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October 28, 2015, 11:06:54 AM
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So I was finding vanity addresses on the blockchain, and I found this:
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1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE (http://btc.blockr.io/address/info/1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE)
The guy who generated it probably had a lot of free time
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October 28, 2015, 11:13:31 AM
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There was a thread explaning how these addresses were generated.
But i can say the the amount sent there can not be spent.
Basically all bitcoins sent to this address are lost.
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October 28, 2015, 11:15:11 AM
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There was a thread explaning how these addresses were generated.
But i can say the the amount sent there can not be spent.
Basically all bitcoins sent to this address are lost.
I know how to generate these addresses, as I have some on my own. But this one is REALLY long
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October 28, 2015, 11:18:08 AM
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There was a thread explaning how these addresses were generated.
But i can say the the amount sent there can not be spent.
Basically all bitcoins sent to this address are lost.
I know how to generate these addresses, as I have some on my own. But this one is REALLY long

But i don't think that this address is generated using vanity.
Because it takes too long and lots of power.
If it was generated then the owner must have the private key to spent these bitcoins.
It has something to do with the hash and other things that i don't understand which I've read here(can't find that thread)
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October 28, 2015, 11:30:22 AM
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While i think it's cool to have a customized easy-to-remember address, for me this is something I can do without. Just imagine the amount of time and computing power needed to find the correct combination. Some people will take this as a hobby though but not me.

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October 28, 2015, 11:30:31 AM
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So I was finding vanity addresses on the blockchain, and I found this:
Code:
1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE (http://btc.blockr.io/address/info/1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE)
The guy who generated it probably had a lot of free time

i think that's the longest and cool vanity address that i have never seen, this made me think about how many time he has needed to build it.

hell just thinking about that made me feel tired xD


It has something to do with the hash and other things that i don't understand which I've read here(can't find that thread)

maybe this one? -> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84569.0

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October 28, 2015, 11:34:40 AM
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vanity addresses are generated by going through lots of private key generations until it finds a result.
to get an address with just 6 digits takes a while. a long while. but worth it as it can be a good way to advertise the business/purpose of the address.
and doing it using the vanity address generator ensures you get the privkey associated with it..

however, 1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE was not created using a vanity gen program.

the guy does not have the privkey. he simply wrote 1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSend and then done the 'checksum' calculation to finish off the public address to ensure its treated as a valid public address by the bitcoin network.

but as i said its not a true privkey address, once the funds are associated with the public key. they are locked in and lost forever.

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October 28, 2015, 11:36:26 AM
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Just generated one:

1ButthisoneisREALLYLooooong33ixxX

based on:

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But this one is REALLY long

Aren't those long addresses easier to crack (to get their private keys) ? I mean they are not random as the one the wallets generates .

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October 28, 2015, 11:38:33 AM
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Just generated one:

1ButthisoneisREALLYLooooong33ixxX

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But this one is REALLY long

Aren't those long addresses easier to crack (to get their private keys) ? I mean they are not random as the one the wallets generates .

Their private keys are perfectly random just like any other randomly generated key pairs. BTW, I have no private key to the address...

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October 28, 2015, 11:38:55 AM
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While i think it's cool to have a customized easy-to-remember address, for me this is something I can do without. Just imagine the amount of time and computing power needed to find the correct combination. Some people will take this as a hobby though but not me.

Exactly, who cares about this! An address is an address as long as it serves its purpose. This is just for people that have too much time on their hands!
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October 28, 2015, 11:43:07 AM
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A legendary member had explained how these addresses are generated.
It's not that link, however generating an address like this i think it takes lots of years (or simple impossible) using vanity.
Q7 i think it would a good idea to have an easy-to-remember address but the possibility is zero.
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October 28, 2015, 11:57:44 AM
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A legendary member had explained how these addresses are generated.
It's not that link, however generating an address like this i think it takes lots of years (or simple impossible) using vanity.
Q7 i think it would a good idea to have an easy-to-remember address but the possibility is zero.

ohh well you are in truth, i just want to help, you know, btw my post was before that legendary member rank post Wink

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October 28, 2015, 12:18:05 PM
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I wonder whether a layer on top is being developed that'll make addresses more manageable and memorable. In that case all that electricity expended for vanity addresses might all have been for nothing. They're a fun idea but appropriately named.

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October 28, 2015, 02:30:52 PM
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A legendary member had explained how these addresses are generated.
It's not that link, however generating an address like this i think it takes lots of years (or simple impossible) using vanity.
Q7 i think it would a good idea to have an easy-to-remember address but the possibility is zero.

That link is to a sort of "mining pool" that Otoh started for for creating vanity addresses, which is still operational. A few years ago he made this post showing the "longest" address his "pool" had managed to generate. I think generating anywhere beyond nine chosen characters is very difficult and too time consuming.

The longest to date generated by ThePiachu's Vanity Pool & thread btw is 9 chars after the initial 1 for 1ELiZABETHdzGTuQeg2RnCcWBMVo3ySfTz that I'd requested as a gift for someone.

Vanity addresses could be useful if used by top rich list holders such as exchanges to let people know who owns a top wallet.
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October 28, 2015, 03:37:18 PM
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Cool adresses. It is amazing to see what some people do to entertain themselves.


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