Tag: Private Keys

Couldn't Everybody Type in Random Private Keys and Steal Funds?

Short Version Yes, but finding an account with a balance would take eons ... so ... no. Long Version Ethereum is based on Public Key…

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Ensuring MyCrypto Doesn't Give Different People the Same Private Key

First of all, a wallet's private key is not given, it is randomly generated. Then the public key is derived from it and, finally, the…

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How Do Secret Recovery Phrases Work?

A Secret Recovery Phrase , mnemonic phrase , or Seed Phrase is a set of typically either 12 or 24 words, which can be used to derive an…

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Differences Between Wallet Types (e.g., Private Key vs Keystore)

Cryptocurrency might be home to some of the most confusing naming conventions on Earth. What's the difference between "wallet" and "account…

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How Does View Address Work?

MyCrypto is a client-side application, which means that we never store your funds. Every address you access and transaction you generate is…

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How to Access Your Wallet with a Keystore File

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via Keystore file. Why? Keystore files are vulnerable for two reasons…

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How to Access Your Wallet with a Secret Recovery Phrase

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via Secret Recovery Phrase. Why? Secret Recovery Phrase are vulnerable…

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How to Create a Wallet

We highly recommend getting a hardware wallet or using MetaMask as a method to access your wallet and store your funds. The following…

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[Jaxx ➡ MyCrypto] Access Your Jaxx Account on MyCrypto

You can use both MyCrypto and Jaxx at the same time; both are client side wallets that simply allow you to access your ETH on the blockchain…

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[MyCrypto ➡ Geth] Access Your MyCrypto Account in Geth

Geth files are typically found in the file locations below. Mac: ~/Library/Ethereum/keystore Linux: ~/.ethereum/keystore Windows: %APPDATA…

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[MyCrypto ➡ OpenEthereum] Access Your MyCrypto Account in OpenEthereum

In December of 2019 , Parity transitioned its Parity Ethereum client to a DAO ownership and maintainer model, and was renamed to…

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How Do I Encrypt My Private Key or Wallet Password?

Can I turn my unencrypted private key into an encrypted private key? Yes, you can encrypt your private key using MyCrypto by accessing your…

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[Coinbase ➡ MyCrypto] Moving From Coinbase to MyCrypto

How do I move from Coinbase to MyCrypto? Exchange/Hosted Wallet -> MyCrypto So you want to hold your own funds? Are you sure? Please…

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[Mist ➡ MyCrypto] Access Your Mist Wallet With MyCrypto

Recently, it was announced that the Mist Browser and Ethereum Wallet will not be developed/supported further . MyCrypto is one of the…

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[MyCrypto ➡ Ledger] Moving From MyCrypto to Ledger

The Ledger Nano S is one of the best and easiest-to-use cryptocurrency hardware wallets out there, and is available for purchase here…

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[MyCrypto ➡ MetaMask] Moving From MyCrypto to MetaMask

Using MetaMask + MyCrypto has 3 key benefits: If you use MetaMask, it is far less likely you will be phished or affected by a phishing site…

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[MyCrypto ➡ Trezor] Moving From MyCrypto to Trezor

The Trezor is one of the best and easiest-to-use cryptocurrency hardware wallets out there, and is available for purchase here . While the…

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Using MyCrypto For Cold Storage

The MyCrypto desktop application is part of an older version of MyCrypto that is not actively maintained. You can find the latest version of…

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Why Does My Private Key Open TWO Addresses?

Please be sure that you are carefully and accurately typing in your private key. A single wrong character will open a different wallet…

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Lost Private Key

MyCrypto is not a "web wallet." You do not create an account or give us your crypto or tokens to hold on to. We are simply an interface that…

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Lost Password

MyCrypto is not a "web wallet." You do not create an account or give us your crypto or tokens to hold on to. MyCrypto is simply an interface…

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Lost Password - Ethereum Presale Wallet File

Important note: This article is talking about presale wallets, for regular wallets take a look at the Lost Password article. I forgot the…

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Missing Characters From Private Key

Credit goes to Bahk ( https://github.com/domalak ). How to use (for beginners) Click "Raw" on https://gist.github.com/tayvano/7755e3e8d8b…

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Private Key Not Working

Be sure there is no space at the beginning or end of your private key. MyCrypto validates based on the number of characters. If you saved…

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