You might face this question if using hierarchical deterministic crypto wallets (technically called BIP32 compatible wallets).

As you know these wallets generate your addresses from a common seed and each address corresponds to a given a path of calculation taken from that seed.

There are many implementations of the BIP32 specification across different languages and most wallets support importing and exporting the seed (in the form of a mnemonic). This should also ensure that the implementations remain compatible, because errors would be very apparent during transition between them.

This is not always the case though and bugs can remain hidden…

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