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October 12, 2017, 09:42:20 PM
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When I got to blockchain.info and log in and it asks for my Wallet ID and password, is the Wallet ID my private key?

Does having this saved in the browser create a serious vulnerability to it being hacked?

When I sign into blockchain and select request and it comes up with the Copy and Share address, this is what is meant by the Public Key, right?
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October 12, 2017, 10:39:25 PM
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When I got to blockchain.info and log in and it asks for my Wallet ID and password, is the Wallet ID my private key?

Does having this saved in the browser create a serious vulnerability to it being hacked?

When I sign into blockchain and select request and it comes up with the Copy and Share address, this is what is meant by the Public Key, right?

No, wallet ID is NOT your private key. Wallet ID is like your "username" (as in Twitter and Instagram) in Blockchain.info Wallet ID has nothing to do with the Bitcoin network, it is only meant to be use in Blockchain.info service. But still, you shouldn't publicly show your Wallet ID for security reason.

I think it's safe to save your wallet ID in your browser as long as you keep your computer secure.

Yes, the address that written as "Copy and Share address" in blockchain.info is your Bitcoin public key (i.e. Bitcoin address). Unlike Wallet ID, Bitcoin address can be used in all Bitcoin-related service, not just blockchain.info

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October 13, 2017, 04:37:45 AM
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I wouldn’t save anything in my browser, user id, password, PK, absolutely nothing related to my altcoin account.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever mate

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October 13, 2017, 06:42:07 AM
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I really dont understand why people do not buy a $100 hardware wallet?
I mean why treat your coins like it is not valuable, as if its not worth anything or no value to it.
But when sht happens and you end up losing your coins, you will feel the pain.
If your coinw can be held on a hardware wallet, i suggest you go get one right away. Dont be careless and wait till something happens, becaus3 eventually something will happen if you store or consistantly pasting your private key into your browser to access your funds.
So many things can go wrong storing sensitive data such as your private key on a laptop or pc.

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October 13, 2017, 08:22:54 AM
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When I got to blockchain.info and log in and it asks for my Wallet ID and password, is the Wallet ID my private key?

Does having this saved in the browser create a serious vulnerability to it being hacked?

When I sign into blockchain and select request and it comes up with the Copy and Share address, this is what is meant by the Public Key, right?
With blockchain.info, you have not your private key : blockchain.info have it.
Your wallet ID is just an ID from the website.
And yes for the second question : it is your public jey/address.

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October 13, 2017, 11:14:41 AM
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If you want to have your own private key, you can generate a wallet address and private key. And import the private key in blockchain.info. But this method does not save the BTC address and private key in your blockchain.info account if you recover it one day.

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