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August 19, 2018, 07:10:10 PM
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I have some bitcoin private keys of 51 characters.
I've a question that why bitaddress.org generating 52 characters bitcoin private keys?
How many characters were on 2011 of Bitcoin Private Key?
Is Bitcoin increasing their Bitcoin Private Key characters?
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August 20, 2018, 03:12:23 PM
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For private keys associated with uncompressed public keys, they are 51 characters and always start with the number 5 on mainnet (9 on testnet). Private keys associated with compressed public keys are 52 characters and start with a capital L or K on mainnet (c on testnet).

See here for more details: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Private_key

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