I've seen people with custom addresses on Monero, like having short custom three or four letter words in the beginning of the 95-character string. How do I get one of these?


You need to use a vanity address generator. As far as I know, this one written in Go is the best/only available one:


Edit: there is another one here implemented in JavaScript, see generate address with prefix:


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    What about the "Generate Wallet with Prefix" option here? moneroaddress.org
    – user4
    Sep 15 '16 at 17:12
  • Ohyea, that one should work too. If guess Go is probably significantly faster than JavaScript, but haven't tested either of them to be honest.
    – jwinterm
    Sep 15 '16 at 18:06
  • Does having a vanity address (eg: 43COINxxxx at the beginning) decrease the security of the account? Does it increase its hackability by hostile parties?
    – user4
    Sep 18 '16 at 0:07
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    You should ask this in a separate question, but I'm pretty sure no, it does not.
    – jwinterm
    Sep 18 '16 at 0:39
  • The go one works reasonably well. I generated my physical coins' addresses with it. The Javascript one is really slow, and won't be usable for very many characters.
    – Luigi
    Sep 20 '16 at 0:08

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