Questions on: vanity-address

If you mean as part of a URL or domain name, then yes, I think it's a bad idea. If your private key is somehow compromised (eg through a stolen or hacked PC) you may no longer want to use that address, but your users may have it in their bookmarks fo
I'm running on a generally voluntaryist track here, so I'm not convinced that people should make efforts to unmask "identities" (whatever those might be, whether they are given at birth or something else adopted thereafter). In fact, there is some ev
One idea that comes to mind is to use them as a transaction ID to bind the sender to the recipient instead of generating a unique Bitcoin address per sender. If done carefully, this may allow more versatile use of vanity addresses. Since the address
Casascius' Bitcoin Address Utility includes a Base58 calculator. You can input into it the lowest and highest values to encode to obtain the lowest and highest strings. For example, to get the lowest Namecoin address, start with the hex representatio
Advertisements Bitcoin Vanity address, a custom bitcoin address that you can use to identify yourself. No doubt Bitcoin protocol is pretty simple and smart, but the Bitcoin address is neither simple nor smart and difficult to remember. A bitcoin addr
Casascius' Bitcoin Address Utility includes a Base58 calculator. You can input into it the lowest and highest values to encode to obtain the lowest and highest strings. For example, to get the lowest Namecoin address, start with the hex representatio
So things turned out to be a little bit different. But now i have a solution, that seems to be workable and adequate. Original task was to calculate difficult of finding specific vanity address (like vanitygen does)
Bitcoin addresses are 160-bit numbers. Hence, randomly finding a private key corresponding to an address takes on average 2^160 attempts. If 4 billion computers work on cracking a key doing 1 billion calculations per second for 15 billion years, they
If two or more people choose the same, non-random seed while looking for vanity address with the same pattern, they will end up with the same private key. This would happen due to them either iterating to the same private key from the seed, or by end