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.

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 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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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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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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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.
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GPU VanityGen with AES Encryption?

I'm getting back into Bitcoin and have started pooling savings together into a wallet. I'm moving on to cold storage and need to order some metal cards to keep safe somewhere. I need to generate an ...
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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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Generating addresses starting with certain characters such as “JoeAnonymousUserB7pMqyVa8JRcpZdCQLQ”

Similar to how the SHA256 hash competition exists to validate a transaction, I wonder if this concept can be ported to addresses, so that the first few characters is significant to a human reader. Is ...
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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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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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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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OSX Vanitygen error: pattern.c:32:10: fatal error: 'pcre.h' file not found

I get the error below when I try to make vanitygen according to the instructions listed in "install" Error from make (short version) 27 warnings generated. cc -ggdb -O3 -Wall -c -o pattern.o ...
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When importing private keys, will compressed or uncompressed format be used?

I am looking into implementing support for compressed public keys on Vanity Pool. However, I have my concerns about importing solutions into a desired vanity address under that format. From what I can ...