There are a few ways to generate the Public Key part that is sent to Vircurvault to generate your Vanity Address, but we will be showing the easiest and most foolproof way to generate one.
Generate using Casascius Bitcoin Address Utility (Easy)
- Download Casascius Bitcoin Address Utility and unpack the archive.
- Open the program and click Tools.
- Click the Address Utility.
- Click the Generate Address button.
- You will get a result in your utility that has the following values:
Public Key (Hex):
043F6CC4096D6B7A2BB416E2365BE6D80E4BF68A974845164BED62FBFC9030E1647390D8BAD9BE0C44939AA16E7E81F20DEF26A358FDCDC321E73F49F4B859BAAD Private Key (Hex):
14V3Jivte64V9gEWnYADeg1Gh9xjQB4jWi Private Key (WIF):
Copy all of this information to a very safe place, possibly just add it to a text file and print it out. Then hide it in a safe place offline.
Next, you will need to send Vircurvault the Pubic Key (Hex) value, otherwise known as the Public Key part. In the example above, that value would be:
We will use that Public Key part to generate your Vanity Bitcoin Address. That way your real Private Key is encrypted, and is safe from both us, and anyone who might get a hold of the information somehow.