Skip to main content
OverflowAI is here! AI power for your Stack Overflow for Teams knowledge community. Learn more

Questions tagged [vanity-address]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
13 views

Is there a way to create a BTC wallet with an unusually nice Bech-32 address?

For example, let's say I want a wallet address that contains only numerical digits, or that contains only letters from the first half of the alphabet. How can I ensure I get such an address?
0 votes
1 answer
188 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do I optimize my usage of oclvanitygen?

I'd like to extract the most performance possible from oclvanitygen. Can anyone tell me what the best practices are with this tool? Examples may include: Use operating system X, or video card Y ...
19 votes
7 answers
12k views

What is the longest known vanity address generated?

Anyone can generate a vanity address of arbitrary length with appropriate tools, it's just a matter of performing enough computations. What is the longest known vanity address anyone has generated?
0 votes
1 answer
166 views

Long Vanity Addresses

Just stumbled upon this address: https://www.blockchain.com/explorer/addresses/btc/1HELPAKUTA4n4YdpYQSEK2Rhot6ZnL5P8Y It sent a small amount of Bitcoin to some well known Bitcoin wallets on 2nd of ...
3 votes
1 answer
125 views

How do we create funny segwit v1 taproot bech32m addresses?

Look at what this user has broadcasted, destination addresses are interesting: bc1pjjjkkkklllllmmmmmmnnnnnnnpppppppqqqqqqqqqrrrrrrrrraq663x0t ...
2 votes
1 answer
187 views

Probability of Generating a Bitcoin Address with Specific Starting and Ending Characters

I've recently come across a situation where scammers are generating (bitcoin) addresses that have the same starting and ending characters. This is concerning as many people, including myself, often ...
0 votes
2 answers
244 views

Security of Vanity Addresses

I found a vanity address with this verified tool: https://github.com/JeanLucPons/VanitySearch And now I hold my private key, with BTC I am used to only the recovery seed and I don't know what position ...
0 votes
1 answer
131 views

Accelerate vanity address generation

How can the generation of a vanity address be accelerated?. How can the brute-force algorithm be improved beyond trying a bunch of randomly selected private keys?
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

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: ...
3 votes
2 answers
626 views

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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
853 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
587 views

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.
1 vote
1 answer
582 views

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 ...
29 votes
9 answers
23k views

How can I generate a vanity Bitcoin address?

I once found a program that was capable of creating Bitcoin addresses with specific words in them, but can't find it now. Is there a trusted program, in the Ubuntu repositories for example, that can ...
5 votes
2 answers
298 views

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 ...
0 votes
2 answers
481 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
426 views

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?
0 votes
1 answer
315 views

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 ...
5 votes
2 answers
632 views

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. ...
4 votes
1 answer
330 views

Why does it take a different time to generate a different pattern of the same length in vanitygen?

I've been looking at generating some vanity addresses today, and I found it surprising that the program generating the address predicts that it will take a different amount of tries to compute a ...
1 vote
1 answer
66 views

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 ...
0 votes
0 answers
192 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
315 views

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 ...
0 votes
2 answers
100 views

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....
8 votes
2 answers
15k views

For a non-technical person, how do I generate a ECDSA key pair easily?

I want to know because I would like to generate a vanity address at Vanity Pool.
0 votes
0 answers
55 views

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 ...
13 votes
1 answer
5k views

How can I use the vanity name generator to look for an address?

How do you use the vanity name generator to look for an address? Is there an estimate on how long it takes to find addresses of varying lengths and complexities?
25 votes
3 answers
7k views

Can one safely buy vanity addresses from a third party without risking one's coins from being stolen?

One can easily generate vanity addresses for Bitcoin, but they can take quite awhile to generate. Outsourcing that process to someone with a strong mining rig is an option, but then one runs into the ...
3 votes
1 answer
870 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
291 views

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: ...
-1 votes
1 answer
894 views

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: ...
1 vote
1 answer
396 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
401 views

Vanity Mining Error?

Well after getting a new graphics card (7770) I can mine bitcoins at around 120 - 180 Mhash/s Depending if I run it at full power or not. Now I thought I would try and mine myself an address using it ...
0 votes
1 answer
658 views

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.
2 votes
0 answers
41 views

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?
2 votes
1 answer
185 views

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?
0 votes
2 answers
1k views

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 ...
7 votes
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
1k views

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?
2 votes
1 answer
214 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
4k views

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 ...
9 votes
2 answers
8k views

What is vanity address?

I saw lot of questions about vanity addresses, but not sure what is vanity address. Could someone please explain? thanks.
2 votes
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
7 votes
2 answers
1k views

Difficulty in obtaining vanity Bitcoin addresses

What is the formula I can use to estimate the difficulty in generating vanity Bitcoin addresses?
2 votes
2 answers
477 views

Can a multi-sig address also be a vanity address?

If so, do the three separate parties have to agree on the character sequence?
7 votes
1 answer
958 views

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 ...
7 votes
3 answers
6k views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
518 views

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?
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

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?