- Go to https://github.com/JeanLucPons/VanitySearch/releases/tag/1.19 and download “VanitySearch.exe”.
- Navigate to where you downloaded the program, click inside the search bar at the top, then type “cmd” and hit enter.
- Type “vanitysearch” and hit enter. If it’s working properly, it should show the message below. If it doesn’t work and gives errors, then you’ll need to download Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable here
- Type “vanitysearch -stop 1TEST”, and replace “TEST” with what your custom bitcoin address to be. The longer it is, the longer it will take to generate.
It needs to start with a 1, and it can not contain the characters 0, O, L, I as they are too similar.
- Once your bitcoin address has been generated, it will show this below.
DO NOT SHOW ANYONE EITHER OF THE “Priv” VALUES, AS THIS WILL ALLOW THEM TO TAKE THE BITCOIN STORED ON THAT ADDRESS.
6) Import the private key into your wallet. I will be showing you how to do this with https://blockchain.com, as it is the easiest wallet to use that supports it.
- Log into your wallet at https://login.blockchain.com/.
- Click the person icon at the top right, then go to “Wallet & Addresses”.
- Click “Import Address” on the right
- On cmd, copy everything after “p2pkh:” on the “Priv (WIF)” line, e.g. “KxWXnC1u6pF2dTM3BDJSmLKp39WCoef7xh74HGw2MT8uXp8Xwyw5”
- Paste it into the “Enter your private key” field, then click “Import Private Key”
- If you’ve done it correctly, it should show up in your wallet, and you’ll now be able to receive bitcoin from people using your custom bitcoin address.