Vanity addresses are personalized addresses that are created with the intention to include a phrase or name in the address.

This allows the creation of addresses such as: SDeLtAzzaNkvom9HzVgdHHGToEjZ7sYipp

Generating Vanity Addresses

  1. Download the latest release of vanitygen-plusplus for linux or vanitygen-plusplus for windows
  2. Disconnect your computer from the internet (optional)
  3. Run the program: Linux CPU: ./vanitygen++ -C GRC -o results.txt -i -k YOUR_PREFIX
    Linux GPU (OpenCL): ./oclvanitygen++ -C GRC -o results.txt -i -k YOUR_PREFIX
    Windows CPU: vanitygen.exe -C GRC -o results.txt -i -k YOUR_PREFIX
    Windows GPU (OpenCL): oclvanitygen.exe -C GRC -o results.txt -i -k YOUR_PREFIX
  • -C GRC : Chooses to generate Gridcoin addresses
  • -o results.txt : saves the matches to results.txt
  • -i : case-Insensitive(do not add this flag to match exact case)
  • -k : keep going even after match is found (do not add this flag to stop after the first match)
  • YOUR_PREFIX : the address prefix you are searching for (Check the list of valid address prefixes in the next section.)

Importing private keys.

  1. Open results.txt
  2. Choose your desired address
  3. Open your wallet and navigate to Help -> Debug window
  4. Execute importprivkey PRIVATE_KEY LABEL False - More details can be found in help importprivkey
    • importprivkey : command to import private keys (addresses) into the wallet
    • PRIVATE_KEY : the private key of the address you have chosen
    • LABEL : a friendly name that you can assign to your new address
    • False : since the address has not been used before you can skip the long process of checking the chain for pre-existing transactions using your new address

Valid Prefixes

Gridcoin addresses start with either R or S. There are also a restricted set of characters which are allowed for the second character (see the table below). The rest of the address can only have base58 characters (123456789ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz)

Thanks to Random Daz for compiling this list of valid addresses.

Starting with R Starting with S
Rw, Rx, Ry, Rz S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, SE, SA, SD, SF, SG, SH, SJ, SK, SL, SC, SB, SM