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How is a subseed related to a seed

I don't understand how subseeds relate to seeds. Is it part of a seed, or derived from one somehow, or is it unrelated but subordinate to it. Can you get the seed given a subseed?
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Iota_wallet load problem

Traceback (most recent call last): File "c:\Users\MyName\Desktop\Work-in-Progress\test\seed_generator", line 9, in <module> import iota_wallet File "C:\Users\MyName\...
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How to migrate second Seed or more to Firefly

I did use Trinity since one month and had in it 3 Seeds. Now I did migrate one of the seeds to Firefly and I did want to migrate the second Seed and use a it with Firefly, but I found only the ...
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I have not accessed my Iota wallet for over two years. My seed is 80 characters long. What should I do to access my funds?

I have not accessed my Iota for over two years. My seed is 80 characters long and the new trinity wallet only accepts 81 characters. what should I do to access my Iota please help
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Password not recognized

Even though I know the password is correct, it is not working. I have my private keys on my ledger. Can I install a new wallet and use my ledger seed phrases? I never got seed phrases from Iota.
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Migrations Tool Problem Trinity! Help!

who is familiar with the Iota migration tool for Trinity? If I made a mistake during the migration and put my Iota Token in there, who is responsible for it? Probably me? Or? But, but I didn't read ...
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Is it secure to enter your seed in a browser form to publish data to IOTA Tangle?

I am trying to publish my data on IOTA Tangle using MAM. For this, I have designed a web form where I have to enter my seed and press the publish button. The actual data is fetched from firebase ...
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How to send Health Data to Tangle via MAM?

I am trying to make a project to send Health data from my phone to Tangle via MAM. For this purpose, I have made a sample file that publishes sample health data to Tangle. When I am running the code, ...
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Could an address theoretically be signed from any seed?

A seed consists of 81 trytes. A standard address also consists of 81 trytes (I have read that it is also possible to generate longer addresses but not sure about that). Every seed can generate ...
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IOTA Seed less then 81 characters

i bought some iota late 2017 but the seed i created at the time on the desktop wallet was less then 81 characters and it worked fine, i thought id wait until the official wallet came out and would ...
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Cracking seed with list of addresses and indexes

I have an open source offline airgapped encrypted device for signing transactions. Seeds are stored on this device. Signed transactions are passed to an online machine as a parade of qr-codes for ...
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Does Broadcasting a Bundle on Both MainNet and TestNet Facilitate Brute Forcing the Seed?

I have made an open source airgapped device for signing bundles offline. A main purpose is to address the possiblity that the components we use to make our devices are already compromised before ...
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What happens if we generate a "seed" that already exists?

According to this answer, "our seed is as the combined username and password that grants access to our bank account. If anyone obtains our seed, they can login and access our funds." Despite ...
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Is it really safe? [duplicate]

How likely is it that someone will discover my seed? either by brute force or by trying to generate a new one.
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Security implications of storing seed on Trezor password manager

I'm wondering about using Trezor password manager to store an IOTA seed and whether there are any security implications I should be aware of? Many thanks!
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Can I check that my SEED generated the address? Missing coins!

I downloaded the IOTA wallet through the official site, then created a SEED, logged in and generated an address. I attached it to the tangle and then transferred some coins from Bitfinex. I have ...
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How is the association between a seed and its addresses implemented?

For example, how can a wallet determine what addresses correspond to a given seed (before and after a snapshot)?
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How do you find addresses with balance with the seed?

I'm trying to build a small C# client and use the C#-Api on Github. My problem is: With one seed I can generate millions of adresses. How do I find all addresses with balance when I type in my seed? ...
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What's the difference between the 3 security levels when generating an address from a seed?

The IOTA java script library's getNewAddress function has a security parameter which can take the values 1, 2, or 3. Each value will generate a different address with the same seed - what's the ...
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What does 'USX' (was 'GPW') mean when switching wallets?

I created a seed as I am doing a transfer to a different wallet. When I put the seed of the first password in the light wallet, on the very end, in a bubble are the three letters 'GPW' when I switch ...
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Ever need new seed?

If you make a new wallet, (seed), and move all your tokens to it, will the other (old) wallet disappear? Will the old wallet (seed) clog the tangle? Is there a preferred way? Is there ever a time/...
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What is Mathematical Formula behind Private Key and Address? [duplicate]

I understand that the Private Key and Address pair is generated from the Seed + index number. Is there anywhere where I can find the mathematical formula beside decoding the wallet code ? Thank you.
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Do I Have to Change My Seed after Multiple Transactions?

Is it recommended to change the seed and transfer the funds after creating a higher, specific amount of Receive addresses and doing multiple (20+), completed transactions (no double-spending of course)...
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Attaching an address generated by an old version of the library?

For starters, let it be known that attaching an address to a seed is easy using the JS library: iota.api.sendTransfer(seed, 3, 14, [{"address": address, "value": 0, "message": "", "tag": ""}], ...
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Seed generator best and safe? [duplicate]

Which is the best seed generator and is there an official one Thanks
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Address re-use and snapshot

If an address was used more than once to spend, as was the case in the September claim, are addresses that were weakened for violating the Winternitz, One Time Signiture architecture of the tangle, ...
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Getting error while trying spin up old IRI

I need to find old adressed and transactions and therefore i am trying to launch old IRI versions and connect to them using nostalgia.html, but i get this error after entereing the seed. Any idea? ...
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IOTAs sent to the seed instead of an address

I saw someone sent IOTAs to the seed! IOTAs sent to seed instead of address will be stuck forever. Until some seed randomly creates that as an address. Is it possible? Is there any way to retrieve ...
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Reclaim transaction hash

I have just reviewed the transaction hash of the reclaim tool's process and cannot identify the address that this hash references? I understand that it should be the address at index zero for the new ...
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Is it more secure to use VPN client? [closed]

As I am always afraid of keylogger and viruses "seeing" me tipping in the seed into my wallet I wonder if it may be more secure if I use a VPN tunnel to go into the internet.
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Could a sensor be hacked to steal the money in its wallet?

If there is a sensor with a wallet and someone steals the sensor. Wouldn't it be easy for him to hack the sensor and find the seed?
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Sending seeds to someone securely

If I want to send a seed to someone. How would you do it securely? Is it maybe even possible through the tangle? For example I have a seed with 50Miota and I want to give it away to a friend who ...
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Limit on number of addresses generated for one seed

I have an application that will be generating addresses for each incoming transaction, and the number of transactions could grow quite large. Is there a maximum number of addresses that can be ...
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How are addresses calculated from the seed?

I was wondering how addresses are calculated from the seed. Specifically, I thought it was using the hash of the seed plus a nonce to create the address. But I would appreciate if someone could shed a ...
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How many addresses do I have to reattach after a snapshot?

I heard rumors about double-spending is possible after a snapshot if you don't create new addresses. Now I have 70 addresses in my actual wallet/seed. Does that mean I have to create 71 new addresses ...
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Why is logging into the seed so slow?

Why does it sometimes need such a long time to log into the light wallet? Is it depending on how many transactions are already done inside the seed or is it depending on when was the last snapshot? ...
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Is loggin in from 2 different light wallets at the same time possible?

Is it possible to log into my seed from one computer (light node) and at the same time log in from another computer or from android wallet?
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How much of my security is improved using other levels of security when generating the seed?

I had a hard time answering this question because I do not know how much security levels improve security in quantitative terms. Is this right? e.g. (Hashspace increment) 81 trits => 27^81 ^1 (low ...
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How to copy and paste Seed from passwordmanager to light wallet [duplicate]

To confuse a keylogger I don't copy and paste the whole seed into the light wallet, but only part of it and the next part I write by myself before copy and past the next part and so on. Or I write ...
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What is the chance that a supercomputer finds a Seed with money

I know that today it is almost impossible to find someones Seed. But what happens in the future. Will it ever be possible that a very fast supercomputer is checking million seeds per second to find ...
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From which address money is being sent if I have money on more than 1 address?

If I have 3 addresses in my seed and each address received 10 IOTAs. I guess my wallet will show 30 IOTAs. Now I send 12 IOTAs to someone. How do I know which address will be empty, which will have 8 ...
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What's the difference between a private key and a seed?

What is the difference between a private key and a seed? When people talk about the "secret key", do they mean the "private key? Are they the same? What are public keys? How are they related to ...
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Sending funds you don't see in your balance because of snapshot problem

After a snapshot there is often this problem, that you have to add addresses to see your full balances again. If I exactly know that there should be for example 20MIOTA in that seed, would it be ...
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Multiple Wallets

How do I go about setting up a 'Merry Christmas' wallet for my bride; and yet another 'Christmas present wallet' for my daughter. Three separate wallets—each with a unique seed.
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Difficulty of cracking the seed based on checksum?

Assuming you know the checksum of a seed. How much does the brute-force difficulty decrease? By 27^3, or more?
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Can I see my balance without logging in?

Can I see my balance without logging in with my seed?
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How can I know if my IOTAs were stolen?

I see that my balance is 0i, yesterday there was a positive balance. I see a transaction confirmed going out that I didn't make. I created my seed using an offline /urandom command and mixing up few ...
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If I increment the first tryte of Seed A to obtain Seed B, why does Seed B retain some of the spent addresses of Seed A in it's history?

According to this video when you take a Seed A (e.g. HIJK99) and increment the first tryte by one to obtain another Seed B (i.e. IIJK99), Seed B is associated to the transactions to Seed A.
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What happens to my money if my phone is damaged?

Many people are afraid of cryptocurrencies because they heard about people losing all of their Bitcoin when they lost access to their wallet. What happens to my money when my phone is damaged?
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Will every IoT device will have their own wallet, own seed?

Will every IoT device will have their own wallet with their own seed, or how is this planned? What if every IoT device will have their own seed and so we run out of seeds? Is this possible? What if ...
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