Questions on: encryption

I'm using the MultiBit client to manage my wallet (right here on my computer), but I am concerned about the security with regards to the *-backup folders that it creates automatically. When I inspect the wallet-unenc-backup directory, I find 2 pairs
The design on this page was never pursued. An effort to add encryption at rest was re-kindled about 2 years later and the result is a very different design. See the Swift spec for Encryption at Rest OpenStack’s object storage system, Swift provides h
BIP38 wallets are password encrypted private keys stored on paper, and you can store the secret random password in a separate place. You can also do multisig with these wallets, I believe, so this has the potential to be much more secure. For example
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Not completely what you asked for, but if you have a significant amount of money in bitcoin it makes sense to store them on a hardware wallet like trezor, ledger, . .
Listing the bitcoin addresses in your wallet is easily done via listreceivedbyaddress. It normally lists only addresses which already have received transactions, however you can list all the addresses by setting the first argument to 0, and the secon
10000 keys, the client can be started with the parameter -keypool=10000. I don't have intimate knowledge of either multibit or electrum, but suspect that they keep a key pool for the exact same reason. One vs
It is also recommended that immediately after encrypting that you then spend your coins that existed prior to encryption to a new address generated post-encryption. That way if your old wallet backups were to fall in the wrong hands, your funds would
However, if provided a message, an address, and a signature of the message by the respective private key, it is possible to recover the public key which you can use. It's not quite so simple however - most public key encryption schemes have a limit o
1 Yes if you use that wallet only to keep coins but you don't use it to pay. 2 Same as answer n