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October 02, 2019, 08:35:56 PM
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How do I get a legacy address for Bitcoin Core? I only need one for testing the signing and verification optionns and external one like blockchain.info don't work.
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October 02, 2019, 08:38:51 PM
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Have you tried Electrum[1]? It's a lightweight wallet that doesn't require you to download the whole blockchain. Just select "Legacy" as wallet type when creating a new wallet. Since it's only for a quick test, it should be enough.

Or if you still want to use Bitcoin Core, you can generate a single legacy address by opening the console (Windows -> Console) and using the following command:

Code:
getnewaddress("label of your address" "legacy")



[1] https://electrum.org/#download (the ONLY legit website to download Electrum's wallet. Please double check the URL and verify the file signature if you decide to use it).

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October 02, 2019, 08:59:08 PM
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Have you tried Electrum[1]? It's a lightweight wallet that doesn't require you to download the whole blockchain. Just select "Legacy" as wallet type when creating a new wallet. Since it's only for a quick test, it should be enough.

Or if you still want to use Bitcoin Core, you can generate a single legacy address by opening the console (Windows -> Console) and using the following command:

Code:
getnewaddress("label of your address" "legacy")



[1] https://electrum.org/#download (the ONLY legit website to download Electrum's wallet. Please double check the URL and verify the file signature if you decide to use it).
I just tried the code and I get an invalid syntax error. I'm testing Core's message signing option to see if it works without needing to download the whole chain(related to one of the previous thread I posted in).
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October 02, 2019, 11:54:46 PM
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Did you run that command on Core or Electrum? Huh I just tried the following...


Seems to work fine...


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October 03, 2019, 12:05:50 AM
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Have you tried Electrum[1]? It's a lightweight wallet that doesn't require you to download the whole blockchain. Just select "Legacy" as wallet type when creating a new wallet. Since it's only for a quick test, it should be enough.

Or if you still want to use Bitcoin Core, you can generate a single legacy address by opening the console (Windows -> Console) and using the following command:

Code:
getnewaddress("label of your address" "legacy")



[1] https://electrum.org/#download (the ONLY legit website to download Electrum's wallet. Please double check the URL and verify the file signature if you decide to use it).

Thank you I did not know this.

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October 03, 2019, 01:25:57 AM
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omit the brackets:

getnewaddress "somelabel" "legacy"

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October 03, 2019, 03:06:51 AM
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Yeah, omitting the brackets is what got the message to work. Thanks guys. Edit: Just to confirm:

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Hi, this is sowns on 10/2/2019

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