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March 15, 2012, 05:56:20 PM
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How many possible bitcoin addresses are there?   Since I don't know the math that takes place, how are they calculated?  If it's by each client, how many possible per person?
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There are several different types of Bitcoin clients. EWallets are like banks -- a central organization has complete control over your money. You shouldn't put much money in EWallets.
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March 15, 2012, 05:59:26 PM
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Did you even try to search?
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24268.0

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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March 15, 2012, 06:01:12 PM
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 Embarrassed
 
Er, no I didn't.   Wink
 
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March 15, 2012, 06:40:41 PM
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The full answer:  2^160; they are randomly generated; they are all shared by everyone, but 2^160 is an enormous number and everyone can use as many as they like with no concerns about running out or accidentally generating a duplicate address.

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March 15, 2012, 07:16:30 PM
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There are about as many possible bitcoin addresses as there are atoms in the earth. 
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