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A Bitcoin '''wallet''' contains<ref>[http://www.bitcoin.org/smf/index.php?topic=4448.0 Wallet import/export: bitkeys format]</ref>:
A Bitcoin '''wallet''' contains<ref>[https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4448.0 Wallet import/export: bitkeys format]</ref>:
* keypairs for each of your [[address|addresses]]
* keypairs for each of your [[address|addresses]]

Revision as of 02:38, 12 September 2011

A Bitcoin wallet contains[1]:

  • keypairs for each of your addresses
  • transactions done from/to your addresses
  • user preferences
  • default key
  • reserve keys
  • accounts
  • a version number
  • Key pool
  • Since 0.3.21: information about the current best chain, to be able to rescan automatically when restoring from a backup.

The data file for the wallet is wallet.dat and is located in the Bitcoin data directory.

It is intended that a wallet be used on only one installation of Bitcoin at a time. Attempting to clone a wallet for use on multiple computers will result in "weird behavior"[2].

See Also