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Create bitcoin address from private key

Postby Dugis В» 29.10.2018

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In the previous article , we looked at different methods to generate a private key. What we want to do is to apply a series of conversions to the private key to get a public key and then a wallet address. Most of these conversions are called hash functions. Instead, we will look at how using these functions in the correct order can lead you to the Bitcoin wallet address that you can use. There is a whole family of such curves that are widely known and used. Bitcoin uses the secpk1 curve.

This consists of two byte integers that represent the X and Y of the point on the elliptic curve, concatenated together. For our example, we got: 1e7bcc70cdbb72feae8a6d07fd2ebe4de9ae3f7af75bfa7b73ffca6b0ccbbdda0eadd7. Note: as you can see from the code, before I used a method from the ecdsa module, I decoded the private key using codecs.

This is relevant more to the Python and less to the algorithm itself, but I will explain what are we doing here to remove possible confusion.

The first is a string and the second is a byte array. The result is a Bitcoin full public key, which is equal to: e7bcc70cdbb72feae8a6d07fd2ebe4de9ae3f7af75bfa7b73ffca6b0ccbbdda0eadd7 for us.

But we can do better. As you might remember, the public key is some point X, Y on the curve. We know the curve, and for each X there are only two Ys that define the point which lies on that curve. So why keep Y? Later, we can derive Y from that if needed. Now, we add the 0x02 if the last byte of Y is even, and the byte 0x03 if the last byte is odd.

In our case, the last byte is odd, so we add 0x03 to get the compressed public key: e7bcc70cdbb72feae8a6d07fd2ebe4de9ae3f7af75bfa7. Previously, wallet software used long, full versions of public keys, but now most of it has switched to compressed keys. From now on, we need to make a wallet address. Whatever method of getting the public key you choose, it goes through the same procedure.

Obviously, the addresses will differ. In this article, we will go with the compressed version. The order is important. What matters is that now we have bit integer, which will be used for further modifications. For our example, the encrypted public key is abb8d73dac84d7e8b. The Bitcoin has two networks, main and test. The main network is the network that all people use to transfer the coins. The test network was created — you guessed it — to test new features and software. We want to generate an address to use it on the mainnet, so we need to add 0x00 bytes to the encrypted public key.

The result is abb8d73dac84d7e8b. For the testnet, that would be 0x6f bytes. Now we need to calculate the checksum of our mainnet key. The wallet software should look at the checksum and mark the address as invalid if the checksum mismatches. To calculate the checksum of the key, we need to apply SHA twice and then take first 4 bytes of the result. For our example, the double SHA is f43ca75e58a7ec4cecd1a8fcbabf39c5c6b and therefore the checksum is f43c4 note that 4 bytes is 8 hex digits. Finally, to make an address, we just concatenate the mainnet key and the checksum.

That makes it abb8d73dac84d7e8bf43c4 for our example. But you may notice that something is off. Well, the reason is that they are encoded with Base Depending on the form of public key full or compressed , we get different addresses, but both are perfectly valid. If you want to play with the code, I published it to the Github repository.

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They can be printed on paper or stored as a soft copy on a USB or hard drive. Article source test network was created — you guessed it — to test new features and software. I'm sorry for you.

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Postby Tusida В» 29.10.2018

We hope you did not find your address in leaked database. But you may notice that something is off. The first and most important step in generating keys is to find a secure source of entropy, or randomness.

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Postby Douran В» 29.10.2018

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Postby Nara В» 29.10.2018

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Postby Dojora В» 29.10.2018

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