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BIP 39 Wordlist


Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP 39)

Your 12-24 recovery seed phrase or wallet backup most likely comes from the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: 39 (BIP 39). BIP 39 is the use of a mnemonic phrase -- a group of easy to remember words -- to serve as your back up recovery in the event your wallet becomes compromised.

These words are pulled from a specific list of 2048 words. This wordlist is also in multiple languages:

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Other Seed Formats & Word Lists

Lighting Network (AEZeed)

If you're using a wallet compatible with Lightning Network, it uses a different seed scheme known as AEZeed. But, it uses the same wordlist as BIP 39. 

Electrum

If you're using the Electrum Wallet, it also uses a unique seed scheme. But, it also uses the same BIP 39 wordlist

Satoshi Labs Improvement Proposal (SLIP 39)

If you're using Trezor's parent company, Satoshi Labs, unique seed standard of Shamir Secret Shares, SLIP 39, the wordlist is different. This is known as the SLIP 39 wordlist.