to our public key hash and calculate and append the checksum before we encode it using base58 : echo xxd -p -r base58 -c echo Note: -c denotes a checksum is to be applied. Inspect private key: hexdump -e '32/1 "02X" "n n convert private key to WIF (Wallet Import Format). Platform-specific Instructions, gentoo Linux, gentoo by default enables the bindist flag on the openssl package, which disables elliptic curve support, presumably because of software patent concerns. If you lose it or someone else gets a hold of it, youre toast. Then, another user can use the algorithm to verify that signature using the public key and the hash of the same data. Mac Terminal (iTerm 2 dependencies brew Installation: / pip Installation: sudo easyinstall pip libressl Installation: brew install libressl base58, installation: pip install base58.
There is a step-by-step tutorial on the Bitcoin Wiki for converting Keys. From bitcoin.wallet import CBitcoinSecret, P2pkhbitcoinAddress from re import x privkey. Apologies, I just read the title of the thread properly. The above code is for private key to address.
Public keys might be trickier to deal with, depending on whether they are compressed or not.
Convert a public key regular or compressed.
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(I did a test with another dictionary word and it took all of 4 seconds for someone to steal it!) This shows the -output-type all option, which spews out lots of unnecessary garbage which I can't imagine would ever be useful, but it does. The compressed version of the public key becomes: The prefix is 0x02because the y coordinate ends in 0xa4, which is even, therefore positive. Well first generate a P2PKH original format address, followed by the now standardP2SH. For testing there is a very good website, where you can put in a private or public key and its show you the result of any step: m/Address, if you dont want to do those things on your own you could use. Private keys are what prove you can send Bitcoin that has been sent to you. Disclaimer: this code IS experimental, IT IS probably buggy. Base64 uses A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and /. The seed can be used to generate the same private key if the same hashing algorithm is used in the future, so it is only necessary to save the seed. In the above, the so-called compressed encoding of the public key is used, which is recommended for Bitcoin as of version.6. To convert from an uncompressed public key to a compressed public key, you can omit the x value because the y value can be solved for using the equation of the elliptic curve: y.