants, but that ...
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secp256k1 library does not create correct public key

I am trying to get public key from private key using secp256k1 library. https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1 I set same private key(sk) in here. https://github.com/ethereumbook/ethereumbook/blob/...
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How to parse ecrecover parameters?

I am looking into getting the public key from ANY ethereum address (not owned by me) that has sent a transaction at least once. It seems that the most viable solution here would be to use ethereumjs-...
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How can I encrypt a file using an ethereum public address and decrypt it with the private address?

The expected outcome is very simple: Users will send their ERC20s to a smart contract. Depending on the amount, each user will get a file specifically created for them. I want to distribute that ...
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Are there identifiers for smart contracts?

Say I want to reference another smart contract in my smart contract. Do smart contracts have an identifier (like a number 0xjdjdjdjdjjddj etc.)? And if they don't, how would you reference a ...
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Generate Ethereum address with private key

How can I generate ethereum account address and private key that works on ethereum main network using web3 in nodejs?
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In bitcoin it's bad to reuse addresses (less security, as public key has already been revealed), how about ethereum? [duplicate]

In bitcoin it's bad to reuse addresses (less security, as public key has already been revealed), how about ethereum? Is the public key revealed when the first transaction (first nonce) is used?
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how to send transaction from different account in metamask

I have two accounts in metamask, when I called the function, web3 always used my default account in the metamask, I want to send transaction to the smart contract I deployed with another account, so ...
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Why a buffer is required in the process of creating keys from the seed

This hdkey library is creating a Buffer in the process of creating keys as an example. var HDKey = require('hdkey') var seed = '...
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Convert 64 byte public key to 20 byte address in Solidity

I am trying to convert a 128 characters hex encoded public key to an address in Solidity (0.5). For example the pubkey would be: ...
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How to encrypt a file with multiple public address?

Can I encrypt a file with multiple public address such that each of them can decrypt the file using their private keys? Thus achieving a system to securely store file on IPFS which can be accessed by ...
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Assymetric encryption with only address

I would like to send an encrypted message to an address, without knowing their public key. If I understand ECIES correctly, in order to send an encrypted ECIES message to a party, say Bob, I need to ...
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How to know address belongs to current Ledger, way to get path ? (By using Ledger inside browser - JavaScript)

Ledger can generate many wallet addresses, Is there way how to find out that given public key address belongs to currently connected Ledger device ? (Using JavaScript API in web application) And ...
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Nano S Ethereum Public Key and Chain Code

I'm trying to figure out how to get this repository (https://www.npmjs.com/package/@ledgerhq/hw-app-eth) to interact with the Nano S ledger, the hardware wallet. I can't figure out what tools or ...
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Recover public key from transaction signature

I have this transaction: { "blockHash": "0x163ad564b32bf17db9262391c2c9a5f191e4fd0b098ae5ce9d2e3e7dcde4bd70", "blockNumber": "0x2", "from": "0x55d40a83b8445c004df5964ce4a0e261b599c01a", "gas":...
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Retrieve public key and check the signature with web3

I create a transaction with signTransaction and I have an output like this: "signedTx": { "messageHash": "0x..", "v": "0x..", "r": "0x..", "s": "0x..", "rawTransaction": "0x....." ...
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Can I easily generate a public address which has no private key?

I might be wrong in some of the facts that I state here, so please correct me if necessary. My understanding: Private key - 256 bits Public key - 256 bits Public address - the last 160 bits of a ...
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Running 'parity account new' - is the generated account suitable for all networks (mainnet, ropsten, kovan, etc)?

From a command line, I run parity account new. I am then asked to enter a password (twice), and an account-address is printed. In addition to that, a JSON file is created. Finally, I use this ...
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Who approves my public key in Ethereum network?

In a PKI approach, a public key is approved by a Certificate Authority (CA) in a centralized manner. However, since Ethereum is a decentralized network, how is my public key validity is approved? Or, ...
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How to generate address from xpub in JS?

How to generate address from xpub in JS? Should i use BIP39 or 44? If yes, how exactly?
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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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Cannot send transactions

I have a online shop where users can recieve ETH and do shopping. So to have a secure wallet, I have created an offline service which generates xpub and xpriv which I use to generate addresses in my ...
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web3py: get public key from transaction

I'm trying to retrieve the public key of an address from a transaction. I'm getting the transaction via tx = web3.eth.getTransaction('xxx') According to the docs the public key should be retrievable ...
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Generate addresses using xpub

I have a cold storage where I installed BTC-Electrum and LTC-Electrum wallets. So I have took extended master public keys and have generating addresses in my online service. Now I want to generate ...
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web3.py manually derive address from public key string [for dummies]

Let's say I need to derive the address from a public key string. 0xbb8250cc01a0afa7dcaee987b2adda8d1b0a0bb2f7cc427bd942a98c7837364d62e6ea4728a99db39fd55a6f7474a159ca88a96b40279044a1349a2280c8cd43 ...
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How to use web3js to put it in json?

I have used web3js by using it in the form of node(npm). But I don't know how to extract some data generated from nodes. Does anyone know this web3js so the results can be changed to json form? ...
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web3py: get public key from private key (without prior transaction)

Is there a way to get the public key from a private key with web3.py? I know I could get it by checking a transaction signed by that key but that's not working for me in this example. It should be ...
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Verify Public Key from an RSA SHA256 signature

Given an RSA SHA256 signature (obtained from encrypting a hash using an RSA Private Key), I must assert whether a provided Public Key matches this signature or not. It is imperative that this ...
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Can the same keypair be used for holding ETH and different ERC20 tokens?

I have an ETH keypair. Can I hold ERC20 tokens with this ETH keypair also? Can I hold several ERC20 tokens with one key pair?
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discover if a binary data contains Ethereum address in it?

Is there a way to guess, with some level of probability , that a 20 byte array is an Ethereum address, besides doing a query against the current StateDB and its history ? I want to discover hidden ...
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Is it possible to tell that two addresses were derived from the same private key?

As we know, a single private key or seed phrase generates many addresses. Is it possible for someone to determine that two addresses were derived from the same private key?
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Why are the last 20 bytes of the public key used as the address?

According to this post regarding how to derive the Ethereum address from a public key: Take the last 40 characters / 20 bytes of this public key (Keccak-256). Or, in other words, drop the first ...
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Is there any lifespan of data on Rinkeby testnet?

I read that there are pre-autorized nodes which creates blocks on rinkeby testnet. If developers keep publishing smart contract and do transactions for testing purpose isn't the size of testnet will ...
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Which node server for creating Ethereum keypairs and sending transaction programatically?

I need to create Key Pairs, and send transactions from my server program (probably node.js.) The code part is clear -- at least in terms of available examples -- and I know where to go with it. My ...
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Extracting Public key from signed Ethereum message or transaction in JavaScript

I'm trying to find out how to derive a public key (not the address) of an Ethereum account by using ethereumjs-util's ecrecover method. Basically I get a transaction by hash using Web3, convert r, s ...
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Get the public address & key associated with one of the Ganache accounts using Web3.js?

How do I get the public address & key (not address or account) for one of the accounts that Ganache displays on startup using Web3.js? I need it for a unit test I'm creating that tests transaction ...
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How to generate multiple eth-addresses from one private key? [duplicate]

Is it possible to generate different multiple eth-addresses from one private key? The goal is to implement a JavaScript service that will allow a user to buy a subscription using cryptocurrency. ...
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RE-Encrypt file in IPFS

If I have an encrypted file in IPFS with a symmetric key that I share, can I after that decrypt and re-encrypt that file with a different key in order to revoke access?
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How can I provide an ethereum public address to each user registering on my website.?

is it possible to do using web3.js for a dapp that is going to be run on mainnet.? I have a requirement to assign valid ethereum address to each user who are registering on my website. I want this ...
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The difference between contract address and wallet address

Disclaimer: this is a rather long question. To my understanding, contract address and wallet address are two profoundly different concepts, with the only thing in common being the fact that they are ...
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Customizable key generator for Node JS

I've been looking for a javescript/nodejs package that would take a passphrase as input and generate a public key. But I need it to produce the exact same public key with the exact same passphrase - ...
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Why public keys are not used directly as account addresses? [duplicate]

I understand that addresses are hashes of the public keys. But why? What is the rationale behind this design decision? And why 160 bits? Why not just use the hash directly? Is 160-bit guaranteed ...