Bitcoin addresses can be generated on this site https://www.bitaddress.org, but the test network needs m or n at the beginning of the address, where can those be generated?


The site that you reference itself allows you to create Testnet addresses: https://www.bitaddress.org/?testnet=true (Hat tip to Nick ODell)

On the other hand, you could simply use a wallet that supports testnet, see e.g. Running Bitcoin Core in testnet mode.


Assume your hexadecimal private key (256 bits in length) is 0000111122223333444455556666777788889999aaaabbbbccccddddeeeeffff for demonstrative purposes.

Use this table to specify interger version to use the Bitcoin Explorer (bx) command to compute WIF private keys and addresses for numerous altcoins.

  1. Compute associated Testnet compressed WIF key:

    % echo 0000111122223333444455556666777788889999aaaabbbbccccddddeeeeffff | sed 's/$/01/' | bx base58check-encode -v 239


  2. Compute associated Testnet compressed public address from secp256k1 elliptic curve using the same private key:

    % echo 0000111122223333444455556666777788889999aaaabbbbccccddddeeeeffff | bx ec-to-public | bx ec-to-address -v 111


It is worth examining the result of this example:

% echo cMahgGtgBvsRn7SZFuFCuKGnV8H8yxYLegVcaRsLL2LjD6WFLuAg | bx base58check-decode

    checksum 3112764957
    payload 0000111122223333444455556666777788889999aaaabbbbccccddddeeeeffff01
    version 239

You can use my step by step tutorial from create a wallet to push or broadcast a transaction in test net: step-by-step-create-and-broadcast-a-bitcoin-transaction-on-testnet

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