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Questions tagged [spend-key]

One of the two pairs of private and public cryptographic keys that each account has, with the private spend key used to spend any funds in the account.

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How do I manually generate a base58 private key from my secret spendkey?

What are the steps for deriving a base58 private key from a secret spendkey? Sort of like the answer here, but for Monero or another Cryptonote: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/8247/how-...
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How to calculate Monero addresses for different account numbers?

Monero accounts and subaddresses are conceptually well illustrated at https://medium.com/@anhdres/how-moneros-accounts-and-subaddresses-work-in-monerujo-4fa7df0a58e4. And page 125 of Mastering Monero ...
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Building a service to hold Monero private keys. I need to update user's balance every 1-3 hours

I trying to build out a service that holds user's monero private keys. But the issue I'm having is how does one update their balance of these private keys? And no I cannot use subaddresses for my use ...
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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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When using the android and iOS monero wallets. How does it not send the private spend key to the node to scan the blockchain?

I'm curious to how this is done in a secure way when using a mobile wallet on android or iOS. We have our private spend keys on these devices, but when scanning the blockchain to update your balance, ...
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Is it possible to fake the date of arrival of funds?

Let's say I claim I've had X Monero for 1 year in my account and truth is I just received that amount X to my account yesterday. If I'm giving away all (private) keys to that person, he could see the ...
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Different view key and spend key after importing private key?

I created a wallet and got a spend key and view key. Then i imported that wallet into Monerujo and there i got a different view key and a different spend key. I guess that's correct? It's kind of ...
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Minimum amount of keys needed to recover funds?

Is it possible to recover all your xmr funds from providing only your private spend key? Or do you need the private view key too? What is the minimum one needs to sweep all coins out from an address? ...
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In Monero can you sweep a wallet if you *ONLY* have the private spend key?

Monero has 4 keys associated with each address: public view key public spend key private view key private spend key Can you sweep all coins from an address if you only have the private spend key?
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Algorithm for Generation of Wallets [duplicate]

I am interested in the full algorithm for the generation of Monero wallets from seed words. I am looking for as much detail as possible. Can anyone point in the direction of the most complete ...
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How does inner key generation work?

As far as I know electrum-words generate private spend key. private view key is Keccak_256(private spend key). So how is it possible that if I calculate library function Keccak_256 (Crypto++) on my ...
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What is the the difference from spendkey vs the viewkey in Monero?

I'm using the monero cli and was wondering what is the difference from the spendkey and the view key. They both output a secret and public key. Do you give the public view and spend key to the person ...
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Number of possible Monero wallets and seeds

How many possible unique Monero wallets and seeds exist? If the number of possible seeds is greater than the number of possible wallets, does that mean that more than one seed could control the spend ...
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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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What significance does the wallet public spendkey and public viewkey have in a transaction?

I was just wondering what function does the public keys in a wallet address have in creating a transaction or receiving a transaction from someone?
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Do sub-addresses and disposable addresses have their own private viewkeys and spendkeys?

I was just wondering since disposable addresses and sub-addresses are derived from the main wallet address.
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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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Can I retroactively add the spendkey to a watch only wallet?

If yes, how can this be done? The reason being that I want to spend the balance, but I don't want to set the wallet up again and sync it as this takes a while. It's just a time saver I'm hoping for.
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Can the import\export key images command can be used to check the balance of a paperwallet?

The import/export key images command can be used to check the balance of a view only wallet. But is there a way to use it to check the balance of an already set up Paperwallet? Is it possible to get ...
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What are the “public” viewkeys and spendkeys?

If you create a paper wallet at www.moneroaddress.org or create a wallet with simplewallet, you are provided with private view and spend keys. If you create a paper wallet at https://xmr.llcoins.net/ ...
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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 do you import a wallet from the private keys into simplewallet? [duplicate]

Is there a way you can import a wallet into simplewallet from the private spend key and private view key? I know you can import the view key to create a view wallet, but I can't see how to import the ...
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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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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?