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I want to generate thousands of receiving addresses without sending any BTC to another wallet. Is it possible and how?

  • Using what client software? – Nate Eldredge Oct 23 '19 at 22:29
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Yes, once you have an HD wallet which is free you can generate an unlimited amount of receiving addresses.

There is lots of services offering HD wallet, hardware, mobile or desktop, electrum is a common one, you just have to download and install it, choose and save your secret phrase then you can begin generating your addresses from your seed: https://electrum.org/#download

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  • I got about 120 receiving addresses from my Electrum wallet. How can I generate more? – user8481790 Oct 23 '19 at 19:40
  • Addresses will keep being generated as you go, but if you want to force it take a look at this site bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1741383.0 I see a comment "If you want more than 20 addresses showing in your wallet then open the "console" tab and type the commands below into it. Press your enter key after writing each line. wallet.storage.put('gap_limit', 50) wallet.storage.write()" So I suggest putting 1000 instead of 50 there – Saxtheowl Oct 23 '19 at 19:43
  • Is possible generate it also with the Bitcoin core – vincenzopalazzo Oct 24 '19 at 8:56
  • Yes, it is a HD wallet by default since bitcoin-core 13.0, here is how: with bitcoin-qt go to "Receive" then clic on "Request payment" it will generate a new addresses each time. – Saxtheowl Oct 24 '19 at 12:55
  • or with bitcoin-cli just use getnewaddress I suggest you go to bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/22840/95422 to learn more about bitcoin – Saxtheowl Oct 24 '19 at 13:18
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Yes, you can generate as many numbers of addresses. Bitcoinjs Library or Iancoleman Resource may be helpful.

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Well, the simplest method if you're okay generating a new wallet is using the Bulk Wallet tab on bitaddress.org. You generate a wallet, then use the Bulk Wallet tab to generate as many address/key pairs as you want.

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  • This is a terrible idea - you should never use a random third party system to generate keys, especially an online one. – Raghav Sood Oct 26 '19 at 4:48
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    You can download the code from Github (github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org), check the code, and run it locally on a computer without an Internet connection. – Philip Trauring Nov 10 '19 at 12:01

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