Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Addresses' started by n0z, Jan 9, 2016.
I have to create a new address for every computer i have?
I'm new in cryptocurrency.
Thanks a lot!
No you can import the keys! But I make new ones all the time! for bit-coin.
Generating An Address
Download and extract the contents of the correct version dcraddrgen 64-bit, 32-bit, ARM
You will be prompted to write down a seed for your wallet. Write down every word after "Your wallet generation seed is:" and before "Hex: ...", as instructed. This is your secret key and is used to spend your funds. An example of this is given below, for reference:
treadmill Chicago wallet phonetic absurd midsummer
fracture bottomless Vulcan leprosy snapline corporate
classroom gravity klaxon tolerance drainage Cherokee
payday headwaters concert existence edict therapist
rematch torpedo necklace bravado revenge outfielder
adult specialist swelter
After you've written down and double checked your seed, type 'OK'. The program will exit and a text file, keys.txt, will be generated in the folder. Open keys.txt and find your Decred address in the first line. An example is given below for reference:
First address: DsajTunZpgBE7ThpkUU7JbT3CUp242H9boe
The extended public key used to generate all of your future addresses is the second line of the file. Keep this a secret, and store this file somewhere safe.
Optional: Verify the integrity of the seed you wrote down by running dcraddrgen -verify and typing it in when prompted. The program will print your first address again. Verify this first address is the same one shown in keys.txt.
Enter your address in the box above. Read the information around the checkboxes carefully and click the Submit button.
Help is available if you have trouble. Contact us on our forum or IRC channel.
What do we need the extended public key for if we have the seed list? Can't we always generate our wallet from the seed list...and therefore generate future addresses from that?
Found it! Good summary at: http://jonathanpatrick.me/blog/hd-wallets-drupal
"HD wallets are composed of a tree of pairs of extended public (xpub) and extended private (xprv) keys derived from a single seed or mnemonic sentence. An xprv can generate its child xpubs and child xprvs. An xpub can only generate its child xpubs. Any extended key can be converted into it's non-extended variant that cannot generate children.
A non-extended public key can be converted into a payment address. A non-extended private key can be used to spend funds that are held on the payment address it is associated with."