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  1. 1. What is Taproot?
  2. 2. Blockchain bridges – what are they?
  3. 3. What is Ethereum Plasma?
  4. 4. What is Ethereum Casper?
  5. 5. What is Zk-SNARK and Zk-STARK? 
  6. 6. What is Selfish Mining? 
  7. 7. What is spoofing in the cryptocurrency market? 
  8. 8. Schnorr signatures - what are they? 
  9. 9. MimbleWimble - what is it? 
  10. 10. What is digital property rights in NFT?
  11. 11. What are ETFs and what role do they play in the cryptocurrency market? 
  12. 12. How to verify a cryptocurrency project – cryptocurrency tokenomics 
  13. 13. What is the 51% attack on blockchain?
  14. 14. What is DAO, and how does it work?
  15. 15. Zero-knowledge proof – a protocol that respects privacy 
  16. 16. What is EOSREX?
  17. 17. What is Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET)?
  18. 18. Mirror Protocol – what it is? 
  19. 19. What are synthetic assets? 
  20. 20. How to create your own NFT? 
  21. 21. Definition of DeFi, and what are its liquidations?
  22. 22. New identity system - Polygon ID
  23. 23. Ethereum Foundation and the Scroll protocol - what is it?
  24. 24. What is Byzantine fault tolerance in blockchain technology?
  25. 25. Scalability of blockchain technology - what is it?
  26. 26. Interchain Security - new Cosmos (ATOM) protocol
  27. 27. Coin Mixing vs. Coin Join - definition, opportunities, and threats
  28. 28. What is Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and how does it work?
  29. 29. Soulbound Tokens - what are they, and how do they work?
  30. 30. Definition of LIDO - what is it?
  31. 31. What are Threshold Signatures, and how do they work?
  32. 32. Blockchain technology and cyberattacks.
  33. 33. Bitcoin script - what it is, and what you should know about it.
  34. 34. What is zkEVM, and what are its basic features?
  35. 35. Do confidential transactions on blockchain exist? What is a Confidential Transaction?
  36. 36. Algorithmic stablecoins - everything you should know about them.
  37. 37. Polygon Zk Rollups ZKP - what should you know about it?
  38. 38. What is Web3 Infura?
  39. 39. Mantle - Ethereum L2 scalability - how does it work?
  40. 40. What is the NEAR Rainbow Bridge?
  41. 41. Liquid Staking Ethereum and LSD tokens. What do you need to know about it?
  42. 42. Top 10 blockchain oracles. How do they work? How do they differ?
  43. 43. What are Web3.js and Ether.js? What are the main differences between them?
  44. 44. What is StarkWare, and recursive validity proofs
  45. 45. Quant Network: scalability of the future
  46. 46. Polygon zkEVM - everything you need to know
  47. 47. What is Optimism (OP), and how do its roll-ups work?
  48. 48. What are RPC nodes, and how do they work?
  49. 49. SEI Network: everything you need to know about the Tier 1 solution for DeFi
  50. 50. Types of Proof-of-Stake Consensus Mechanisms: DPoS, LPoS and BPoS
  51. 51. Bedrock: the epileptic curve that ensures security!
  52. 52. What is Tendermint, and how does it work?
  53. 53. Pantos: how to solve the problem of token transfer between blockchains?
  54. 54. What is asymmetric encryption?
  55. 55. Base-58 Function in Cryptocurrencies
  56. 56. What Is the Nostr Protocol and How Does It Work?
  57. 57. What Is the XDAI Bridge and How Does It Work?
  58. 58. Solidity vs. Rust: What Are the Differences Between These Programming Languages?
  59. 59. What Is a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)?
  60. 60. What Is the Ethereum Rinkeby Testnet and How Does It Work?
  61. 61. What Is Probabilistic Encryption?
  62. 62. What is a Pinata in Web 3? We explain!
  63. 63. What Is EIP-4337? Will Ethereum Account Abstraction Change Web3 Forever?
  64. 64. What are smart contract audits? Which companies are involved?
  65. 65. How does the AirGapped wallet work?
  66. 66. What is proto-danksharding (EIP-4844) on Ethereum?
  67. 67. What is decentralised storage and how does it work?
  68. 68. How to Recover Cryptocurrencies Sent to the Wrong Address or Network: A Practical Guide
  69. 69. MPC Wallet and Multilateral Computing: Innovative Technology for Privacy and Security
  70. 70. Threshold signature in cryptography: an advanced signing technique!
  71. 71. Vanity address in cryptocurrencies: what is it and what are its characteristics?
  72. 72. Reentrancy Attack on smart contracts: a threat to blockchain security!
  73. 73. Slither: a static analyser for smart contracts!
  74. 74. Sandwich Attack at DeFi: explanation and risks!
  75. 75. Blockchain RPC for Web3: A key technology in the world of decentralized finance!
  76. 76. Re-staking: the benefits of re-posting in staking!
  77. 77. Base: Evolving cryptocurrency transactions with a tier-2 solution from Coinbase
  78. 78. IPFS: A new era of decentralized data storage
  79. 79. Typical vulnerabilities and bridge security in blockchain technology
  80. 80. JumpNet - Ethereum's new sidechain
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71. Vanity address in cryptocurrencies: what is it and what are its characteristics?

In the world of cryptocurrencies, we usually refer to wallet addresses as sequences of characters that are randomly generated, difficult to remember and often appear chaotic. However, there is another category of cryptocurrencyaddresses that is more personalised and can appear much more attractive – these are vanityaddresses, also known as vanity addresses.

These are fully personalised addresses, created by taking into account a series of parameters provided precisely by their users. Such an address is more personal and easier to identify. At the same time – we do not sacrifice security.

In this article, we will explore the mysteries of vanity addresses, their importance in the world of cryptocurrencies, and how they can be created.

What is a Vanity Address? Definition.

A Vanity address in the context of cryptocurrencies is a wallet address that is created to contain a specific word or set of characters that is personalised or easy to remember. For example, instead of a typical randomly generated address, which might look like this: “1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2”, the address of Vanity might look like this: “1BitcoinRules4Ever”.

The main purpose of address Vanityis to create more friendly and easier-to-remember wallet addresses. They can contain specific words, nicknames, initials, phone numbers or other characters that are important or meaningful to the wallet owner. Ultimately, vanityaddresses remain fully functional and can be used to receive and send cryptocurrencies, just like regular addresses.

How are vanity addresses generated?

The entire process of generating a vanityaddress is exactly the same as generating a classic address and a private key, from which a public key will be generated. Then, from the public key generated in this way, a Bitcoin address will be automatically generated, which will then be verified as to whether it meets the vanity pattern sought by its owner.

If this is the case, a customised address that meets these requirements will be created as a result. However, if something goes wrong along the way, then we will have to go through the process again. This will be repeated until we find the address we want.

In practice, the process of creatinga vanityaddress is repeated at least a few hundred or even a million times, until eventually we find an address with the pattern we want. Having found his or her dream string, the owner of a given address will have his or her vanity address, which he or she will be able to control in the same way as any, other  Bitcoinaddress.

How do you generate a vanity address?

In the cryptocurrency sector, there are two, main ways to generate this type of address. The most secure is the one that is generated personally, using a suitable program. The downside is that you need to have, at least, a minimum of computer and programming knowledge to do something like this.

The second method is simpler and easier, however, less safe. What does it consist of? By using online services that are able to generate a address of vanity. In this case, however, there is a risk that the owners of such services, will retain your private key that was generated with the address. This constitutes a serious security breach.

There is another option – you can use off-the-shelf scripts, for example VanityGen. This is an open-source vacuum address generator. The plus point is that in this case you are in control of its generation. The other plus is that you don’t need a huge amount of computer knowledge.

The VanityGen script allows the creation of vanityaddresses without the need for an Internet connection. The whole process is very slow, but at the same time the most secure. In this case, no one knows your private key or will have access to it. Importantly, depending on the desired design or structure you want to include in your address, the whole process can take several days or even weeks.

Remember also that, in addition to the sheer difficulty of the pattern in question, the power and speed of the hardware you are using plays a major role in generating address Vanity . Therefore, it is recommended that you use graphics processing hardware (GPU) to create this type of address.

Vanity address security

Uniquely customising our bitcoinaddress is arduous work. Admittedly, the process is completely secure and reduces the likelihood that some third party will change our address or replace it with another.

In the whole process, we also have the other side of the coin. By outsourcing the generation of Vanity adresses, to third parties, there is a risk that someone will have our private keys or create an address confusingly similar to ours. The second option is very misleading and could result in a situation where someone sends funds to a completely different address. Having our private keys is an easy way to access and steal our funds.

Therefore, if you want to be the happy owner of a address Vanity, it is best if you generate it yourself from start to finish. That way you are assured that the private key is solely under your control.

Furthermore, the process of generating vanityaddresses is more complicated and can be prone to human error or attacks if not properly secured. Therefore, it is important to use trusted tools and be careful when creating vanity addresses.

Vanity address applications

Vanity addresses have many uses in the ecosystem of cryptocurrencies:

Marketing and business: Companies and service providers often use Vanity addresses that include their company name or a short slogan. This makes it easier for customers to pay and remember the address.

Donations and charity: Charities can use Vanity addresses to encourage people to make donations by creating addresses that include the name of the organisation or the charity’s purpose.

Personal wallets: Individuals can create Vanity addresses that include their nicknames, initials or other meaningful words to facilitate their wallet.


Vanity addresses are personalised cryptocurrency wallet addresses that allow users to customise their wallet addresses according to their preferences and needs. While the process of creating these can be challenging, it offers a unique and attractive solution for individuals and businesses using cryptocurrencies. However, users should exercise caution and ensure the security of their vanityaddresses to avoid potential risks. After all, Vanity addresses are a combination of functionality and personal style in the world of cryptocurrencies.

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