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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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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How do I check balance on my offline wallet while I did not assign any transaction ID?

I generated adresses at moneroaddress.org and sent to them my funds from Poloniex. I have installed Monero Gui Beta 1 and when I import wallets with seed frases I see no funds at all. How do I solve ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the importance of the 25th word in a mnemonic seed? [duplicate]

Is this additional word important for some reason? And should I need to make sure to write it down or is that optional?
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Trying to migrate monero's from MyMonero to Cli wallet. MyMonero Offline because hardfork

Before I realized the difference between the 13 word mneumonic seed used by MyMonero.com, and a 25 word seed of a monero-wallet-cli, it was for me too late to obtain my address from MyMonero because ...
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Wallet Portuguese seed words?

How are the words for the seed chosen? For e.g. togoles doesn't exist its togolês and even that its a very odd word again oigale its oigalê and still nobody uses this Probably its supposed to ...
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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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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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Are 12 word wallet seeds safe?

I understand 12 word seeds mean there is 128 bits of 'security' but what does that mean? Would i need to worry about this being brute forced? If it was brute forced would having to scan the blockchain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get mnemonic seed from Trezor [duplicate]

I created an encrypted wallet with trezor chrome app. Then I ran ./simplewallet -hardware-wallet 0 and a new wallet was created on the trezor but no mnemonic seed was displayed. How do I get the ...
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Can I view seed words of non deterministic wallet?

I have created my Monero wallet long time ago. Today I tried to see my seed and the terminal give me the message "wallet is non-deterministic and have no seed" So do I have to create new wallet or do ...
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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 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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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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Can I restore my wallet with the mnemonic seed even if the seed words are changed in the future?

I am thinking that even if the seed words change or the mnemonic seed option is removed all together I can still recover my wallet with the old mnemonic seed by using an old version of the wallet. Is ...
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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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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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Is there a `--language` flag for cli wallet?

There's a --password flag and --generate-new-wallet flag, which make programmatic generation of a wallet very easy, except for this missing piece. Ideally a command like this would generate a wallet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moneroaddress.org balance verification, wallet restoration, and usage precautions

I have used the moneroaddress.org website to generate a wallet, sent some funds using shapeshift.io I kept my spend and view key, my wallet address and mnemonic. All this was done offline except for ...
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Does my mnemonic seed ever need to be updated?

I seems like it was only 24 words in the past, and now it's 25. Will it change again and how can I prepare for this, specifically if I have a cold wallet that isn't connected to Simplewallet?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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