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 ?
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.
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: