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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

When recovering by mnemonic seed, you must actually type your mnemonic seed (or at least the first 3 letters of each word, 4 in some languages). You are able to recover a wallet with hex data but in a ...
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

You can restore a wallet/account with the private keys as hexadecimal data, rather than their mnemonic form, using either the --generate-from-keys or --generate-from-json options to simplewallet. See ...
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Does entropy vary depending on the language of my mnemonic seeds?

I will answer your second question first: Yes, a longer word list would lead to increased entropy and a shorter list would lead to decreased entropy. Monero avoids this problem by relying on an ...
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Is Monero's wallet creation truly random?

Monero uses a Keccak based PRNG. I believe this is one that was proposed by the team behind Keccak, though I am not 100% certain. The seeding is done from /dev/urandom (or, for Windows, some Windows ...
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

The mnemonic seed is actually just a human-readable encoding of a what is otherwise a random key. This key is first generated in binary, then the mnemonic seed is derived from it. The mnemonic seed ...
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Does entropy vary depending on the language of my mnemonic seeds?

The seed is a reversible transformation of the private keys. Therefore, its entropy is equal to the private key's entropy, which in turn is whatever entropy was used to create it, assuming none was ...
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Is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same?

The seed is another representation of the private spend key. Because of this, entropy of the seed must equal the entropy of the private spend key. Wallet recovery is easy with either the private keys ...
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Pin Entropy of Trezor versus Ledger Nano S

How much more entropy does a 9 digit pin (Trezor) offer compared to a 4 digit pin (Ledger Nano S)? Given entropy per symbol (0-9) is 3.322 source you get 13.328 for 4 digits and 29.898 for 9 digits. ...
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

See https://github.com/skaht/XMR for bytes_to_words, inverse_mnemonics, and sc_reduce32 standalone executables. 1% echo -n "ABC_brain__FART" | bx base16-encode | bx sha256 | ./sc_reduce32 ...
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