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. Aug 23, 2012 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, 2012 at 17:22
  • where can I get namecoin client?
    – user4951
    Apr 14, 2013 at 15:38

If you know Python, then there is a library called Coinkit that you can use to create Namecoin addresses:


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:


And the corresponding namecoin address as:


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