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Much like a vanity license plate, an address can also be chosen to include a particular word or series of characters.

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What are the advantages/disadvantages to using the same Wallet Address?

I'm very curious about the reasons people keep their wallet addresses private. I don't understand, some people just post them publicly and nothing bad ever seems to happen. I am involved with a ...
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How do extremely difficult vanity addresses get found in the first place?

I haven't found a specific answer to my question so please excuse me when an answer is somewhere out there. Regarding the '1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE' address. If it would take more than the ...
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Are these Addresses Invalid ones?

I saw some addresses in blockchain that the format look "too pretty" to be valid: - 1fuLL1xxxx1power1xxxxxxxxxxzatvCK - 1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxy1kmdGr I assume these addresses are ...
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segmentation fault while using oclvanitygen

I'm running the following oclvanitygen version. The program crashes with corefile. I'm unable to decode the core file. Has anyone faced similar issue, how to proceed? Update: clinfo has the following ...
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How did they generate these vanity addresses with 27 predetermined characters?

A while ago, I read some news about a huge transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain. The first few addresses used were apparently created with some kind of vanity address generator. One example is ...
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How do bitcoin vanity generator work?

How do Bitcoin vanity generator work and why is there a limit to nine "specific" chars? I tried looking up the usage, but couldn't find good articles explaining the methodology behind it.
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Which is the best Bitcoin Vanity Address Generator? [duplicate]

Can someone please suggest a Bitcoin Vanity Address Generator which can generate at least six characters (ideally case sensitive). It would be even better if the generator could create seven or more ...
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Can you make altcoin vanity addresses out of those of Bitcoin?

I generated a Bitcoin vanity address having a string “TEST” in it. > vanitygen -v -1 -F pubkey -C BTC 1TEST Generating BTC Address Prefix difficulty: 264104224 1TEST Difficulty: ...
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Are vanity addresses Vanitygen generated really safe to use?

I’m not talking about whether Vanitygen can crack an any existing wallet or not. I know it is practically impossible, considering the computational resources required. But what if, it’s to crack ...
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How to encode a string into a bitcoin address? (Not a brain-wallet, an address, like a vanity-address)

I would like to know if a bitcoin burn address can be tied to a string. This question is not about OP_RETURN or other ways of embedding into a blockchain. Here's the processes that I went through: ...
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Bitcoin Vanitygen > how to edit .cl kernel file to so that it will verify the public key directly instead

So im trying to create a vanityaddress, which is 1 followed by my 10 chars plus some random chars, no matter how i try i get 9 right out of my chars not the 10th chars , so i everyday get bunch of ...
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Private key only wallet for Bitcoin Core regtest

I'm running a private regtest network on GCP. I generated a list of 2000 vanity testnet addresses ordered sequentially from prefixes mooo1 to n2ooo with their respective pub/priv key pairs, and to ...
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Adding an external key pair to a local bitcoinj wallet

I need to add a vanity address to a local wallet that I maintain using bitcoinj APIs. I'm not able to search for the vanity using bitcoinj APIs directly, on my local PC, because my vanity is too fancy....
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Vanitygen: How ot store all generated addresses?

i want to know it is possible to store all generated addresses into file (or DB). How it can be? For example i need to generate 1,000,000,000 addresses, with vanitygen speed about 50M per second.
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bitcoin addresses in one wallet

How do explorers like https://www.walletexplorer.com/ recognize all addresses in one wallet? What is the relationship between addresses in wallet?
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Mnemonic seed BIP 39 HD wallet with vanity address

Can we create a mnemonic seed BIP 39 HD wallet with vanity address for LITECOIN, if yes, how?
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How to get a VanityGenerated public address for a hardware wallet? (Ledger Nano S)

I recently bought a Nano Ledger S and have not opened or set it up yet. I read that you can use a VanityGen to create a Vanity public address. How would I do this for my Nano Ledger, if I want to make ...
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how to generate SECRET_KEY prefix? [closed]

base58Prefixes[SECRET_KEY] = std::vector<unsigned char>(1,176); I need prefix L , but i cannot find how do this, please do not post link to prefix list bitcoin , it's only for address ...
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What's the point of Bitcoin eaters?

I see some bitcoin documentation sites reference dummy addresses like "1bitcoinEaterAddressDontSend32425663" or something made up like that. I'd assume it's just so people reading the docs won't try ...
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How to generate a zcash vanity address?

Is the main network address version for zcash already known? Is it possible to generate a mainnet address already? This could allow miners to start from minute 0 to mine on a anonymous pool. The ...
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Can a multi-sig address also be a vanity address?

If so, do the three separate parties have to agree on the character sequence?
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Best way to calculate difficulty of generating specific vanity address?

I'm now working at small tool, which purpose is to calculate difficulty (like number of attempts) of getting vanity address, like vanitygen (https://github.com/samr7/vanitygen) does. I've read some ...
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Why is it harder to generate addresses starting with 1s?

Here's a table I got from bitcoin wiki. They say: A special case, leading numbers 1 (one) is especially difficult. But why?
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The randomness of vanitygen is secure enough?

If two people running vanitygen 1abcdefg What is the chance that both of the person will get the same public key & private key? I hope that the answer is less than 0.0000001. But for this ...
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What is it mean Difficuly & prob when using vanitygen?

I am running this command $ vanitygen64.exe 1abcdefg Difficulty: 778316249440 [125.17 Kkey/s][total 39015067414][Prob 4.9%][50% in 46.3d] What is it mean Difficulty? I understand that higher takes ...
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Vanity generator

Imagine that there are two really strong computers that try to find an address starting with 1ABCDEFGH. Is there a possibility does that two computer find the same private key?
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Difficulty in obtaining vanity Bitcoin addresses

What is the formula I can use to estimate the difficulty in generating vanity Bitcoin addresses?
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How can one generate a vanity Bitcoin address with both a given prefix and suffix?

I want generate a unique Bitcoin address with vanitygen that has both a given prefix and a given suffix: 1Bit******************Bit How would I be able to achieve that?
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How to make a vanity throwaway address? Similar to 1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE [duplicate]

I want to write data to the Blockchain, and write to specific addresses. I want to send small amounts of Bitcoin to addresses like this: 1MikesReallyCoolApp<game_id_here>59kuE How can I do ...
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Vanity address time caclculator

How can I know the time it takes to generate an X letters vanity address given an Y hash rate / cpu power ? Is there any online calculator for this ?
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How can I use a vanity address as my main address

I obtained a vanity bitcoin address (1MonkeyQWbMzny7BNTA66W9wv6KaCFFAB7) along with its private key. I would like to be able to use this as my main address. Sites like BlockChain.info allow you to ...
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How would one go about generating a BIP-38 encrypted vanity address for cold storage?

I want to generate a vanity address with BIP-38 encryption for a cold storage paper wallet, how would I go about securely making one? From what I've found, generating a vanity address with Vanitygen ...
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Bash BTC and LTC address generator

Do you know any bash script or C simple program to generate btc and ltc addresses? I need to generate address while in recovery mode on osx or on a linux onthefly. But I cannot find such a thing on ...
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Coin address generation for all coins

We are developing UI for coin trading. We have a plan to use all the coins present in coinmarketcap. I am greatly confused how to generate coin address for all coins. I knew that from cryptsy.com, it ...
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If Bitcoin addresses are truely random, then why are some more difficult to generate than others?

In this post TierNolan explains why 'Bitpoin' is much easier to generate than 'bitpoin', and that mainly has to do with the position (first character). But I remember that certain characters (I ...
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Does it hurt the network to reuse addresses?

There is already a question that ask why you shouldn't reuse addresses, but it's about whether or not it's a bad idea for the person who would do the reusing. I understand there are several reasons ...
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How to monitor large number of public addresses [duplicate]

I have created 10K addresses with vanitygen to deal out for transactions, Now how do I watch all those addresses for transactions and balance?
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What is vanity address?

I saw lot of questions about vanity addresses, but not sure what is vanity address. Could someone please explain? thanks.
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How would I generate a valid vanity address for destroying coins?

I want to generate very long vanity addresses, with the relaxed constraint that I don't need the corresponding private key, they only need to be valid Bitcoin addresses. How would I do this? Example: ...
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How are vanity addresses generated?

The gambling site satoshi bones uses addresses that start with 1bones, such as 1bonesEeTcABPjLzAb1VkFgySY6Zqu3sX How did they generate such a vanity address?
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What if you wanted to decrease anonymity?

My idea is to be able to build "credit" for an individual. Lenders of BTC could just use a service to check the "credit score" of a certain address of a borrower. The borrower would have to spend a ...
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How do I get a vanity address from a hierarchal deterministic wallet?

I'm interested in finding different techniques that can be used to create vanity addresses with a BIP32 address. For example, can any of this computation be offloaded to a dedicated server, or a 3rd ...
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Are there any limitations to vanity addresses?

I have noticed that many bitcoin addresses begin with numbers or uppercase characters. I realize that all addresses begin with the number one but can I generate an address with the second character ...
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Remove public address from my wallet [duplicate]

I have generated few fancy bitcoin addresses with vanitygen. I was looking on some webpage how-to-add the address into my bitcoin wallet. I accidentally entered the example private key instead of my ...
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Why are imported private keys stored to addressbook instead to recieving wallet?

I followed this guide to import private keys which I generated with vanitygen into litecoin-qt. walletpassphrase yourLongPassphrase 300 importprivkey yourPrivateKeyInWalletImportFormat But now - why ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a bitcoin wallet address in a domain name or URL?

Aside from it forever being public and kind of marrying a business to a wallet.
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How to pre-generate 100M bitcoin addresses? [duplicate]

What is the best method to generate large numbers of bitcoin addresses? I imagine something like the following would break bitcoind in some fashion: ./bitcoind keypool=100000000
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Is it possible to create an address from a predefined private key?

I was not sure how to formulate the question title. What I want to achieve is the same as VanityGen and many other tools do to create an address starting with a predefined part, but with private keys. ...
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what are the chances of vanitygen address - private key pair collision?

With no random number seed specified, assuming all vanitygen runs start with specific chunk for iteration, what are the possibilities of two different vanitygen runs to end up with the same address - ...
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How easy is finding related vanity addresses?

Is it easy to find out related vanity address '1googlex' if we already know '1google' vanity address pair, than through usual vanitygen iteration process? if yes, can this be extended further, like, '...
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