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How to Get Unique Bitcoin Wallet Address?

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by Siarhei Karotki · 2 min read
How to Get Unique Bitcoin Wallet Address?
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For those users who want to get acquainted with the cryptocurrency world, creating a custom Bitcoin address may be a problem. The reason is easy to understand. Bitcoin addresses are cryptic and random.

That’s why it looks like all these numbers and characters have been put together haphazardly. Fortunately, it’s possible to customize Bitcoin address. To do it you can use an online vanity address generator free of charge from 1 to 5 desired case sensitive characters.

But lots of users prefer security and total control over their addresses, that’s why the most popular way to create a customized Bitcoin address is to use Vanitygen app, a command-line vanity bitcoin address generator.

First of all, it’s necessary to download iOS, Linux or Windows version of Vanitygen from GitHub and unpack it.  In case of using windows launch command line, write the path of the file or in case you use Windows 7 onwards, just drag the EXE file into the black cmd window, and the path will automatically be written. Then add desired letters with prefix, “1” for example, to generate bitcoin address. Press enter.

You can use some start options like “-i” as letter case insensitive. Vanitygen allows to generate unique wallet address for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Dogecoin and some other cryptocurrencies.When application finishes you will see private key, which can be imported in any online wallet supporting this function. Blockchain.info, for example.

It is necessary to add that you should have rather powerfull mining equipment if you want to get vanity cryptocurrency address with many custom characters. For example, getting address with 7 desired chars on average notebook with external video card may take up to 30 days! Further – exponential progression.

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