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 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 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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Creating a Monero wallet with D20 dice

I have 20 sided dice which I would like to use to create a secure Monero paper wallet. What procedure can I use to use the dice to create a valid mnemonic seed? Is there any advantage of creating a ...
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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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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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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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What are some ways I can disguise my mnemonic seed?

I'm thinking of storing my mnemonic seed on a few pieces of paper in secure locations, but I'm worried other people might find one of them and steal my funds. What are assume ways I can disguise this ...
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private spend key versus mnemonic seed

What is the difference between a private spend key and mnemonic seed? Can both be used to sign a transaction? Are there any things that I can derive from one but not the other?
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mnemonic seed order

Suppose I have a 13 word mnemonic seed from Mymonero.com and 13 grandchildren that I would like to eventually inherit my account. My grandchildren would be given their seed word in advance but not ...
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Why limit the CRC by a modulo of 24 rather than 1626?

When looking through Monero's source code I was intrigued by the choice of the Mnemonic's 25th word which is defined as follow: words += (' ' + words_store[create_checksum_index(words_store, ...
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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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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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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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What are the most secure options for backing up your mnemonic seed?

You can gpg encrypt a text file or write it down on a piece of paper, but what are other good options to secure your mnemonic seed? I want to hear your ideas :)
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

Can I enter my seed in as hex data instead of typing words in like normal? edit: I'm hoping to increase entropy of my key if I'm able to go past the 7F ascii Hex boundary.
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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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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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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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How can Monero best be used within a commercial business?

If a business owner wants to hold Monero and potentially use it for business transactions, using for example the GUI wallet, how would this best work? I'm thinking in terms of who would hold the ...
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If you have mnemonic seed, does the phrase need to be in order?

Let's say I have all the words to a mnemonic seed. I scramble them in an order that only I know. Can someone take that scrambled up order of words and unlock my wallet? Or does the phrase have to be ...
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Why does md5sum of .keys file change with each restore from mnemonic seed?

When using --restore-deterministic-wallet the same Monero address is restored but the md5sum for my wallet.keysis different. Are Monero wallets truly deterministic? Is the change in md5sum cause for ...
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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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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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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 create a wallet from my own seed?

I have my own diceware-based mnemonic seed which does not follow 25 word electrum-style rule. For other coins I have used services like walletgenerator.net to generate wallet keys. Is it possible ...
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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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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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btcrecover for monero?

Recently I forgot my password to dogecoin wallet and brute force it with btcrecover (github.com/gurnec/btcrecover), which support bitcoin and many altcoins. Although only around 20 words give me ...
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If you don't have a mnemonic seed, how do you access wallet on a new device?

If you don't have a mnemonic seed, how do you access the wallet on a new device? Which files do I need to copy from my wallet and where can I find them on Windows OS?
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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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Are mnemonic seeds available in multiple languages?

If yes: What languages are currently supported? Are there plan to support more languages in the future?
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Normalized seed

I understand it's possible to create a "normalized" 256bit wallet seed, and the mnemonic corresponding to it is compatible with both mymonero web wallet and simplewallet. What is a normalized seed and ...
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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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Are Wallets “Forward” Compatible?

So, I generated a "cold" wallet with a previous version of Moneromooo's generator a while back. I checked balance and transactions at xmr.llcoins.net, then stowed it. Can I be assured that this ...
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Is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same?

Since one is just another representation of the other, is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same? Are there any security benefits of using one over the other for ...
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How to convert Bitcoin mnemonic to Monero mnemonic?

I am working on a crypto wallet which supports both Bitcoin and Monero. Wallet first generates a BIP-39 mnemonic and after that mnemonic is used to generate a public and a secret key for Bitcoin. I ...
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Generating wallet from private key

I see that there is a flag --generate-from-keys for monero-wallet-cli that requires an argument, so I tried the hexadecimal seed, which was the same as the private key I generated here https://xmr....
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How to Properly Generate a Monero Brain Wallet?

I remember reading somewhere, I think it was fluffypony mentioning one could use for example words from a letter to a loved one seed for a Monero wallet. But from playing with https://xmr.llcoins.net/...
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Recovery from seed not working on monero.mac.x64.v0-9-4-0

Whenever I proceed according to these instructions: https://getmonero.org/knowledge-base/user-guides/restore_account And type: simplewallet –restore-deterministic-wallet It just returns: -bash: ...
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do i need to remember the password for wallet recovery?

trying to clarify something. To recover a wallet I just need my 25 mnemonic seed correct? I don't need the password right? thanks
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Regular expression to reduce mnemonic to first 3 letters only

Since only the first 3 characters for the English-language mnemonic matter, I prefer to reduce the words to just the first 3 letters only, for cold storage purposes. I would like to do this with a ...
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unable to see wallet balance using simplewallet restore

So I have been trying to restore my wallet using the seed and simplewallet, it asks for a wallet name, then a password and finally my seed, it says my wallet has been opened. Then I set refresh and ...
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Can you use the same 24 word seed from other wallets like ledger nano s to generate a monero address?

Is the generated 24 word seed from a ledger nano s compatible with monero core wallet?
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Synchronising Blocks on Wallet restore from Seed

I'm restoring a wallet from a 25 word mnemonic, I have the block chain on my Mac already... (using GUI beta1). The GUI seems to be "synchronising blocks"... looking at my network activity it seems to ...
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How to create a 12 word brain wallet seed that is compatible with monero-wallet-cli?

I know there is https://xmr.llcoins.net/addresstests.html and https://moneroaddress.org/ but are these good enough rng for creating seed? I hear you could do roll a 6 sided dice 100 times for good ...
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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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How do I change the language of the 25 word mnemonic seed in the GUI or CLI?

How can I change the wallet variant (language) of the monero GUI wallet? The real question behind this is that I have a seed in a different language than English. I will have a problem if I want to ...
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Does using seed to restore a wallet change its address?

I have been using a wallet generated using monero-wallet-cli on Ubuntu. I have not yet received funds on this address, but have been mining in a pool using this address. I had a harddisk problem so I ...