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January 26, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
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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?

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January 26, 2018, 08:15:23 PM
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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.


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January 26, 2018, 08:23:25 PM
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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👍

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