I'd like to see this done in such a way that one could have their address generated elsewhere, peerhpas even paying for it as a service, without the third party gaining access to the private key. There was some discussion about it, and it's certainly possible, but it seems to require code changes which are beyond my level of C...
So if you are not familiar with the generator and want somebody else to generate your desired vanity for you without any need to trust that person then you can follow these steps:1.
and randomly move your mouse until it reaches 100%2.
Click on "Vanity Wallet" tab and then click "Generate" button where you can see this written -- Step 1 - Generate your "Step1 Key Pair"3.
You will see something like this popping up soon after clicking generate--
Step 1 Public Key:4.
Copy and paste the above into the Your-Part-Public-Key field in the Vanity Pool Website.
Step 1 Private Key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Copy and paste the above Private Key field into a text file. Ideally save to an encrypted drive. You will need this to retrieve the Bitcoin Private Key once the Pool has found your prefix.
Save both the keys (XXXXX
) on a secret place. Its better to write them down on a piece of paper.5.
Post your Public Key
(the one I marked with XXXXX
) on this thread. Never post this key (XXXXX
) or tell it to anyone because this is your main Private Key
Post your desired prefix you want (starting with 1
xxxx) and then request someone here to help you finding the appropriate keys with their speedier graphics card.7.
He will need some time depending on the difficulty of finding the key and will send you a private key on your pm.8.
again and do the following steps as told in step 1.9.
After you click on "Vanity Wallet" again you will see this below -- Step 2 - Calculate your Vanity Wallet10.
On the box below this heading -- Enter Your Part Private Key (generated in Step 1 above and previously saved):
you will have to write down your private key you generated earlier (XXXXX
Paste the private key that someone created for you below the box with the heading -- Enter Pool Part Private Key (from Vanity Pool):12.
Click "Add" and then click on "Calculate Vanity Wallet"13.
Copy the WIF format
of the Vanity Private Key and import it into your wallet of your choice.
Someone helped me in the generation process earlier and look at my profile address you will notice the vanity I am using without any problems so far.
This "Poloniex Matthew" character you guys are replying to is apparently some troll who is just going from thread-to-thread and re-posting previous comments in the same thread literally word-for-word. Look at his post history and you will see. Don't waste your time replying to him.
Lol! Thanks for pointing it out.