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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 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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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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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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Can two-factor authentication (2FA) be added to the Daedalus and Yoroi wallets?

2FA (in the traditional sense) relies on a shared secret. By design, this can only work in a centralized environment like an exchange or an online wallet, not with a wallet that interacts directly ...
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Can I use my ADA at any time while they are staked into a pool or are they frozen?

Yes, there is no lock on your funds while they are delegated, therefore you are free to do with your Ada as you please. There is also no timing consideration either. One note with that, any rewards ...
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How does a Cardano DApp client authorize a payment?

That sounds correct. However, you're very flexible in who composes the transaction and who actually submits it to the network. In general at some point a transaction needs to be signed by the end user'...
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What encoding is used for Yorois Wallet export?

After a lot of trial and error, I figured it out myself. TLDR The "key" that results from the Yoroi export indeed needs to be encoded with bech32, using the prefix acct_xvk. Demonstration/...
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How can I accessing Yoroi keys from a script?

Yoroi doesn't need to be involved. You can access your keys using the cardano-wallet suite of tools. You just need your seed phrase. Yoroi and other wallets are just interfaces to the blockchain. The ...
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How can I send ADA to a Yoroi wallet?

You can refer to the Yorio FAQ for this: https://yoroi-wallet.com/#/faq/2 To receive Ada go to the Receive tab in your wallet and generate an address. Use a button in the user interface to copy it to ...
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How to connect Yoroi to testnet?

You need to install Yoroi Nightly.
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Added more ADA on Yoroi while staking

Yes, and to the same pool. You don't need to do anything.
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How is the 'status' of a transaction shown in the wallet determined?

They mainly signify the number of block confirmations that have occurred since the transaction was sent. Block confirmations are metric used to determine the immutability of an entry(in this case, ...
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Does Yoroi support the gateway-like features of Metamask?

No, Yoroi doesn't interact with Metamask. However, Yoroi does have this functionality in development-as I understand it. Here is a clip of one its developers speaking on this matter.
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is it possible to use (bip39) 12 words passphrase in yoroi?

Yoroi dev here. Yoroi uses 15 words because we think it's the best trade-off between security and convenience. Using more words may provide marginal security benefits, but you also have downsides like ...
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How can a single Cardano Wallet have many addresses?

Wallet addresses are public keys mathematically derived from private keys and encoded to a special format. The ability of a wallet to generate multiple addresses is determined by the implementation of ...
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Is it possible to send funds to a scriptAddress using a lightweight wallet?

This answer will surely age fast. At the time of writing both Nami V3.2.0 and Yoroi Nightly 4.11.501 allow you send to script address, but neither advertise any options of setting datums. Nami allows ...
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Voting on Catalyst with multiple wallets

Each wallet will represent its own amount of ADA and will have its own representation for voting. You won't be able to pool the amounts together and will have to register each wallet to vote ...
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Is Yoroi secure as a primary wallet?

Keep in mind that in the future IOG is planning to have lightweight version of Daedalus. For now Yoroi is very convinient and in terms of security is in the same level as Daedalus. In fact Charles ...
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Why is there a small difference between addresses derived by the cardano-address tool and Yoroi?

There is indeed missing a part of the address: the delegation part. For more information, please refer to this partially duplicate question and CIP-0019. To derive Yoroi addresses from a seed phrase ...
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What is the purpose of the Yoroi connector for dapps integration?

Yes. The dApp connector code will inject a JavaScript object into the webpage that can be used to interact with the Yoroi wallet. There is already a third party wallet that implements this and can be ...
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Added more ADA on Yoroi while staking

New ADAs will be added to the pool automatically but they will not be considered for 1 epoch, because snapshot need to be submitted. You can check here how the staking timeline works. Rewards are ...
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Why does 'cardano-cli query utxo --address $address --mainnet' return an empty list?

It is because Yoroi generates a new address after each transaction for privacy reasons. People who only know this address cannot see how much funds you have and what transaction you did in the past. ...
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Can there be two identical secret seed phrase generated?

The literal answer to your question is yes, the practical answer is no. Key-derivation is an entirely offline process. CIP-3 talks about how it is currently implemented in cardano (used by all ...
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Why are community-wallets able to outperform the official solutions during the current "congestion"?

They probably have a better queuing system for transactions when the tx cannot be submitted to the mempool immediately. It also could be yoroi receives a lot more transactions in general. There's a ...
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In which node is a wallet connected?

You're correct - Daedalus runs a full node on the local PC, so transactions initiated on Daedalus are submitted through the local running node. The same is true for transactions submitted using ...
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In which node is a wallet connected?

I can't speak for yoroi, but nami is another light wallet. It interfaces with the chain using the blockfrost api. This handles talking to the nodes. Nami now lets you point it at a node of your choice ...
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Dapp connection with mobile browser

Look in the window object for window.cardano and then look for the property yoroi and then you can interact with the public API. To enable the wallet use window.cardano.yoroi.enable(). This will ...
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How do we check if cardano wallet made by the community is safe to use?

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!! Not to sound pretentious or unhelpful, but lets imagine a spectrum of trust: On one end, there is the super paranoid computer nerd who doesn't use any software unless they can ...
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