Is it possible to see the creation date of a wallet? If so, where? Is this information publicly recorded in the blockchain? I don't seem to find it. For instance, consider this random address (taken from endorsements to a recent block). Can we know when it was created?

  • What do you mean by "wallet" and "create"?
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 14:55
  • @Tom When a tz1 address (an originated account) was created.
    – luchonacho
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 15:29
  • tz1 addresses are not originated accounts. A tz1 address is created by generating a new secret key. This can happen in secret, obviously, and so we can never know when it happened. Clearly this is not what you're asking about?
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 16:09
  • @Tom I meant an implicit account. Maybe I do not know enough and this site can help me understanding better? Maybe I do mean generating a new secret key.
    – luchonacho
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 16:20

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My suggestion would be using tzscan API.

For example checking all activations until you find a match

something like this:

index = 0
loop while true
  GET https://api1.tzscan.io/v1/operations?type=Activation&p=${index++}&number=50
  compare each item
end loop

It has a timestamp for each activation

Correct way of doing it with tzscan

Replace <public_key_hash> below with the tz1 address:


So, your example address is here

  • So activation time is the creation date? And is that in the blockchain?
    – luchonacho
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 14:03
  • Yes, but you need to have a copy of the full blockchain if you want to access old activations or do like tzscan that sniffs everything from the chain and stores it on a database. Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 14:12

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