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My mining pool has merged with Namecoin, and I need a Namecoin address. How do I create one ? Do I need to install another client ?

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You can either install a client, or use some Namecoin-Bitcoin exchange (like BTC-E) to obtain an address. It`s generally the same as getting a Bitcoin address really, only a bit less popular.

  • I think I had read that BitParking deposit addresses were single-use, and not for repeated mining payouts. – Stephen Gornick Aug 23 '12 at 13:57
  • @StephenGornick I'm not really sure if it's a rule or a suggestion. I guess I'll change my answer regardless. Thanks for pointing it out, I don`t really use the service too much. – ThePiachu Aug 23 '12 at 17:22
  • where can I get namecoin client? – user4951 Apr 14 '13 at 15:38
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If you know Python, then there is a library called Coinkit that you can use to create Namecoin addresses:

https://github.com/halfmoonlabs/coinkit

It has step by step instructions as well, but you'll do something like

pip install coinkit

once installed, open python and:

from coinkit.keypair import NamecoinKeypair

create a new private-key and NMC-address pair:

keypair = NamecoinKeypair()

You can get the private key by:

keypair.private_key()

And the corresponding namecoin address as:

keypair.address()

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