Bitcoin Forum
February 16, 2019, 04:22:23 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.17.1 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: What is Xpub address?  (Read 137 times)
SimplyEverything
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 128
Merit: 15

Escrow


View Profile WWW
January 26, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
 #1

Hello bct community what is XPub address?
From what I googled, it is a address which contain all generated Bitcoin address in one address which allows people to view all your transaction made by diff address
The main question.
Can your funds get stolen if XPub address is shared around?
How? Prevent?

-Peace-
1550290943
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1550290943

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1550290943
Reply with quote  #2

1550290943
Report to moderator
1550290943
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1550290943

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1550290943
Reply with quote  #2

1550290943
Report to moderator
Your Bitcoin transactions
The Ultimate Bitcoin mixer
made truly anonymous.
with an advanced technology.
Mix coins
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Lutpin
Copper Member
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1302
Merit: 1768


Trust my feedback, I'm a cunt.


View Profile WWW
January 26, 2018, 08:15:23 PM
Merited by HCP (1)
 #2

The xpub key is a master public key. You can see it as a collective list of all addresses in a HD wallet (both already used and unused).
As the xpub key is a public key, it doesn't allow people to spend funds (you would need the master private key / xpriv key for that),
but it does allow people to listen in on all your transactions and balances, xpub keys are eg used in read-only wallets.


▄▄▄████████▄▄▄
▄██████████████████▄
▄██████████████████████▄
██████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
▀██████████████████████▀
▀██████████████████▀
▀▀▀████████▀▀▀
   ███████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
██████████
███████



             ▄████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████▄
            ██                          ▄▄▄▄▄▄                           ██
           ██  ██████                ▄██████████▄     ████████████████████▀
          ██  ████████             ▄████▀   ▀████▄    ████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
         ██  ████  ████           ████▀       ▀██▀    ████
        ██  ████    ████        ▄███▀                 ████

       ██  ████      ████       ███▀                  ████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
      ██  ████        ████      ███                   ██████████████
     ██  ████          ████     ███▄                  ████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

    ██  ████████████████████    ▀████                 ████
   ██  ██████████████████████    ▀████▄        ▄██▄   ████

  ██  ████                ████     ▀████▄   ▄████▀    ████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
 ██  ████                  ████      ▀██████████▀     ████████████████████▄
  ██                                    ▀▀▀▀▀▀                           ██
   ▀█████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████▀
SimplyEverything
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 128
Merit: 15

Escrow


View Profile WWW
January 26, 2018, 08:23:25 PM
 #3

The xpub key is a master public key. You can see it as a collective list of all addresses in a HD wallet (both already used and unused).
As the xpub key is a public key, it doesn't allow people to spend funds (you would need the master private key / xpriv key for that),
but it does allow people to listen in on all your transactions and balances, xpub keys are eg used in read-only wallets.
Awesome thanks for the explaination appreciate it man👍
Will lock post to prevent spam👍

-Peace-
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Bitcointalk.org is not available or authorized for sale. Do not believe any fake listings.
Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!