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Can I restore my Yoroi account with only 12 words?

Yoroi uses 15 words for its seed phrase. You did probably used Daedalus to generate it. I recommend you to try to use Daedalus to restore it.
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Voting on Catalyst with Ledger hardware wallet

Yes, firmwares updates for this feature has been already submitted to both Trezor and Ledger. Now, it is up to them, when they will release an update of their firmware to their customers. Edit: they ...
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How does one create receive addresses for a wallet programatically?

Multi address wallets are usually called Hierarchically Deterministic (HD) wallets and are defined by the BIP44 standard. In Cardano, we do extend BIP44 in CIP1852 by adding staking key capabilities, ...
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How can a single Cardano Wallet have many addresses?

Your “wallet” is really just a private key that only you know. You can use that key to deterministically generate many addresses, each address with a unique index. But no one can derive those ...
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How many receive addresses per wallet?

While there's definitely some limit determined by the encryption scheme used to generate the public keys associated with the master private key, their is no practical limit that I'm aware of. ...
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Are digital assets stored on personal devices or on the blockchain?

Digital assets are stored on the blockchain. Your wallet is a window to the blockchain in that it allows for convenient functionality (e.g. filtering all transactions for transaction where your wallet-...
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How to establish trust between a user's wallet, and the backend of a website?

For anyone looking for a more exact solution, below is an explanation for how I implemented this in JavaScript. To understand the authentication flow, I started by reading this article. While the ...
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What's the point of new incoming addresses with the Daedalus wallet?

While it's intended to be a privacy-enhancing measure, it's currently somewhat negated by the fact that any Cardano wallet that's currently registered for staking has every address easily linked to ...
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How to restore a wallet with 24 words and passphrase?

The wallets support "hidden" wallets on hardware devices with passphrases but you can't restore the wallet directly into Daedalus or Yoroi. Instead, you need to restore the wallet to a new ...
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Multisig wallet for Cardano?

The node does support multi-signatures (for instance you can do a multi-signature when minting NFTs). However, the wallets do not yet support this. But its coming eventually!
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Is there a browser-based wallet like Metamask planned for Cardano?

We have Yoroi Web extensión for Chrome, Firefox and Edge. www.yoroi-wallet.com
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Is there a browser-based wallet like Metamask planned for Cardano?

Updated: July 26th, 2022. Native Web3 wallet IOG is preparing to release a native browser-based Cardano wallet called Lace (I believe it's still about Lovelace 😌), with digital assets, easy staking, ...
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cardano-wallet maximum amount of addresses

It depends what you are trying to build. If you are building something with cardano-wallet it is safe to increase that default gap if you don’t want to use this wallet across other clients. (other ...
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Finding related addresses and total balance of wallet for any given address

You need db-sync to analyze wallets that you don't have the account public key for. Given an address from a wallet, you can run cardano-address inspect to identify the stake address: cardano-address ...
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Best practice for handling rollbacks

In a perfect network setup rollbacks should not be happening. It is also down to your business decision of managing risks -- deep rollbacks are very rare but possibile nonetheless. Shallow rollbacks (...
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Is Yoroi secure as a primary wallet?

I would argue the Yoroi browser extension is much safer than the iOS application. Browser extensions provides double-sandboxing and is considered safer than most of the desktop applications. The ...
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Why am I prompted to recover Yoroi Wallet every time on startup?

Not sure which platform (iOS/Android) you're using or which version of Yoroi wallet. And, I'm a bit confused about the two options. In my Yoroi application (Android, Yoroi v4.0.2, Commit ea5c1120) I ...
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How to get Wallet ID from an address?

Think of cardano-wallet as Daedalus, it can only manage locally created wallets and their addresses and transactions. If you want to interact with the blockchain as a whole you should be using cardano-...
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Nami wallet showing getBalance returning a NaN

getBalance function returns cbor encoded hex string, so you should actually decode it. Easiest way to do it is by using Cardano Serialization Lib. After you've downloaded the library you can decoded ...
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How to delegate ada to several staking pools using only one wallet?

In Yoroi, it is possible to delegate to multiple pools using a single wallet, but not in Daedalus. To delegate to multiple pools in Daedalus, you will need to create separate wallets. The stake ...
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How would Cardano applications function with intermittent internet connection?

Most blockchains currently rely heavily on a stable and relatively low-latency internet link. Relaxing the latency requirements may allow for more decentralisation since more people would be able to ...
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Does the testnet faucet still exist? How to create testnet ADA?

You can request tAda from the test faucet here. By adding an address without an API key you will receive 1000 tAda. You could also request an API key from IOHK to have a bespoke amount of tAda/...
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Is there a Daedalus wallet planned for mobile devices (Android and/or Apple)?

There is talk about Daedalus lite for mobiles. Charles mentioned it a couple of times. But I don't think it will be any time soon. It will be part of the next 5 year plan from IOG. But there will ...
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How to send ADA to Daedalus Mainnet wallet?

Go to the Receive tab to select an address.
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How can I derive an address from a private key?

A robust way to do that is to use cardano-wallet CLI. First of all, run cardano-wallet serve and cardano-node. Root Key The command that helps us writing a root private key into a file should look ...
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Using Cardano for authentication/signin

Theoretically yes, you can ask wallets like Nami to sign an arbitrary piece of information for you and verify that signature against the addresses pub key hash. Since this transaction would not have ...
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What are the security implications to having cardano-wallet run on a public server?

In most cases, you should never manage users wallets with a hosted service. The whole point of a decentralized blockchain is that users are managing their own assets. The best practice is to generate ...
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Is there an equivalent to the Wallet Connect protocol in the Cardano ecosystem?

There is no open standard published right now, but work is ongoing to create one. Emurgo is working on porting the EIP-0012 Ergo standard that the Yoroi Ergo dApp connector is using to Cardano. Have a ...
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What are the security risks of storing an encrypted wallet seed in a password manager?

One of the biggest security threats right now is malware and key loggers. That is why offline backup and hardware wallets are so important, as you try to shield your signing keys from your day to day ...
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How to restore a wallet with 24 words and passphrase?

By April 2021, there is no software solution for Cardano wallets that supports such combination. There is an open source tool (and its extended fork) on the Github to convert such mnemonics. It ...
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