Questions tagged [mnemonic-seed]

A 13 or 25 word phrase used to backup a monero account, available in a number of languages. This 25-word phrase (13 words in the case of MyMonero) has all the information needed to view and spend funds from a Monero account.

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If I saved my view key and spend key can I recover my wallet if my mnemonic seed is lost?

I accidentally deleted by my wallet file and mnemonic seed. Can I recover my wallet with my view key and spend key? If yes, then how do I do so?
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How does one convert the Trezor seed to a simplewallet seed and vice versa

Now that the source is available I thought I'd bring up the subject of the seed difference between the Trezor and Simplewallet. The Trezor uses 24 words, while Simplewallet uses 24 plus an extra word ...
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What is the checksum at the end of a mnemonic seed?

What is the meaning of the checksum at the end of a mnemonic seed? Is the checksum always a word found earlier in the mnemonic? what is the purpose of it? Can a valid mnemonic seed be created ...
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How do I use my MyMonero wallet via the Monero Core GUI?

I have been using a MyMonero wallet for quite a while. Can I start using that wallet from within the Monero Core GUI? How do I do that?
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How can I recover a wallet using the mnemonic seed?

If I lose my wallet.dat file how can I use my mnemonic seed to recover my wallet? Is the recovery procedure different depending on which Monero wallet I used to create it?
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Will Monero mnemonic seeds need to be converted to BIP 39 for standardization reasons?

According to this answer it was suggested that Monero will likely eventually need convert Electrum Wallet compliant mnemonic seeds to BIP 39 compliant mnemonic seeds for compatibility/integration ...
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Why one word is found two times in each seed?

Why one word is found two times in each seed? Is it use as a checksum?
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Shamir's Secret Sharing for cold storage of a Monero wallet

After creating a mnemonic seed for offline cold storage with the guide described here how can I safely encrypt it in pieces with the help of Shamir's Secret Sharing? What are some other viable ...
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Can you choose the mnemonic seed to create a wallet?

To recover a wallet, all it requires is your 25 word recovery seed. I was wondering if you can create a wallet by selecting these 25 words yourself and going from there. This would be cool because ...
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What are Electrum's mnemonic seeds?

I've read on wiki that Monero implemented Electrum's mnemonic seeds. What are these and what is the differences between other most common seeds?
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How to use my 13 word MyMonero mnemonic seed with the GUI/CLI without accessing MyMonero?

It seems that MyMonero.com has been hacked and a lot of XMRs are gone. Mine probably included. I want to check my wallet and send out everything as soon as possible. I setup full node, synced ...
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Why did monero-wallet-cli restore the same wallet with different mnemonic seeds?

Using monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet with the following seeds can restore the same wallet: First seed: lawsuit artistic jeans lair plus village potato cedar certain sizes ruthless ...
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My dog ate the USB key with 10000 monero wallet. Are they lost forever?

I don't have a dog, nor 10,000 Monero for that matter, so everything is OK :)! But what happen if I lose the medium on which the wallet with my Monero is stored, or if it is destroyed? Hard disks ...
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How do you convert the mymonero.com seed to the simplewallet/monero-wallet-cli seed?

For those that use mymonero.com, if the site were to fail or suddenly shutter, how would someone be able to easily recover their funds using the seed provided by the website?
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Importing a paper wallet to GUI

I have a paper wallet that I made from moneroaddress and wanted to import it to the GUI. Can I import it by starting up the GUI and clicking, "restore wallet from 25 word mnemonic seed," and entering ...
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With Monero firmware loaded on a Trezor, how does one create private spend keys from the BIP 39 seed words supplied during a Trezor's configuration?

I’ve experimented with Monero’s V0313 experimental firmware that is installed on a traditionally hierarchical deterministic Trezor hardware device, which is also immune to key loggers and the CSRF ...
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Why is sc_reduce32 needed?

I recently read a question about sc_reduce32 I stumbled on while investigating on Monero's Mnemonic Seed working. A great tool has been llcoins which states the following when talking about ...
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electrum seed word list for monero != official electrum wordlist (english): why?

even if only the first three characters are significant/considered, the english wordlists differ quite a bit, in terms of population(2048 words vs 1626) as well as content(other language versions ...
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Mymonero and monero-wallet seed

Monero wallet and Mymonero use different seed. Mymonero 13 words seed and Monero wallet 25 words seed. Does this mean Mymonero seeds are less secure? What is the size of words set? (Is it the same ...
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Does entropy vary depending on the language of my mnemonic seeds?

Are there more words in word lists in some languages than others? If so how would my language choice impact the entropy of my randomly created mnemonic seed?
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Monero Light Client

Is there any light client for Monero where I can create and import private keys/mnemonic-seed and send and receive transactions like electrum for Bitcoin / Dash ?
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Missing one word from 25 word mnemonic seed

I wrote down a mnemonic seed that is missing one word, the position of which is unknown. I was able to locate this recovery tool which is very helpful. However it assumes a 13 word mnemonic seed ...
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How do I restore a wallet with seed?

I am running monero.win.x64.v0-10-0-0 on windows 10. I am trying to restore a wallet with a seed but do not know how to do it. When I open monero-wallet-cli after monerorod synchronizes it asks for a ...
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Do multisig addresses share the same space as regular addresses and produce the same types of keys?

Let me word it another way. Can a normal Monero seed produce the same address as a multisig wallet? And, if so, would that mean that the private spend key generated by that wallet would be able to ...
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Mymonero and simplewallet mnemonic seed compatibility

Mymonero and simplewallet use different numbers of seed words. Are they compatible? Can seed words created by Mymonero be used to recover a wallet with simplewallet? Can seed words created by ...
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Ways to hold your keys in memory?

What are some methods that can be used to hold your private keys in memory? Memorizing 25 words is rather difficult.
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How to determine number of used subaddresses after restoring from seed?

Suppose I created and published i=10 subaddresses from which 5 already received a payment. After restoring my wallet from the 25-word seed, how would I know how many subaddresses were already ...