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Questions about Monero addresses, including address types, usage, purpose and format

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Why/how does monero generate public ed25519 keys without using the standard public key generation provided by ed25519 libraries?

Why/how does monero generate public ed25519 keys without using the standard public key derivation provided by ed25519 libraries? Inspecting the code for mininero (https://github.com/monero-project/...
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Why are there many Monero addresses starting with 4JUdGzv…QvVCjZb?

So far I've found: 4JUdGzvrMFDWrUUwY3toJATSeNwjn54LkCnKBPRzDuhzi5vSepHfUckJNxRL2gjkNrSqtCoRUrEDAgRwsQvVCjZbRx8NCvspxJMRJcG69H ...
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How can we be sure that monero wallet addresses are unique?

This question is probably not necessarily limited to monero wallets, but I have been playing around with the Monero Offline Wallet Generator and wanted to know how anyone could ever be sure that a ...
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Can a 95-character Monero address be reduced to a mnemonic phrase?

At present a raw integrated Monero address (e.g. 44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A) is 106 base 58 characters. This is a lot for a human ...
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How do I generate a QR-code for a Monero address?

I would like to know if there's a tool to generate a QR-code image for a Monero address. I know that https://moneroaddress.org has a button to display the QR-code, but only for wallet addresses ...
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Monero wallet packet sniffing

I've been comparing the weaknesses of Monero and Bitcoin. Following from this about bitcoin packet sniffing. I'm just wondering what an attacker can do if he's on my LAN and can sniff packets on the ...
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Possible lengths of Monero addresses?

I'm doing crude client-side verification of a form that includes an input for a Monero wallet. What are the possible lengths of an address? Are 106 and 95 the only possible lengths?
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Why Monero address is converted to base 58 in blocks, instead of all at once?

I realize that the public address, which is 69 byte, is converted to base 58, but is not converted as a one large number, but rather each 8 bytes are converted separately. What's the motivation for ...
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What is the regex for a Monero address or Payment ID? [duplicate]

What is the best, most correct way of regex'ing the address and payment ID for Monero?
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Is the Bytecoin proposed scheme to scan numerous addresses faster interesting for Monero?

What was the technical scheme proposed by Bytecoin to scan a set of addresses faster, for instance for merchants? Was it discussed for Monero?
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How do I get a custom Monero address?

I've seen people with custom addresses on Monero, like having short custom three or four letter words in the beginning of the 95-character string. How do I get one of these?
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If I have a vanity address does it decrease my wallets security?

I've seen some people with vanity Monero addresses like 43COINxxxxxx. Does having a vanity address like this increase its susceptibility to getting cracked and view/spend keys getting found?
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Is there a sample javascript code of how to generate a monero adddress from a string of characters?

I'm looking to make a Javascript brain wallet generator for Monero. Is there a Javascript library to create Monero addresses?
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Why are do some addresses on the Monero testnet begin with '9' and others with 'A'?

I thought the prefix of a cryptonote address was fixed. For example AEON uses a Wm. And Monero a 4. But sometimes the Monero testnet has addresses that begin with a 9 and sometimes they begin with an ...
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Are there any plans to make monero addresses shorter?

Monero addresses are quite long. Are there any plans to make them shorter?
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Technical questions about addresses and keys

As I understand, the private spend key is 256-bit value and this key determines exactly all other keys. Are there exactly 2^256 options when creating a wallet? i.e. does every 256-bit value can be ...
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Multiple accounts in the same wallet

In many questions here, I have found people talk of 'multiple accounts' or of a wallet with multiple accounts. I examined the Monero GUI Wallet, but I don't see an option for handling multiple ...
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I've sent real Monero from Coindirect to my stagenet wallet address, not my mainnet wallet address

I've sent real Monero from Coindirect to my local stagenet wallet address and not my mainnet wallet address. The Monero doesn't show up in either wallet (Daemon/Wallets have synchronized). Have I ...
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Stealth address, is there a static part at the end?

If I understand things correctly from the whitepaper in order for Alice to send me monero she will use my two public keys A (public view key) and B (public spend key) which she gets from my address (A,...
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Why does the address change after putting it in the GUI wallet's address book?

I used the GUI wallet's address book to store an address. When I added the address, the address was changed. It went from 4Gdo... to 46w8M... the monero was sent and is confirmed on the blockchain, ...
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What is the base 58 monero alphabet used to create an address?

Is it identical to bitcoin? I know ripple uses a different set of characters, but the same checksum.
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I have a private key for a monero address. Which application lets me load in a custom private key to spend from?

If I have a monero private key, how can I spend from it? Which program lets me import this key and spend from it?
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How to manage a large number of low-powered miners?

A while ago, I got my hands on a large quantity of used, small form factor PCs. (Basically NUCs). I quickly ran out of TVs to attach them to, and decided to use them to play around with Monero. ...
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Where is the code that generates stealth addresses and matches them with view keys?

I would like to learn more about the nuts and bolts of how monero implements stealth addresses. I have read the cryptonote whitepaper and have a handle on the math and premise of the concept. But I ...
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How will payment metadata be incorporated into the range proof?

According to this comment, which reads: @kenshi84 I now agree with JollyMort's idea that we should not allow integrated subaddresses and should not allow multiple integrated addresses in a multiple ...
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Two functions in Mininero to derive Monero address from hexadecimal seed?

In Mininero's code, there are two functions that seem to derive monero addresses, getAddr and getAddrMM, but only the former agrees with the address provided by monero-wallet-cli. What is getAddrMM, ...
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Is there a javascript implementation to generate your Monero subaddresses without giving out your private-spend key?

I want to create an online widget where one can output their subaddresses without having to input their private-spend key and only use the other keys provided. Is there a javascript implementation of ...
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Base58 prefix, network id and wallet address prefix

The question NetworkByte for Monero Stagenet gave me the impression that, there's a relation between ADDRESS_BASE58_PREFIX and NETWORK_ID, defined in src/cryptonote_config.h If it is so, I can't find ...
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Monero GUI wallet address in combination with the Ledger Nano S

I installed the Monero GUI wallet on my laptop. When I open the wallet and plug in my Ledger Nano S, I see an address on my Ledger Nano S which is different from the receiving address in the Monero ...
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Monero address generated by Kraken

I have a Kraken account and got a Monero address, generated by them. It starts with 4GdoN7NCTi8a5gZu and has 106 characters in total. There are digits, letters from A to Z, low case and capitals. ...
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What is the XMR Withdrawal field for when there is another address field on top for Binance?

On the binance withdraw website, there is an xmr address field and then below it there is another xmr withdrawal field. What is that field for?
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Sent monero to the wrong address

I know that if I transfer moneroj to an incorrect but otherwise valid address, I will lose my moneroj. So I am wondering: What is the likelihood that a 95-character string corresponds to a valid ...
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Private key - implications of sharing and relationship to public address

1) What is the relationship between the private view key and its associated public address? 2) What concerns are there about sharing or even publicizing a private viewkey?
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Where can the wallet address prefix be set

In Electroneum (A monero fork), there is a prefix set such that every wallet address begins with ‘etn’ . Where can this be set in the monero code and what is the purpose of it?
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Creating multiple XMR addresses in a single XMR GUI wallet

I downloaded the Monero GUI wallet from the official website, extracted all files, opened my .exe file, got me the XMR address and finally, successfully sent and received bunch of XMR already. At ...
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Are monero addresses always 95 characters long?

Is a monero address always 95 characters long? Reason why is i generated a 93 character somehow from one of my apps im building out. I'm sure its just a bug on my part, but as this only happened once ...
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Add an address to the wallet CLI with a payment ID

I've tried to add an address to the address book with address_book add xxx yyy recipient where xxx is the address, yyy the payment ID and recipient is a description for that address but the wallet ...
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C++ program to generate mnemonic seed, view/spend keys and wallet address?

Is there a simple C++ program to generate a mnemonic seed, view/spend keys and a wallet address? The reason I am asking this is because I am working on an iPhone product and I require this to ...
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Buy with Address instead of integrated address - monero wallet GUI

I ve used my address instead of an integrated address to buy monero coins via an online plateform and now the balance of my wallet is not updating. Does anyone know what I should do in this case? ...
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How to send XMR from Minergate to Poloniex?

sorry total newb here. I've been mining Monero after seeing the talk at Coinbase. Really like what you guys are doing. Now I'm trying to send my XMR from Minergate to Poloniex. My Deposit address ...
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In Javascript, how can one verify a signed message using a provided monero address?

Is there a library to verify a signed message with a provided monero address in Javascript only? I'm trying to build an app in javascript that takes a signed message and verifies that a particular ...
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Remove accout in cli

How can i remove an account in the cli version on linux? I am created a "disposable" one with account new, but i can't find out how to remove it. And if i create a new sub-address, it is possible to ...
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Best method to query address balance of 10,000+ monero private keys and store it in a mysql database?

I'm looking to write up a PHP script that can query 10,000 monero private keys to get its balance. Once the balance is updated, it will be stored in a mysql database. I know scanning the monero ...
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In the CLI wallet, how can I send to an address book contact?

Given a contact in the address_book, I would have expected to be able to send like so: transfer [address book index] [amount] Or: transfer 3 4.321 Can I directly use the address book entries as a ...
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How does one burn and provide a proof-of-burn in Monero?

Is there a way to provide a 'proof of burn' in Monero? Let's say I wanted to prove I sent some Monero coins to an address that no one has the private keys for.
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Check balance of an address by Monero RPC

In monero RPC, to consult the balance of a wallet we used the following command: "{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"getbalance"}" How then we will do to consult the balance of an address belonging ...
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How to sweep coins from an existing monero address if you have all the keys?

I have a bunch of xmr addresses with all the keys. How can I sweep the coins from these addresses into my own? Which wallet support this feature?
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Which wallets or services currently support OpenAlias?

Are there any wallets or services that support OpenAlias formats?
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Monero RPC send transaction from address

I used the following command to pass a monero transaction with the daemon : {"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"transfer","params":{"account_index":2,"destinations":[{"amount":100000000,"address":"...
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How many characters can be missing or mis-typed in a Monero address to still be valid?

If I mis-typed or left out some characters, what is the threshold where the address won't be valid? I know Bitcoin and some other addresses have some type of error correction built into the address. ...