Does a Vanity Address reduce the randomness / entropy of the private key? Is there cryptographic proof?
Since a vanity address discards many "valid" keys in order to find one that matches a pre-determined string, I think that the "randomness" of the data would be reduced, thus weakening the key. Is ...
Are there any special tests (test data) I should run against my code if I've written a Base58Checked encoder/decoder?
I am trying to encode and decode a Base58 address in C#. The following function is a start, but it has a few issues: This code does not normalize leading zeros (what does that look like?) If this ...
I'm guessing that vanitygen is more strict or has different rules than production's Base58 rules. Why are some of thse names marked not possible? C:\vanitygen>oclvanitygen -k -o ...
If two different public keys had the same Base 58 hash, what would happen? Could one key spend money in the other account? What would happen to the monies received by the shared base58 hash?
Some bitcoins have been permanently lost when they are sent the the following addresses. The explanation I've found is that they contain characters that are invalid in Base58 ...