Cryptocurrency Explained: Can Words in a BIP39 Mnemonic Repeat? [Bitcoin, Ethereum, Security]

Recently, Andreas was asked if words in a BIP39 mnemonic can repeat. The short answer is yes. If you want to learn more about how mnemonics work, and really understand your bitcoin, ethereum, or other cryptocurrency wallet, watch this 2 min video. Chapter 0:00 Can words repeat in a mnemonic phrase? 0:10 Yes the word […]

BIP39 basics: generating mnemonic and seed from entropy (bitcoin python)

In this video, we will start a new series – coding bitcoin wallet in python. Using python3 I am going through the implementation of BIP39 – deriving a mnemonic 24-word sentence from given entropy and converting it to SEED using the specified password. Links: Trezor python bip39 repo: https://github.com/trezor/python-mnemonic BIP39 wiki page: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0039.mediawiki IanColeman BIP39 […]

Bitcoin Security Explained: Deleting a Mnemonic from a Hardware Wallet [Is it really gone?]

You want to secure your bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. So you buy a hardware wallet, generate, test, and back up the mnemonic (checking it at least twice). What happens if you delete your mnemonic phrase or seed from your hardware wallet? Is it really gone? How can you be sure? Chapters 0:00 How can […]

Cryptocurrency Explained: What is a Mnemonic phrase? [Understanding Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Keys]

What is a cryptocurrency mnemonic phrase? How does it relate to a bitcoin or ethereum private key? Are they the same thing? Are seeds and mnemonics the same thing? Can someone guess my bitcoin private key or mnemonic? Watch this video to understand how mnemonic phrases work, why they’re used in bitcoin, why they’re considered […]
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