Vanity Address

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A vanity address is a custom cryptographic address generated by repetitve guesswork. Vanity addresses may contain words in place of the standard scramble of characters. Some vanity addresses lack standard characteristics such as numbers or upper case letters.

Examples

  • facebookcorewwwi.onion is Facebook's Tor address
  • Vanity addresses can be generated for Bitcoin using tools such as vanitygen. Two such addresses beloning to Iranian hackers have been sanctioned by the United States Treasury. They are 1JEWSxAgGhSFuNPHUAr13zftNLjYt5wZaS and 1MoSSaDDSStrRo53YjPaGcXiABAXfYuvEL.

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