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December 22, 2011, 06:50:57 PM
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Does namecoin work exactly the same way for priv/pub addresses. Can I use the same pair as a namecoin address and a bitcoin address. Can I use what is generated here:
https://www.bitaddress.org/
to create a namecoin address?

Also, is their a blockexplorer for namecoin? What about a nice friendly gui interface that will work on my mac for my wallet?

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December 22, 2011, 07:02:09 PM
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Namecoin uses same algorithm but a valid namecoin address begins with an N not a 1.  Unless the code was designed to produce namecoins address/key pairs it won't work.  Doesn't look like bitaddress does.

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December 22, 2011, 07:19:01 PM
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Also, is their a blockexplorer for namecoin? What about a nice friendly gui interface that will work on my mac for my wallet?

Check here for a GUI, there's a Java one so I think it could work on a mac.

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December 22, 2011, 08:30:03 PM
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Can anyone point to something that will just create a priv/pub pair.

I don't actually want to have the client running, I just want to buy some namecoins off someone, and have an address to store them at (in case some day in the future they are worth something).

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December 22, 2011, 08:32:33 PM
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Can anyone point to something that will just create a priv/pub pair.

I don't actually want to have the client running, I just want to buy some namecoins off someone, and have an address to store them at (in case some day in the future they are worth something).

An alternative is to use an exchange account.  I don't know of a standalone key generator for namecoin.  You could also install client, generate a wallet and export 1+ sets of keypairs and then remove client/wallet.
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December 22, 2011, 08:33:38 PM
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Can anyone point to something that will just create a priv/pub pair.

I don't actually want to have the client running, I just want to buy some namecoins off someone, and have an address to store them at (in case some day in the future they are worth something).

An alternative is to use an exchange account.  I don't know of a standalone key generator for namecoin.  You could also install client, generate a wallet and export 1+ sets of keypairs and then remove client/wallet.

http://exchange.bitparking.com/

That site is pretty solid, it's definitely an easy way to buy some then worry about moving them a little later on.
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December 24, 2011, 04:54:38 PM
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so no one just has a priv/pub pair creator for namecoin?

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December 24, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
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so no one just has a priv/pub pair creator for namecoin?

I would ask on the namecoin forums at dot-bit.org
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December 24, 2011, 05:42:32 PM
Last edit: December 24, 2011, 06:46:39 PM by jackjack
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so no one just has a priv/pub pair creator for namecoin?
Run this in pywallet directory:
Code:
tr -dc a-f0-9 < /dev/urandom | head -c 64 | xargs ./pywallet.py --info --importhex --otherversion 52 --importprivkey

It will give you something like:
Code:
Address (Namecoin): NJFPUnVCWkydLxF8QUCW7aeWG51weGj9uB
Privkey (Namecoin): 744ZPRLRJ1d9WGcb8MBmVPkS2cgFyCGnateqhq8Rm3wLu1UZHay
Hexprivkey: 9968c22c6091e18589496d6d378a29654ef4e350a5aded88c972e05a9fbb0a88


PS: you might want a better source of entropy

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
Pywallet: instructions. Encrypted wallet support, export/import keys/addresses, backup wallets, export/import CSV data from/into wallet, merge wallets, delete/import addresses and transactions, recover altcoins sent to bitcoin addresses, sign/verify messages and files with Bitcoin addresses, recover deleted wallets, etc.
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December 24, 2011, 07:57:28 PM
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Code:
tr -dc a-f0-9 < /dev/urandom | head -c 64 | xargs ./pywallet.py --info --importhex --otherversion 52 --importprivkey
tr: Illegal byte sequence

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December 24, 2011, 10:59:40 PM
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tr: Illegal byte sequence
Try prefixing the pipeline with LC_ALL=C .

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December 25, 2011, 04:10:29 AM
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tr: Illegal byte sequence
Try prefixing the pipeline with LC_ALL=C .


Thanks guys! Let me know your address 2112. JJ, you get a tip.

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