Recovering a wallet using BIP32 : Bitcoin

Groestlcoin 6th Anniversary Release


Dear Groestlers, it goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult time for millions of people worldwide. The groestlcoin team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone our best to everyone coping with the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19. Let it bring out the best in us all and show that collectively, we can conquer anything.
The centralised banks and our national governments are facing unprecedented times with interest rates worldwide dropping to record lows in places. Rest assured that this can only strengthen the fundamentals of all decentralised cryptocurrencies and the vision that was seeded with Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper over 10 years ago. Despite everything that has been thrown at us this year, the show must go on and the team will still progress and advance to continue the momentum that we have developed over the past 6 years.
In addition to this, we'd like to remind you all that this is Groestlcoin's 6th Birthday release! In terms of price there have been some crazy highs and lows over the years (with highs of around $2.60 and lows of $0.000077!), but in terms of value– Groestlcoin just keeps getting more valuable! In these uncertain times, one thing remains clear – Groestlcoin will keep going and keep innovating regardless. On with what has been worked on and completed over the past few months.

UPDATED - Groestlcoin Core 2.18.2

This is a major release of Groestlcoin Core with many protocol level improvements and code optimizations, featuring the technical equivalent of Bitcoin v0.18.2 but with Groestlcoin-specific patches. On a general level, most of what is new is a new 'Groestlcoin-wallet' tool which is now distributed alongside Groestlcoin Core's other executables.
NOTE: The 'Account' API has been removed from this version which was typically used in some tip bots. Please ensure you check the release notes from 2.17.2 for details on replacing this functionality.

How to Upgrade?

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer.
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), run the dmg and drag Groestlcoin Core to Applications.

Other Linux



Download the Windows Installer (64 bit) here
Download the Windows Installer (32 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (32 bit) here
Download the OSX Installer here
Download the OSX binaries here
Download the Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Linux binaries (32 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (32 bit) here


ALL NEW - Groestlcoin Moonshine iOS/Android Wallet

Built with React Native, Moonshine utilizes Electrum-GRS's JSON-RPC methods to interact with the Groestlcoin network.
GRS Moonshine's intended use is as a hot wallet. Meaning, your keys are only as safe as the device you install this wallet on. As with any hot wallet, please ensure that you keep only a small, responsible amount of Groestlcoin on it at any given time.





ALL NEW! – HODL GRS Android Wallet

HODL GRS connects directly to the Groestlcoin network using SPV mode and doesn't rely on servers that can be hacked or disabled.
HODL GRS utilizes AES hardware encryption, app sandboxing, and the latest security features to protect users from malware, browser security holes, and even physical theft. Private keys are stored only in the secure enclave of the user's phone, inaccessible to anyone other than the user.
Simplicity and ease-of-use is the core design principle of HODL GRS. A simple recovery phrase (which we call a Backup Recovery Key) is all that is needed to restore the user's wallet if they ever lose or replace their device. HODL GRS is deterministic, which means the user's balance and transaction history can be recovered just from the backup recovery key.



Main Release (Main Net)
Testnet Release


ALL NEW! – GroestlcoinSeed Savior

Groestlcoin Seed Savior is a tool for recovering BIP39 seed phrases.
This tool is meant to help users with recovering a slightly incorrect Groestlcoin mnemonic phrase (AKA backup or seed). You can enter an existing BIP39 mnemonic and get derived addresses in various formats.
To find out if one of the suggested addresses is the right one, you can click on the suggested address to check the address' transaction history on a block explorer.


Live Version (Not Recommended)





ALL NEW! – Vanity Search Vanity Address Generator

NOTE: NVidia GPU or any CPU only. AMD graphics cards will not work with this address generator.
VanitySearch is a command-line Segwit-capable vanity Groestlcoin address generator. Add unique flair when you tell people to send Groestlcoin. Alternatively, VanitySearch can be used to generate random addresses offline.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic addresses generated by regular groestlcoin clients, then VanitySearch is the right choice for you to create a more personalized address.
VanitySearch is a groestlcoin address prefix finder. If you want to generate safe private keys, use the -s option to enter your passphrase which will be used for generating a base key as for BIP38 standard (VanitySearch.exe -s "My PassPhrase" FXPref). You can also use VanitySearch.exe -ps "My PassPhrase" which will add a crypto secure seed to your passphrase.
VanitySearch may not compute a good grid size for your GPU, so try different values using -g option in order to get the best performances. If you want to use GPUs and CPUs together, you may have best performances by keeping one CPU core for handling GPU(s)/CPU exchanges (use -t option to set the number of CPU threads).






ALL NEW! – Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020

Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020 is a windows app built from the ground-up and makes it easier than ever before to create your very own bespoke bech32 address(es) when whilst not connected to the internet.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic bech32 addresses generated by regular Groestlcoin clients, then Groestlcoin EasyVanity2020 is the right choice for you to create a more personalised bech32 address. This 2020 version uses the new VanitySearch to generate not only legacy addresses (F prefix) but also Bech32 addresses (grs1 prefix).




Remastered! – Groestlcoin WPF Desktop Wallet (v2.19.0.18)

Groestlcoin WPF is an alternative full node client with optional lightweight 'thin-client' mode based on WPF. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is one of Microsoft's latest approaches to a GUI framework, used with the .NET framework. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for exporting blockchain.dat and including a lite wallet mode.
This wallet was previously deprecated but has been brought back to life with modern standards.


Remastered Improvements



ALL NEW! – BIP39 Key Tool

Groestlcoin BIP39 Key Tool is a GUI interface for generating Groestlcoin public and private keys. It is a standalone tool which can be used offline.



Linux :
 pip3 install -r requirements.txt python3 bip39\_gui.py 


ALL NEW! – Electrum Personal Server

Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server aims to make using Electrum Groestlcoin wallet more secure and more private. It makes it easy to connect your Electrum-GRS wallet to your own full node.
It is an implementation of the Electrum-grs server protocol which fulfils the specific need of using the Electrum-grs wallet backed by a full node, but without the heavyweight server backend, for a single user. It allows the user to benefit from all Groestlcoin Core's resource-saving features like pruning, blocks only and disabled txindex. All Electrum-GRS's feature-richness like hardware wallet integration, multi-signature wallets, offline signing, seed recovery phrases, coin control and so on can still be used, but connected only to the user's own full node.
Full node wallets are important in Groestlcoin because they are a big part of what makes the system be trust-less. No longer do people have to trust a financial institution like a bank or PayPal, they can run software on their own computers. If Groestlcoin is digital gold, then a full node wallet is your own personal goldsmith who checks for you that received payments are genuine.
Full node wallets are also important for privacy. Using Electrum-GRS under default configuration requires it to send (hashes of) all your Groestlcoin addresses to some server. That server can then easily spy on your transactions. Full node wallets like Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server would download the entire blockchain and scan it for the user's own addresses, and therefore don't reveal to anyone else which Groestlcoin addresses they are interested in.
Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can also broadcast transactions through Tor which improves privacy by resisting traffic analysis for broadcasted transactions which can link the IP address of the user to the transaction. If enabled this would happen transparently whenever the user simply clicks "Send" on a transaction in Electrum-grs wallet.
Note: Currently Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can only accept one connection at a time.



Linux / OSX (Instructions)


UPDATED – Android Wallet 7.38.1 - Main Net + Test Net

The app allows you to send and receive Groestlcoin on your device using QR codes and URI links.
When using this app, please back up your wallet and email them to yourself! This will save your wallet in a password protected file. Then your coins can be retrieved even if you lose your phone.



Main Net
Main Net (FDroid)
Test Net


UPDATED – Groestlcoin Sentinel 3.5.06 (Android)

Groestlcoin Sentinel is a great solution for anyone who wants the convenience and utility of a hot wallet for receiving payments directly into their cold storage (or hardware wallets).
Sentinel accepts XPUB's, YPUB'S, ZPUB's and individual Groestlcoin address. Once added you will be able to view balances, view transactions, and (in the case of XPUB's, YPUB's and ZPUB's) deterministically generate addresses for that wallet.
Groestlcoin Sentinel is a fork of Groestlcoin Samourai Wallet with all spending and transaction building code removed.




UPDATED – P2Pool Test Net



Pre-Hosted Testnet P2Pool is available via http://testp2pool.groestlcoin.org:21330/static/


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Transcript of Open Developer Meeting In Discord - 5/10/2019

[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
Channel should be open now
you all rock!
just getting that out of the way :wink:
Cheers everyone.
Hi fabulous dev team!
No specific agenda today.
Has everyone seen Zelcore wallet, and Spend app?
Any major development status updates that haven't been listed in #news?
How was the meetup yesterday? I heard it would be recorded, it is uploaded anywhere yet?
And Trezor support on Mango Farm assets?
@Synicide Yes it was recorded. The Bitcoin meetup organizer has the video.
I talked about Ravencoin, but mostly about the stuff that was being built on/with/for Ravencoin.
There was about 70% overlap with folks who were at the Ravencoin meetup in March.
awesome, looking forward to watching it when it's available
I'll hit up James and see if he's posting the video.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
@theDopeMedic I'd follow github if youre interested in development status
zelcore looks super slick. Been meaning to research its security more with the username/pw being stored on device
How is the progress on the restricted assets and testnet coming along? A secondary question would be about the approximate fork timeframe.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
Has anyone heard from the community dev (BW) working on Dividends?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Any word on BW and his progress w dividends?
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org LOL
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org Great question. I haven't heard.
last meeting BlondFrogs said he would try to connect with BW as he was sick with the flu at the time. Maybe he has an update
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
I've tried to get in contact, but with no success.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Got a funny feeling...
Last time we left off with someone mentioning a foundation and Tron saying let’s discuss that next time iirc
Has anyone taken a look at the merits for this proposal? Thoughts? https://medium.com/systems-nexus/modified-x16r-algorithm-proposal-for-constant-hash-rate-in-short-time-164711dd9044
Modified X16R algorithm proposal for constant hash rate in short time
Interpretation Lens V. a0.01
I did see it. Does anyone think this is a problem?
It looks interesting... but I'm not sure what it is trying to solve. Looking at netstats, our 1 hour average block time is perfectly 1 minute
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
Last I heard from him he expressed how important finishing the code was. I wouldnt jump to conclusions on his absence within the community.
x16r by nature will fluctuate, but DGW seems to be doing a good job keeping consistent block times
Because of relatively broad distribution across the algorithms, the block times are fairly consistent. It is possible, but very, very unlikely to get a sequence that takes up to 4x longer, but that's super rare, and only 4 minutes.
We did some timing analysis of the algorithms early on. A few are 1/2 as long as SHA-256 and some are up to 4x longer. But when you randomly select 16 it usually comes out about even.
1hr avg: 1.02min - 24hr avg: 1min
I think we should focus on building, and not trying to fix what isnt necessarily broken
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Is everyone ok with the frequency (every other week) of this discussion?
(Added thumbs down to measure)
@Jeroz Did you do thumbs-up and thumbs down?
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
Seems appropriate. Its not like the devs dont poke around here and chat anyways.
Anything critical that we should be aware of?
When I need a dev, I poke a dev. When that dev is unavailable. I poke another one :smiley:
BlondFrogs was testing some github code last month to create a dividends snapshot database of asset holders at a given blockheight. Is that planned for inclusion? That's the only thing needed for dividends.
I hope I didn’t offend any devs
With poking around
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Was thinking voting would be an excellent use case for restricted assets. Local communities, nations, etc... could kyc their residents
Is x16r will remain fpga mineable
@Jeroz We're hard to offend.
Is the general dev feeling that the next fork should and will include everything needed for the next 6-9 months (barring something completely unforeseen)?
I know :smile:
@radiodub Nearly impossible to stop FPGAs and still keep GPUs
About that: voting is another hard fork right? Not too soon?
FPGAs can be reprogrammed as fast. It is silicon (true ASIC) that we can obsolete with a tiny change.
@Jeroz Messaging, voting, Tags, Restricted Assets would require a hard fork (upgrade).
We could do them each individually, but folks get weary of upgrades, so current plan is to roll them together into one.
Good idea
Oh voting too?
People will like that
I thought that was coming later
Voting is the one that isn't being worked on now. Tags and Restricted assets have taken precedence.
I know. But you plan on waiting to fork until voting is also done?
That would have my preference tbh
But I can see an issue with too many things at the same time
If someone wants to step in, we've had one of our devs sidelined and he was working on BlockBook support so more light wallets can connect to Ravencoin. Mostly test cases needed at this point.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
Thats a pretty large upgrade.. Bigger surface for unknowns
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
At what point would RVN community consider moving to ASICs because having a Bitcoin level of security would eventually be needed?
Never rikki
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org 100% Lots of testing on testnet and bounties.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
I am here :smiley:
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor There's nothing inherently wrong with ASICs but it tends to centralize to data centers and less opportunity for anyone to just run their gaming rig overnight and collect RVN.
Welcome Blondfrogs
Asics are too expensive. If we want normal people to mine, then we cant be an asic network
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
@Tron True but what happens when the chain needs a Bitcoin level of protection?
More GPUs, more FPGAs
Nvidia loves ravencoin :stuck_out_tongue:
ok, so we are pro FPGAs
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖔𝖓 𝕳𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖔 CEO ∞05/10/2019
Build it and they will come
It's all relative. It is cost to attack. If an ASIC isn't available for rent, then only option is rental of non-allocated GPUs
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
@Chill Eventually everyone will need FPGAs to be profitable on RVN, at that point I don't see why we just don't make the switch to ASICs
Also, as much as we don't focus on price, the price does matter because it determines the amount of electricity and hardware will be deployed to get the block reward. Price increase means more security, more mining means more security means higher price.
It's a circle.
someone tell that to the twitter handler
you guys adding seedphrase to desktop wallet?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
@HailKira We will, just is not a high priority right now.
Twitter handle wants rvn ded
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
I just don't see much difference between ASIC and FPGA and I'd rather have the added nethash an ASIC will provide once GPUs are virtually kicked off the network
I'm at 11 GB future proof
That also limits miners to big money, not gaming rigs.
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor you have to keep in mind the 'added nethash' is all relative
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
FPGAs will limit miners to big $$$ too IMO
@kryptoshi New algo x16r-12G requires 12GB :frowning:
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
But sperating smaller gb cards would lead to less adoption if we ever become a mainstream coin.
Adpotion of mining that is
but we are a mainstream coin
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
Mains stream as in what eth did
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor I agree. Not a perfect solution.
Is this a Dev meeting or Algo meeting :smiley:
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
But if we ever go mem lane. We should aim for 6 or 8gb.
Open to other questions.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
@Tron Probably not the time and the place to have this discussion as we stand currently but IMO we're gonna have this conversation for real eventually
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
Most cards have 6gb now.
Why 12 gb ? Such a massive jump
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
Would also like to know
@kryptoshi I was joking. You said you had 11GB card.
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
You got em good
I cant imaghine the face he had when he was 1gb short
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
That's what she said
need a 2080ti
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
How much does the VII have?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
Any other questions you have for us?
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs You were testing some github code last month to create a dividends snapshot database of asset holders at a given blockheight. Is that planned for inclusion? That's the only thing needed for dividends.
a dev might want to contact Crypto Chico for some 'splaining
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
I still haven't contacted the developer that was working on dividends. Was pretty busy with some other stuff. I will contact him this next week, and see where we are at for that.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Chico doesn't do interviews, shame. Tron would be a much needed interview for his community
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
As far as releasing dividends, I can be released at anytime the code is finished and doesn't require any voting or hardfork to occur
Android asset aware wallet?
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
Is in beta right
Testing went well today on Android. Nearing release.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
as it is a mechanism that is wallet specific
no protocol level dividends you guys are saying?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
DM me if you want to test Android with Asset support. I'll send you the .APK.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
RVN gonna be on tZero wallet? :yum:
why not? what is the logic on non-protocol dividends
assets + protocol dividends is nirvana
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
dividends is pretty much sending payments to addresses. Right now, you would have to do this manually. The dividends code, will allow this to be done quicker and easier.
No consensus changes are required.
New Android wallet is BIP44 and original Android wallet is BIP32/BIP39 so the words will not find the funds. You'll need to send them to another wallet, and then send them to new BIP44 derived address.
we already have payments to addresses
so dividends is not a feature so much as simple wallet script
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs The dividend code changes look risky'er to me than messaging. Would you consider "tags" branch test-ready?
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
Not yet @Hans_Schmidt
Dividends is easier then you would think if coded correctly. I still haven't seen the code from the community developer. Excited to view it though.
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Sorry- I meant restricted, not dividend
@Tron on the Android wallet, anyone successfully added their own node and got it to sync faster? Always have issues. I have a supped up node and cannot get it to work with the Android wallet...
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
@Hans_Schmidt Oh, that makes more sense. Yes, they are very risky! That is why we are going to create a new bug bounty program for restricted assets testing.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
Once the network does get flooded w FPGAs, should we even consider changing the algo a couple times a year? That would only give bitstream developers added time to hoard their creations for themselves
Kind of like they're already doing with their x16r bitstreams :yum:
Flooded... lol... like that hardware has mass production scale like gpus...come on dude
Bip44 wallet? :smiley:
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
@kryptoshi Eventually yes, where there's $$$ to be made, people make things happen
So can we trade from that in the new Binance Dex when RVN get listed?
@Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor Yes Soon TM lol. :soontm:
@kryptoshi There are some things we can do to speed it up. For a new wallet, it shouldn't need to sync. For recovered wallet, it needs to sync from beginning of BIP44 wallet support on iOS so words can be moved between the two.
Other options include grabbing the first derived address and looking it up on an explorer to see when it was first used and sync from there.
Another option is to add an optional number with the 12 words so it knows when to start syncing.
There isn't a good reason on an SPV wallet to sync before the seed was created.
Cool. Glad you are looking at speedup options.. :right_facing_fist: :left_facing_fist:
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
@MrFanelli™ If the binance dex support RVN deposits. I am sure you would be able to send from it
Has binance reached out for any info or anything?
I seen that we ranked in some voting competition they had on twitter
for an ama
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor05/10/2019
I believe we'll need to create a fund of approximately $300,000 in order to get a BNB-RVN asset created and listed on the Binance FDEX
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
In order to work with binance we need Ravencoin integrated into Blockbook.
@MrFanelli™ I've reached back out to Binance on the AMA.
Awesome :smile:
@Tron you are a natural on the interviews... cool as a cucumber. :sunglasses:
Thanks @kryptoshi
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
Cool. We are done for today.
Please don't ask us any more questions :smiley:
Thanks everyone!!!!
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs05/10/2019
Cya everyone!!
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org05/10/2019
Cya happy feet, Thanks
Thanks Tron
Seal <:cricat:> Clubber05/10/2019
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What has Dash ever copied from others besides the original BTC codebase?

In the spirit of not biting the hand that feeds us, I'm starting this thread to raise awareness of how much Dash copies from Bitcoin Core.
It's disappointing to see even some Dash Mods don't understand how much Dash benefits from all the hard work of BTC Core, so let's look at precisely what Dash 12.3 has copied from Bitcoin.
What has Dash ever copied from others besides the original BTC codebase?
Dash copies ("backports") 1000s of BTC Core commits on every major release.
Do you know how to use github? If you do, the scale of what Dash has copied from BTC is perfectly clear from looking at https://github.com/dashpay/dash/graphs/contributors
You can see most so-called Dash commits were written by Bitcoin devs, and only one Dash dev (UdjinM6) with a significant number of original (IE non-backported) commits.
Here are the specifics on all the latest things in Dash 12.3 copied from BTC as well as a statement of Dash's intention to continue copying from BTC for the foreseeable future:
We backported many performance improvements and refactoring from Bitcoin Core and aligned most of our codebase with version 0.14.
+Most notable ones besides various performance and stability improvements probably are
+Compact Block support (BIP 152),
+Mining transaction selection ("Child Pays For Parent"),
+Null dummy soft fork (BIP 147, without SegWit), +Nested RPC Commands in Debug Console and
+Support for JSON-RPC Named Arguments.
+You can read more about all changes in Bitcoin Core 0.13 and 0.14 in following documents: +- release-notes-0.13.0.md; +- release-notes-0.13.1.md; +- release-notes-0.13.2.md; +- release-notes-0.14.0.md; +- release-notes-0.14.1.md; +- release-notes-0.14.2.md.
+Note that some features were already backported earlier (per-UTXO fix, -assumevalid, GUI overlay etc.) and some were not backported at all +(SegWit and feefilter, you can read more about why we did so here and here). +The alert system was also kept in place for now.

We are going to continue backporting the most notable fixes and improvements from Bitcoin Core versions 0.15 and 0.16 in future releases.

Source: https://github.com/dashpay/dash/pull/2045/files
Here is a tiny part of the list of the latest things Dash has copied from BTC Core
I'd post the entire list but Reddit says "(THIS IS TOO LONG (MAX: 10000)" LOL!

12.3 backports and related fixes:

bc45a2f87 Backport compact blocks functionality from bitcoin (#1966)
8b4c419ed Revert "Merge #7542: Implement "feefilter" P2P message" (#2025)
a4b313fd3 Fix std in DBG macro
6a6e4cdc1 Remove remaining using namespace std
08b5c69ef Merge #9643: [refactor] Remove using namespace from wallet/ & util*
ccca7af09 Merge #9476: [refactor] Remove using namespace from rpc/ & script/ sources
4ac4e96e8 Merge #9765: Harden against mistakes handling invalid blocks
662ec024a Make peer id logging consistent ("peer=%d" instead of "peer %d")
592d8f073 Use a temp pindex to avoid a const_cast in ProcessNewBlockHeaders
15a8fcf99 Add a CValidationInterface::NewPoWValidBlock callback
d28172f57 Call AcceptBlock with the block's shared_ptr instead of CBlock&
c99dd9733 [qa] Avoid race in preciousblock test.
807ae74c2 Make CBlockIndex*es in net_processing const
1d1c31052 Fix cmd args handling for -bip9params
64817fe1d [qa] Fix race condition in sendheaders.py
b2bc78099 Fix argument to wait_until
026f2e2a8 Merge #8446: [Trivial] BIP9 parameters on regtest cleanup
e326bda69 Tests: refactor compact size serialization in mininode
2c810d2c3 Allow changing BIP9 parameters on regtest
45151bd13 Move context-required checks from CheckBlockHeader to Contextual...
cef919f18 Merge #9486: Make peer=%d log prints consistent
55ef4d0a9 [wallet] Add include_unsafe argument to listunspent RPC
e1e03f42c [wallet] Add IsAllFromMe: true if all inputs are from wallet
611b31ece Merge #9650: Better handle invalid parameters to signrawtransaction
ff335e47f [qa] test_framework: Add wrapper for stop_node
64e1bfacd Add BIP32 to bips.md
4bb2af8d1 Merge #9114: [depends] Set OSX_MIN_VERSION to 10.8
61af31531 Merge #8976: libconsensus: Add input validation of flags (#1891)
00a0bc710 Remove "TODO: fix off-by-one"
625252fb4 Allow to pass redirect_stderr=True to initialize_chain and use in wallet-dump.py
d56ac5a74 Fix import-rescan.py and add workaround for pruning mode
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Notes on a first quick test of NTumblebit, on Linux and regtest.

I just thought I'd jot down a few notes on the experience of trying out the current NTumbleBit code.
This is testing on regtest, done for the simple reason that you don't have to wait for testnet blocks (nor sync testnet which is mildly annoying). At this stage I just wanted to learn how this works.
Your starting point is this wiki page.


You need to download Bitcoin Core. Use at least 0.13.1 - this turned out to be only major blocking point in the whole test, funnily enough, for me - it took me a few hours(!) in debugging to realize that the reason my wallet's coins were not being recognized was simply because 0.12.1 didn't support the necessary RPC syntax. (Note to devs: is there a way to expose errors/exception to the user in the client to help with under-the-hood errors like that? RPC configuration errors are exposed, so that's good of course).
Since this is regtest, that's it: you don't need to sync any blockchains :)
However, you do of course have to configure and start it. Put a bitcoin.conf somewhere (if you're currently running a node it's easiest to make a separate one from your main ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf one, of course. I put one in ~/bitcoin.conf with these settings:
rpcuser=bitcoinrpc rpcpassword=123456abcdef 
(you'll need those values again in a minute) and then run with
~/bitcoininstallationdibitcoind -regtest -daemon -conf=homedibitcoin.conf 
(I didn't need to add server=1 to config).
Note that coins are not available until maturity, so you need to use the generate command to mine blocks, like this:
~/bitcoininstallationdibitcoin-cli -regtest -rpcuser=bitcoinrpc -rpcpassword=123456abcdef generate 101 
Now your regtest bitcoind is running, you can move on to Tumblebit. Follow the instructions in the wiki page mentioned at the start; install .Net Core - the Microsoft instructions are easy to follow, just a couple of apt-gets and install the *.deb. Next, clone the github repo and run the Unit Tests. They passed first time for me.


Next, start up the server, following the instructions in the wiki, except note you're using regtest, so:
cd NTumbleBit.TumblerServer dotnet run -regtest 
The first start up will compile but also set up RSA keys, all that is fine without changes, but you'll need to edit the config so that the RPC is pointing at your regtest instance properly. In this case it (the new config should be located in ~/.ntumblebit/RegTest/server.config) should be edited to look like:
rpc.url=http://localhost:18332/ rpc.user=bitcoinrpc rpc.password=123456abcdef #rpc.cookiefile=yourbitcoinfolde.cookie 
Then restart and check you get no RPC errors. Leave that console open, it's running a server loop.
Next, configure and start the client. Note, we are still following the wiki page, except for the regtest element, so:
cd NTumbleBit.CLI dotnet run -regtest 
You'll most likely get an RPC error again, before it shuts down. Now we need to edit the ~/.ntumblebit/RegTest/client.config file. The server can be left as the default localhost:5000, but you need the right RPC settings:
rpc.url=http://localhost:18332/ rpc.user=bitcoinrpc rpc.password=123456abcdef #rpc.cookiefile=yourbitcoinfolde.cookie tumbler.server=http://localhost:5000 outputwallet.extpubkey= outputwallet.keypath=0 
the last two fields are the important bit, which the wiki page explains in some detail for the testnet case.

Details on setting up a receiving wallet (for this test!)

What you need is a BIP32 based wallet (HD) that supports testnet, and can be run against regtest here (which in most cases will be the same thing to a wallet, as long as it can connect via RPC to sync itself). The good news is the wallet doesn't need to contain any coins. The details of the following probably won't be suitable for most (if you've never used joinmarket it's a bit convoluted), so you'll probably want to find another easy to use wallet; the wiki page should be a good starting point.
For my test I used joinmarket; all we need to do is (a) hook it up to the regtest instance, and (b) extract the BIP32 xpub key that we'll be sending coins to. So in my case the flow of coins is:
Regtest Bitcoin Core wallet (containing 'mined' coins) one branch of my BIP32 joinmarket wallet, configured to sync against the same regtest instance.
I used my new joinmarket code but it's the same for the main joinmarket code. I overwrote joinmarket.cfg to have regtest settings (use this file; only the highlighted settings matter, those are the right ones for this test), then just run python wallet-tool.py randomseed. "randomseed" there can be literally anything, it's read as a brainwallet style seed for the bip32 wallet (because testnet, we don't care about its insecurity). The tpub.. keys seen for each branch are the "xpub" public keys at that branch of the BIP32 wallet. Tumblebit is going to send to a branch below whatever xpub we need, so the simplest is to add a print statement to print the xpub key above that; e.g. add this code:
for i in range(max_mix_depth): print('master for index: ' + str( i) + ' : ' + btc.bip32_privtopub(mixing_depth_keys[i])) 
immediately above this line. Then run again python wallet-tool.py randomseed.
Extract an xpub for any one of the "mixdepths", e.g. I chose:
master for index: 3 : tpubDBFGvUbWtEPKXeWPeG7rUh98iV9GuXSDbnk6ZrZHjcmp134BPByT293HPPQ93DktrVFKpZeAU1ULSdyfmwWuUGvUVLP19JkdUq2mzNKFJPR 
and put that tpub.. key into the field pubkey in the above mentioned 'client.config':
outputwallet.extpubkey=tpubDBFGvUbWtEPKXeWPeG7rUh98iV9GuXSDbnk6ZrZHjcmp134BPByT293HPPQ93DktrVFKpZeAU1ULSdyfmwWuUGvUVLP19JkdUq2mzNKFJPR outputwallet.keypath=0 
Now save and quit.

Running the tumble

Restart the client. If RPC is right, it'll start running, waiting for blocks. Your regtest Core instance will have coins (after the previous generate 101), and those coins will be automatically tumbled, one coin at a time, into the output wallet (in my case, the branch m/0/3/0 which is labelled there 'mixdepth 3, external').
Now you can test and watch the process! Open up a third console and repeatedly generate blocks:
/path/to/bitcoin/bin/bitcoin-cli -regtest -rpcpassword=123456abcdef generate 1 
As each block is generated you'll see the state in the client terminal window updating, showing the phases. A new 'epoch' (right term?) is started every N blocks (I haven't investigated the timing yet), and several epochs run concurrently. In each one, the client can pay in 1 Bitcoin (from Core) and eventually get out 1 coin - fees to the destination (Joinmarket in my case, any other BIP32 in yours). You can replace generate 1 with generate N but I'm not sure if the code will always correctly handle you mining lots of blocks at once! After a large enough number of blocks you'll start to see 'ClientCashout phase' occurring, and txids being printed out. You can go back to your (JM or other) wallet and see the coins arriving; here's what I see after a few epochs have gone through (using my python wallet-tool.py randomseed command):
for mixdepth=2 balance=0.00000000btc mixing depth 3 m/0/3/ external addresses m/0/3/0 tpubDDMAxSHJmxzeXwDnATuvtDizqNSsQKpXGufBDnER44BzEbHy7kg485zZwHqvzprgf6yEQYg9qYYfsLYS1HMmdSuXDzQb2dJSiga9geyM62R m/0/3/0/007 mw9s7tYucxB9yr2L6HkqeDVsh3wdgMdcyK used 0.99995750 btc m/0/3/0/008 mq5TgTNgwYHv88Q4T7wL6kTb1MBSPE3mqK used 0.99995750 btc m/0/3/0/009 mhzQFY8FNvux6SKWKLKmhBB3Sw4MLaSnyu used 0.99995750 btc m/0/3/0/010 mrYECmCf5UKa1BBRMuzprVugsCi9z7oiHo new 0.00000000 btc m/0/3/0/011 mopUNXmHT8ngfBymM3c3EYMg7RLZAf6Zc6 new 0.00000000 btc m/0/3/0/012 mmaVXVfQP4UAYJPhMpQ3FhgXfHzujaxyw4 new 0.00000000 btc m/0/3/0/013 mzYD1AcUFz8SVwJM8EjVCfEM6pcYnHooBR new 0.00000000 btc m/0/3/0/014 my5unLCEMWQBkXBdeJ75VVGk1wrMrT8iDE new 0.00000000 btc m/0/3/0/015 muA76YSTtKKmD6HnVKYhkd9K9TZnPLh8pp new 0.00000000 btc internal addresses m/0/3/1 for mixdepth=3 balance=2.99987250btc 
As you can see, 3 coins have arrived.
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Found what looks to be a very old brainwallet phrase. What should I do?

Long story short, my girlfriend was digging through an old wallet of mine and found an extremely weathered, old strip of paper with a 15 word phrase. The words don't coordinate in any way, but I feel as if I absolutely know it must be a brainwallet phrase of some sort from when I was younger. It has to be at least a few years old.
How should I go about recovering the wallet made with this phrase if I cannot remember anything about it being generated in the future? I'm kind of confused and a little worried about its length of 15 words, as I believe old BIP32 brainwallets were made with 12 word phrases from a specific dictionary of words (if I remember correctly, that is).
I'd assume an age of about 2 to 3 years old, but potentially as old as 5 years.
If anyone has helpful advice that leads to opening this wallet, you're entitled to 20% of the funds inside, that is, after I sell it for Bitcoin Cash ;)
I know a lot of you are busy watching the network closely and furthering the future of promising crypto like BCH, but figured I'd come here and ask this community. I'm already banned from /bitcoin but there was no point in asking them anyways to begin with.
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OWO, Update

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OWO is an awesome product and it's an example to create less complex blockchain products.
For example, you are able to swap OWO for bitcoin without going through an exchange. OWO treats the bitcoin blockchain as an open API. Using your bip32 address we generate an address in your wallet, then listen to that address for a transaction.
When a transaction comes in, OWO is released to the buyer. No complex side chains or atomic swaps.
OWO is formerly Gamerholic coin, the 1st cryptocurrency created for the world of video games back in 2014.
A rebrand was launched last year, to take the coin out of the gaming realm and make it a coin that can be used for anything.
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A call for anonymity in Bitcoin Wallets

This is a reminder that people should be using new addresses and coinjoin (or some similar anonymity schema) for each transaction.
I've been using GreenAddress.it for a while (BIP32 and 2-of-2 signing with a nlocktime backup transaction to recover my founds), but the Android app is far away from snappy. The usability is good, if you take away the fact that it's very slow, it's very easy to use and you don't have to deal with address generation. I love the idea and the concept behind it, but I feel it's still incomplete. I think it could benefit from a tool to improve anonymity, as many other wallets out there (most of them are way behind GreenAddress, with notable exceptions).
I've been talking about bitcoin with non-programmers, techie-friendly people and gave them some bits so they can play around. Many have purchased more bitcoins and I can know most of their balances because of address reuse.
Heck, I can generate back the tree of transactions done with my "address-reuse-avoiding wallet" using only a web-based blockchain explorer, given the fact that it's obvious that the addresses starting with "3" are mine and the ones starting with "1" are others'.
I think this is a big issue. I'm not talking about "people who have something to hide", it's everybody that is compromised. If bitcoin is to become more ubiquitous, this problem has to be solved from an usability point of view.
I'm eager to try coding a "anonymity check" tool to answer questions like these (even after avoiding address reuse, but before CoinJoin):
Some points where this tool can be smart are: differentiate between big outputs and small outputs (the former are most likely to be the change funds or savings account), address reincidence, extra data like first-known-of node that relayed the transaction, detect coinjoin transactions (they are easily identifiable) etc. I'd love to have my privacy checked by a tool like this, that should work offline. Blockchain.info's "taint analysis tool" is too dumb, online, and heavy to be useful.
For the paranoid ones: a three-letter-agency might already have one already.
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Setting up JM for a service

I run a reasonably active service (bustabit.com) which gets an average of ~477 deposits per day, and process ~206 withdrawals per day. And was hoping to use JM to improve the privacy of customers. But before I get into implementing it, I'd like to get your feedback on how it should be done or if it's stable enough to use in production.
Here's how my deposit system currently works:
If someone makes a withdrawal, I simply call sendtoaddressthrough rpc.

What would be the most straightforward/robust way to integrate JM into the flow? Also, note that I process a lot more deposits than withdrawals and can't really afford to make my withdrawal fees any higher. The latest version of bitcoin core tends to do an extraordinarily bad job at managing the wallets unspent output set (it churns all my outputs into ~0.01 BTC) so I was also hoping that JM would help keep it in control when acting as a liquidity provider
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The elephant in the room on Validation

Make no mistake this could kill Bitcoin entirely. I know there are many technical solutions, BIP32, dark wallets, mining filters etc etc etc blah blah but the core issue is governance. The idea that fundamental decisions on something as powerful and beneficial as Bitcoin are left to 5 American core devs and 5 big mining pools is absolutely an existential threat to Bitcoin. I think we need to re-boot the Bitcoin Foundation. The Foundation's core overriding principle should be to vehemently oppose anything that is a threat to Bitcoin. Validation, for all of the arguments pro or con, represents exactly such a threat since it would mean a very high probability of a major fork. Many forks, in fact: GovCoin, EverybodyElseCoin, FreeCountryCoin, DarkCoin et cetera ad nauseam. Validation also adds a lot of maintenance and greatly reduces usability, the last thing we need. I think the political arguments about state control and the monetary arguments about fungibility are certainly very important but they all devolve upwards to the elephant issue: governance. You would think it would be important to some of the largest users, the Chinese, to even be aware of these proposed changes, let alone have a voice in governance going forward. Bitcoin is our baby. Let's not let it be strangled in the cradle by McCarthyism and other regional, political, and commercial interests. FIX GOVERNANCE NOW
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Bitcoin Mnemonic: Best Explanation?

I understand that the 12 word bitcoin mnemonic is completely secure - that even if someone decided to spin up a huge army of Amazon EC2 instances and set them to work guessing mnemonics, trying to "recover" random wallets by brute forcing the system, they would expend much more on their effort than they would manage to steal. But unlike cracking a password, where you have to combine it with the correct username, this effort - like an attack on brain wallets longer used since they are insecure, could be brute forced and I presume that eventually with enough computing power, wallets would be recovered.
I'd like to know if there is a great explanation of this technology available, and if not, why?
Perhaps users of bitcoin wallets, when asked to entrust their balances in a few words, have some level of doubt that this is "good enough" for them to secure their bitcoins with, and makes them question the security of the system more than they need to.
What would be really great would be a high quality animated video, with references and mathematical proofs, posted on YouTube, that you could refer people to who are not technically or mathematically minded, to set their minds at ease.
Because I do think, as adoption outside of the extremely tech literate grows, this question will come up more and more.
Sorry I'm not posting this video myself, I'm not a great animator and don't know others who are. I also don't understand all the facts behind this.
Perhaps, in leiu of such a video, others could write competing "best explanations for the layman" of this backup tool, and together we could form a really fantastic explanation.
Here are some resources on the subject: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/2twczy/how_are_mnemonic_words_secure_only_12_words/ https://blog.blockchain.com/.../understanding-mnemonics-and-the-blockchain-wallet/ http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/30879/pros-cons-limitations-of-mnemonic-phrases-bip39 http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/936#Explanation
People do know that computers are very fast, and the thought of their backup phrase needing to withstand an attack from a supercomputer, or some unknown entity called "hackers" that are out there on the Internet, breaking into things, the better we can explain how insanely well protected they are by mathematics, the better. And maybe, some people would like the option to encrypt their mnemonic with a password of their own choosing - they just might believe by securing it with 1023albertstreetGod, like they do their bank account, will make this OK.
Lastly, where are people advised to keep their mnemonic passphrases? Not everyone has a safe. They shouldn't be written down in Google Keep, or saved in an e-mail. Maybe they can write them down in the back of their diary, but what if their house burns down? Personally, mine is buried in the ground. I couldn't think of a fireproof solution (my flat burned down a few years ago, this is a real problem). Some people live in areas that might flood, though, or just not feel like buying a small gardening trowel.
There are reasons people would rather trust their money to a bank - the bank guarantee that you can show up, and show them your ID, and get access to your money. And that if your money is stolen by hackers, you'll get a refund. We can secure our own money, but it's new to us, having something we can't just buy an insurance policy for, or give to a third party to look after for us, these aren't things a lot of people are used to dealing with themselves.
Custodial accounts are not the answer, as BitFinex and countless other custodial accounts at exchanges demonstrate (some people would have trusted that because BitFinex had "upgraded" their security with BitGo, their funds were maybe safer there than in their own hands). I appreciate that it was BitFinex's setup, not BitGo, that was at fault here, but the point stands - who knows what security some third party are using, better to have trustworthy ways of securing your money aside custodial control. Trezor is great, but still has a backup mnemonic incase your house burns to the ground (or something much less likely).
EDIT: Andreas Antonopolous on some of what I wrote here: "Welcome. I’d like to know your take on brain wallets. Most consider brain wallet bad for newbies. Do you think it’s good for cold storage when applied by hardcore bitcoiners? Say, to mix the private key in the password-generation phrases to get a secured address. By the way, I personally use this method for most of my own bitcoins, is it ok? Many thx.
No, I think it is a terrible idea to try to make your own brainwallet or try to make complex security solutions if you are not an expert. Even for an expert, the best security is standardized, peer-reviewed, well-tested security. For cold storage I use BIP39 mnemonic phrases and standardized BIP32/BIP44 wallets built on top of those. I do not try to invent my own and I do not use brainwallets." Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BEqEhxJjN05HgAZ_OYvVUJ6kxDvEDxGebLvea7XqP-c/edit?ts=57958319&pref=2&pli=1
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