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Vanity-ETH

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Browser-based ETH vanity address generator

Just type vanity-eth.tk to use it ⚡️

Vanity-ETH

What's a vanity address?

A vanity address is an address in which you can choose a part of it to make it appear less random.

Examples:

  • 0xc0ffee254729296a45a3885639AC7E10F9d54979
  • 0x999999cf1046e68e36E1aA2E0E07105eDDD1f08E

Usage

First of all, visit vanity-eth.tk

Enter a short prefix and/or suffix of your choice and click Generate to start. Your browser will generate lots of random addresses until it finds one that matches your input.

Once an address is found, you can choose to reveal the private key or click the Save button to download a password-encrypted keystore file.

Adjusting the number of working threads can increase or decrease the speed, depending on your computer's capabilities.

Security

As mentioned earlier, all computations occur solely within your browser. Nothing ever leaves your machine, or even your browser tab. There is no database, no server-side code. Everything vanishes when you close your browser tab.

Vanity-ETH cannot and will never store your private key. If you have concerns about its trustworthiness, you have three options to ensure the privacy of your key:

  • After loading the web page, you can disconnect from the internet and continue using it seamlessly
  • Alternatively, you can download the latest build of Vanity-ETH here and use it on an offline computer
  • The code is 100% open source and available on GitHub, allowing you to review it thoroughly before usage.

Vanity-ETH uses a cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator (CSPRNG) to generate Ethereum addresses.

The keystore file is encrypted with an AES-128-CTR cipher using the PBKDF2-SHA256 derivation function with 65536 hashing rounds.

Other browser-based tools

Be aware that due to its popularity and open-source nature, Vanity-ETH has been widely copied, leading to the existence of websites claiming to provide the same functionality. Sometimes, they are perfect clones hosted on very similar domains.

Most of them do not credit the original code, are not open-source, and may contain malicious code.

Vanity-ETH has always been the first browser-based ETH vanity address generator, and remains the most popular and trusted one.

To be sure you're on the real Vanity-ETH website, search for Vanity-ETH on GitHub, find the repository with the most stars (> 600), and click the link in the description. Double check by searching Vanity-ETH on Google.

Performance

Vanity-ETH's performance may vary significantly across different browsers. Currently, Chrome provides the best results.

While you can use Vanity-ETH on your phone or tablet, it is unlikely to match the speed of a traditional computer.

N.B: Vanity-ETH is designed to be a user-friendly tool that runs directly in your browser, providing easy accessibility without the need to download or install additional software. However, browser-based tools have inherent limitations that may affect their performance and efficiency. Some dedicated command-line tools are more difficult to use, but may offer better performance.

Compatibility

Any address generated with Vanity-ETH is ERC-20 compatible, which means you can use it for an ICO, an airdrop, or just to withdraw your funds from an exchange.

The keystore file is 100% compatible with MyEtherWallet, MetaMask, Mist, and geth.

Build Vanity-ETH from source

A GitHub Action is in charge of building and deploying Vanity-ETH to GitHub pages automatically 🤖, but you can make your own build from source if you want (you will need Node.js 16)

git clone https://github.com/bokub/vanity-eth
cd vanity-eth
npm i
npm run build

Tips

You can support this project by sending tips to 0xAceBabe64807cb045505b268ef253D8fC2FeF5Bc 💛