What Is Bitcoin Private Key? Everything You Need To Know
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Bitcoin Private Keys: Everything You Need To Know
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I believe everyone should stop using services that hold your private keys immediately as they are a threat to what bitcoin represents
Most of us here probably use bitcoin for many different reasons, but I believe that there is one reason that us early adopters all share: We love the decentralized nature of bitcoin. When I say early adopters, I am referring to all of you reading this. That's right, every single one! We all took the initiative to invest in a technology not yet fully developed, a technology which role in our society is not yet known. We didn't do it because we had to, or because everyone else where doing it; we did it because we believe in it. Using a service like coinbase effectively shows the world that the very essence of bitcoin, the very reason we started using is, doesn't matter to you. Using a service like coinbase is analogous to when people first started using banks to store their gold, and it's because of this that our financial system looks the way it looks today. Mind you, people didn't have much choice back then, as the alternative was to store the gold yourself. We have at our disposal a currency specifically designed to eliminate the need for a third party, yet many entities flaunt many features in order to hopefully be accepted as one, and we can't really blame them. This is an anarchic system, and if bitcoin becomes what as big as we all want it to become, people are gonna want to have control over at least some part of it and if we accept such an entity, the oligarchs of today are gonna be able to control it. It isn't hard to imagine a future where the only bitcoin transactions accepted are the ones through coinbase or coinkite. This time we have a choice and I employ you early adopters, you who care about bitcoin abs want it to succeed, to help keep bitcoin decentralized.
What are the EASIEST ways to secure your own bitcoin/private keys if you're a newbie/lehman?
Writing a post on this. Trying to document the absolute most SIMPLE ways newbies could secure their bitcoins w/out need of a 2nd party to hold keys. Especially for the less tech savvy that would be reluctant to ask for help. Starter list: 1) Find a trusted expert in the space & get their support setting up a secure paper wallet. 2) Get a Trezor or KeepKey hardware wallet: https://bitcointrezor.com/https://www.keepkey.com/ 3) Print your own paper wallet: https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/ 4) Coinbase Multi-Sig Vault: A little complex to the true lehman but only gives CB access to 1 key. https://www.coinbase.com/multisig?locale=en What am I missing? EDIT: OKOKOK -- layman
Do I get this correct: All bitcoins are always on the network. What owners hold is just the private key?
I want to make sure I get this one right.
All bitcoins are always on the network (blockchain).
Ownership is actually not storage-based (I do not store them on my HDD), but just the ability to call (?) upon them using my private key?
If this is correct, then this will explain what a brain-wallet is. All I need to do is remember the password, which makes me the owner of the bitcoins associated with this private key (even if I don't have them stored at all)?
Shoot - sorry, I wanted this so be shorter than it came out.
Question regarding Bitcoin: What would happen if, when generating an address/private key, the private key was already in use by someone else? I know that the chances are exponentially low of this, but still...
What if I generate an address with my client (say multibit) and the particular address/private keys already exist on someone else's wallet. Is there a way/public ledger that will verify if the address is already in use? Just curious. And I am aware that the chance of this happening are next to 0.
Two noob questions: 1) what is a good bitcoin cash wallet where I hold the private keys 2) what are the good ways to shift btc to bch (I can't use shapeshift as they do not operate in WA or NYC) /r/btc
[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Just sweeped; what are these other private keys?
The following post by TalliDown is being replicated because some comments within the post(but not the post itself) have been silently removed. The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link: np.reddit.com/ Bitcoin/comments/70fkd3 The original post's content was as follows:
So, I had a wallet on a laptop that crashed and burned. Luckily I had exported the private keys to paper (last transaction was in 2014 and I used Multibit back then). In total i got 6 keys here. I just sweeped the first one to a new wallet and that appears to have recovered the entire BTC amount. If i try to sweep the other ones it gives an error. Why do I have 6 private keys when 1 recovers the wallet?
08-21 22:22 - 'What good are private keys when there are no computers to upkeep the network and you can't send your coins, because no blocks are being mined? Explain it to me, please.' by /u/AnythingForSuccess removed from /r/Bitcoin within 17-27min
How does IRS define what they are taxing? "Bitcoin", "Cryptocurrency", "private keys"?
Does the law apply to, say, Litecoin? It seems that they either have to list every possible cryptocurrency (in which case it's easy to just create a new one), or somehow have a general term like "Cryptocurrency", but even in that case that's a hard definition problem... What exactly is a cryptocurrency and what is not? Isn't this a law that they have just designed to have a hard time enforcing?
07-20 22:32 - 'Related: I have been confused by what seems to be the synonymous use of "wallet" and "address". This can become particularly troubling when people are referring to private and public keys, as both wallets and addresses have publ...' by /u/bitfloss removed from /r/Bitcoin within 1-6min
''' Related: I have been confused by what seems to be the synonymous use of "wallet" and "address". This can become particularly troubling when people are referring to private and public keys, as both wallets and addresses have public and private keys. My question: can anyone find all the addresses a particular wallet contains by way of an address's key? ''' Context Link Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: bitfloss
It's beginning to feel a lot like 2017. Some useful reminders and advice for new comers.
Hype and increasing prices will undoubtedly attract new investors, HODLers, and gamblers. Regardless of how long you've been in crypto, below are a few pieces of information (or reminders) you should consider.
We're still early. Cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, is still in its infancy. Because of this, we will continue to see headlines of hacks, exchange closures, big name investors coming into the space, major institutional adoption, and everything in between. Until crypto is regulated (for better or worse) and even after, there will be bad actors attempting to steal your cryptocurrencies. To that end, think twice when hearing about 'deals' or investments that seem too good to be true. They probably are.
Protection. I often see questions regarding the storage of cryptocurrencies. Not to oversimplify, but as a user, you have ~3 choices to store your cryptocurrency. In order of most secure to least secure:
Cold Storage - From wikipedia: Cold storage refers to storing Bitcoins/Cryptos offline and spending without the private keys controlling them ever being online. This resists theft by hackers and malware, and is often a necessary security precaution especially dealing with large amounts of Bitcoin. If you aren't comfortable manually storing your private key, physical hardware wallets are your best alternative. When possible, buy direct from the manufacturer to avoid any tampering to your new device.
Hot Wallets - From investopedia: The difference between a hot wallet and a cold wallet is that hot wallets are connected to the internet, while cold wallets are not. Hot wallets can be installed onto your mobile device and/or your web browser. Similar to cold storage, these hot wallets will 'store' your crypto and will be accessed to send/receive tokens, execute smart contracts, and conduct other transactions. There are many options to choose from, but MetaMask is as close to an industry standard as it comes, and the developer has recently implemented an ERC-20 token swap function. Again, download directly from the developer if you can.
Exchanges - Exchanges certainly have their own purpose, most notably as an on and off ramp for your fiat currency (e.g., US Dollar, etc). However, when you read headlines like "Bitcoin Hacked for 10 million dollars!" what they usually mean is, a centralized exchange that holds users' cryptocurrencies was hacked and bitcoin was extracted from the exchange's storage. For this reason, exchanges are considered to be less safe than your Hot Wallet and Cold storage alternatives.
Don't be greedy. This is easier said than done, and many veteran traders have learned this the hard way -- some still haven't learned. When prices are only going up, you're going to feel like a million bucks. But things dont go up forever. Ever. (Unless it's the Fed's balance sheet.. har har). Point being, it's okay to take profits along the way up. I guarantee you'll have an opportunity to re-buy those same tokens at a cheaper price, and you'll enjoy them even more the second time around.
Don't spend more than you can afford. Hopefully this goes without saying, but the crypto space is extremely volatile. It is not uncommon to lose your entire investment with just one wrong token/ICO/scam. To that end; just use your common sense. It sounds easy, but when you're making money, sometimes it's hard to see the cliff at the end of the road.
Keep learning. I joined the crypto space because I saw an opportunity to make money. It's been a wild ride, and I've learned a lot more than I've gained (from a monetary perspective). What i didn't expect to happen, was to open pandora's box when it comes to what Bitcoin (specifically) aimed to solve. My thirst for knowledge only expanded when I learned of the opportunity space Ethereum was trying to fill. Compound that with the immutability of blockchain technology, DeFi, smart contracts, data oracles, (and the list goes on); now I'm completely hooked. It's clear to me that blockchain will revolutionize the way we function on the global scale. But many are just now beginning to learn about bBitcoin, and we're ahead of the curve. Which leads me back to point number 1; we're still early.
Sorry for rambling on here; I'm sure more veteran HODLers have already X'd out of this post, which is fine. They likely don't need this information as they have learned these same tips along their own journeys. But for newcomers to the space, I wish I had this foundational knowledge from the get go. Don't be afraid to ask questions on this sub. With the recent implementation of MOON tokens (this is a whole 'nother topic), I've personally noticed more downvotes than normal. But awareness and understanding is critical to adoption, so don't be turned off if you don't get an answer to your questions immediately. There is a wealth of knowledge scattered across the internet, and still a lot of smart people on reddit who are willing to help.
Anyways if you still want to write down you private key or if you wish to engrave the private key in a block of steel then here is something you need to know first. In Bitcoin, a private key is a 256-bit number which can be represented one of several ways. It’s all up to you how you wish to encode it. Private Keys are encoded in Base58. Find Bitcoin Private Keys. Look through a massive, generated database of Bitcoin private keys. Each page contains a grouping of 100 keys and their corresponding public addresses. These cryptocurrency addresses are generated on the fly, so in theory, every address's private key could be found eventually. Unfortunately, there are almost 2 256 keys in the database, making it near impossible to ... To understand the concept of private keys in Bitcoin let me give you an example: Imagine this is the 1950s: You are Bob, who wants to send a letter to Alice. You both are friends. Now to do this Bob needs to know Alice’s postal address or post box number. This post box number is public and is known to Alice and his friends & family, like Bob. Moreover, Alice can always tell this post box ... Der Gebrauch von Private und Public Keys steckt bei Kryptowährungen schon im Namen: Sie sind verschlüsselte Anwendungen. Bitcoin & Co. benötigen Schlüssel, damit Nutzer Coins senden und empfangen können This page contains sample addresses and/or private keys. Do not send bitcoins to or import any sample keys; you will lose your money. A private key in the context of Bitcoin is a secret number that allows bitcoins to be spent. Every Bitcoin wallet contains one or more private keys, which are saved in the wallet file.
Bitcoin Private and Public Keys Explained Simply - YouTube
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