Is there a way to generate a bitcoin address from public key with openssl command line ?



Which kind of address do you want?

Assuming that you have compressed public key(compressed_public_key.txt), to generate P2PKH you can use these commands (hash160 and encoding with base58)

  ADDR_RIPEMD160=$(printf $(cat compressed_public_key.txt | xxd -r -p | openssl sha256| sed 's/^.* //') |xxd -r -p | openssl ripemd160 | sed 's/^.* //')
  ADDR=`printf $VERSION_PREFIX_ADDRESS$ADDR_RIPEMD160 | xxd -p -r | base58 -c`
  echo $ADDR

Where $VERSION_PREFIX_ADDRESS for P2PKH addresss are 0x00 for mainnet or 0x6F for testnet (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/List_of_address_prefixes)

  • I want an address for receiving bitcoin
    – Bob5421
    May 4 '20 at 12:44
  • Which kind of address? P2PKH or P2SH or Native segwit or P2SH-embed segwit?
    – monkeyUser
    May 4 '20 at 12:46
  • I don't really know. There are multiple kind of addresses for receiving bitcoins ?
    – Bob5421
    May 4 '20 at 12:48
  • Multiply kind of script.
    – monkeyUser
    May 4 '20 at 12:53
  • check this link bob en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Address
    – monkeyUser
    May 4 '20 at 12:54

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