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What is the difference between a private key, password, brain wallet, recovery passphrase, and wallet?

(I've left this as an answer, rather than a wiki, to encourage multiple answers since there may be other explanations that resonate better with people) For brevity, this answer assumes that the ...
lungj's user avatar
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generate unique mnemonic with password(only)

Entropy implies randomness. Using deterministic algorithms on a password is not entropy and SHOULD NOT be used! I would recommend researching how to gather entropic data from whatever programming ...
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29 Word Seed Phrase Recovery

Do you remember if you ever used Sia? That's the only wallet I've used in the past with a 29 word recovery phrase.
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29 Word Seed Phrase Recovery

If it is a legit seed phrase you can import it into most of the wallets. The seed phrase standard is called BIP-32. However the amount of seed words - 29 - strikes me odd. Usually you have 12 or 24 ...
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Found old seed phrase, but it uses non-standard words

I have had a near identical problem for years now. I actually have 3 different seed phrases. Two of them actually are valid Electrum phrases (old format). The third one has words that appear on both ...
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What is exactly in my crypto wallet and how does pass phrases work?

Think of it as a mathematical equation of a curve with two value X and Y to represent a point on that curve. Now crypto keys work the same way. X is your public key (address) Y is your private key (...
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What happens to the old desktop wallet once you use recovery phrase to restore your funds somewhere else?

When you use a recovery phrase on another computer you are providing the seed phrase for your original wallet address. This will create a list of addresses on your new wallet (including your old ...
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My ToastWallet account is hacked. What to do please?

It is gone. Nothing can be done. I'm sorry, such is the architecture of blockchain. To know where it went just google your wallet. On similar ethscan site for your wallet. This will not reveal ...
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Generating passPhrase

The mnemonic key phrase? How is that generated? I'm not sure how MetaMask generates it. But I can guess that it uses a similar approach to the other standards our there. E.g. BIP 39 For a detailed "...
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