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How can I set up a cold storage?

I have heard something about cold storage. What is the best way to set up a cold storage for IOTA and why is it safer?
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In the IOTA wallet, what does the Promote button do?

In the 2.5.5 version of the official IOTA wallet, "Reattach" seems to have been replaced with "Promote". What does Promote do that Reattach didn't, and how does it improve transaction confirmation?
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What does the ATTACH TO TANGLE button do?

On the Receive screen in the IOTA Wallet there's a button labeled "Attach to Tangle": I thought attaching to tangle only applies to transactions, not addresses. What does this button do?
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How do I generate a wallet from a seed?

Specifically, how do I generate the wallet offline with a seed. I want to use dice to generate the seed and create the address from that seed.
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Does every pending transaction pose a threat for my remaining funds in the wallet?

A moderator on slack told me that every pending transaction poses a threat for my remaining funds in the wallet. Especially when a transaction stays pending for a long time or never confirms. As far ...
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What is the Min Weight Magnitude and what implications arise from changing it?

The Min Weight Magnitude determines how 'hard' the POW puzzle is. How does this work? What are the implications when setting a lower or higher MWM, how does it impact the consense and are tx with ...
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Any experience of IOTA on embedded devices?

I got an issue, so I wrote a stackoverflow issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48898733/cant-resolve-library-dependencies Maybe someone is able to help me. After writing this issue, I thought ...
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What is the difference between “double-spending” and “address-reuse”?

As far as I understood: double-spending: is when you do a second outgoing transaction while another one is still in pending. (this is possible only with Android wallet, because the light wallet [...
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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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Is it correct that a wallet which does PoW never needs to call attachToTangle?

This is more or less to confirm my deeper understanding of IRI and how it all works. From the docs and the code what I see is, that attachToTangle outsources the PoW to a node. It is ...
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Does a wallet actually verify or validate two other transactions?

This is to confirm my understanding: In many talks and posts, it is said that the wallet or client of a node validated or verifies two other transactions. I wonder, whether this is the best ...
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Could an IOTA wallet operate without seeds?

Virtually all existing IOTA software uses seeds for key/address generation. However, it seems that there's nothing stopping a program from generating keys/addresses at random — as long as it has the ...
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How can I recover my IOTA balance?

I transferred iota from Bitfinex to my wallet in October. And at first the wallet displayed the balance but then it went to zero. How can I troubleshoot/recover my balance?
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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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What is the difference between a light node and a full node GUI wallet?

What is the exact difference between a full node wallet and a light node GUI wallet and which of both should I use?
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Lost or wrong jotted seed - is it possible to withdraw IOTA?

Afraid of spyware or something worse, I decided to jot down the seed for my very first IOTA wallet. Unfortunately it was the wrong seed... Fortunately, it was a small amount of money I sent. In ...
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ProxyPass a path to IRI's API

I would like to be able to set up a webserver on the same address as my node such that curl https://iota.example.com <html><body> Welcome to My IOTA Node! </body></html> and ...
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“Multi-signature wallet” from Bitfinex

I saw that Bitfinex announced that they have updated their own multi-signature wallet. Why do they need to do this, is this something that official wallet API doesn't support?
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Setting up and running full IOTA Wallet

Excuse me, can you please help me, when I launch IOTA Wallet (full version) with a few neighboring nodes added, the wallet reports following error: 12/28 16:55:24.416 [main] INFO com.iota.iri.IRI - ...
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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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My IOTA balance is not correct

I have tried to search deep into this before submitting here. I have changed nodes, attached to tangle a few times and also changed 'minWeightMagnitude' to 14. None of those seem to reflect my ...
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Is this an official source of the IOTA wallet?

https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet/releases/tag/v2.5.7 Is this release from iota I have got v2.5.6 before I download just wanted to make sure this is right wallet and it’s not a scam Thanks
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Iota wallet balance is 0 and tangle explorer only shows received and 0 sent

I can't find my funds and have tried everything from every forum, and what I find very odd is that the below is the 1st wallet I send my funds from bitfinex to https://iotasear.ch/address/...
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node-gyp rebuild issue when installing dependencies for wallet

I am attempting to build wallet from source but following the instructions in the README. My motivation is I'm interested in a hardware wallet concept / wallet projects in general. Running OS X 10.12....
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Attach to tangle, invalid response error

I am using the official IOTA GUI wallet (currently version 2.5.4). I am having problems with the "Attach to Tangle" function. I always get the error message "invalid response". I already changed the ...
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For the past month, I haven't been able to get this transaction to go through

I have this transaction that won't go through, and because of address reuse, I'm not able to create any new transactions until I get this transaction to go through. Before the newest version of the ...
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Can the official GUI IOTA wallet also delegate its PoW to a full node?

I have setup a full node myself and made sure the attachToTangle command is remotely available. I was assuming the IOTA wallet would outsource its PoW then instead of doing it himself (by means of ...
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How to run two light wallets at the same time?

I would like to open two (or multiple) instances of the light wallet so I can do more transactions and validate other people's. Is this possible somehow? At the moment I have to logout from one and ...
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Transactions Pending - Balance 0

I have had my IOTA in at Bitfinex account for a while now, and decided to move it over to the app. After a while the transaction was at 0 and showing pending, but after browsing around I saw to ...
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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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What needs to be done to backup the IOTA wallet?

What needs to be done to backup the IOTA wallet? Is it sufficient to keep the seed in a backup location (such as maybe Password Safe or KeePass), or is it also necessary to backup any file from the ...
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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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How long does a transfer IOTAs from the wallet to the exchange (Bitfinex) take?

Downloading IOTAs from the exchange to the wallet is somehow slow but in the end it works. Uploading just does not seem to work even using the reattach or promote options.
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What to do with pending transactions even after too many reattachments?

If any transaction is pending for hours/days even after reattaching and promoting it (while connected with updated node and keep changing them for reattaching again), shall I resend it to receiver's ...
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How to create 2-of-3 offline paper wallet

I'd like to create a 2-of-3 paper wallet on an offline machine. How can I do this? I've found a paper wallet generator, but it doesn't allow to create N of M wallets
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How to connect cli-app with IOTA Javascript Library

I installed IOTA CLI Wallet and executing 'iota-cli' works after iri is executed. I get NodeInfo command run on iota-cli from my terminal also. So I guess a stand alone IOTA wallet core is now ...
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Wallet2Wallet Transaction won't confirm

About ~3 weeks ago I did a 'test-transaction' from one wallet to another. My wallet is always up to date, right now version 2.5.6 . I reattached and promoted many times now, changed node to healthy ...
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How long should it takes before I can consider an outgoing transaction that is still in pending as failed?

This is a different question born from the discussion in "How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?" I'd like to know WHEN I have the green light to try to do a second transaction in ...
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How to send multiple transactions simultaneously from the wallet?

Case 1 : I have IOTAs on 1 address User can't send to multiple addresses simultaneously. Private key reuse. Case 2: I have IOTAs on multiple addresses User can't choose the address to spend on GUI ...
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Are all your iotas moved to the new address when pressing “generate new address” in the light wallet?

When pressing "Generate new address", under "Receive", in the light wallet are all your IOTAs moved to this new address? This is the scenario I am trying to grasp: Let's say you sent IOTAs twice from ...
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Checking current balance via older address

I need to check if the balance on my wallet is still there without log in to it. Can I check an used address on which I deposited earlyer via explorer? Or is it possible that this address shows ...
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How to properly move funds from Wallet A to Wallet B without being exposed to security risks?

Essentially I have a seed that I want to get rid off so I generated a new one. I have two desktop wallets open on different computers (wallets "A" and "B"). Wallet A is using the old seed and Wallet B ...
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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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When I lose 2FA for Trinity do I still have access using my Seed?

I use 2FA and my password to sent transaction via Trinity. When I would lose my smartphone with Google authenticator do I still have the option to get my IOTAs with my Seed? Thank you!
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Why is this message coming when I am trying to send

I am trying to send some iotas and this message keeps popping up. What am I doing wrong? How to find out which node to select in order to get transactions confirmed?
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Invalid Response when attaching to tangle

I'm trying to send IOTAs from Binance to my IOTA wallet 2.5.6. I generated an address and copied it into the withdrawal section of Binance. Then I submitted and confirmed it in Binance. When the ...
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Wallet UI turns black after sending

After trying to send miotas, wallet UI becomes black and its not sending. I checked the address and no transactions is done. I have no idea what to do about it. I have the new version on wallet (2.5.6)...
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Reasons for: “Transaction resolves to incorrect ledger balance” in IRI (1.4.1.6)

I'm running multiple fullnodes which are completely synced. However, some light wallet users are reporting problems and I see Transaction resolves to incorrect ledger balance in the IRI logs for ...
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Wallet doesn‘t show correct Balance

My wallet didn‘t show the correct Balance, some MIOTA were missing. I hadn‘t missed a Snapshot but was able to restore the right balance by generating addresses. My question is what led to that kind ...
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Compute key digest for multi sig wallet

Reading Generating Secure Multisig Addresses (for hot wallets and cold storage), I see the term "key digest". Is this key a private key associated with an address? How to compute the digest? Since ...