Quick intro. Today we are going to create a waves vanity address. Waves is both the cheapest and fastest blockchain network to send transactions (fees are way less than 1 cent of a dollar).
Why should you create a vanity address? First, because it’s cool, it’s more personal. And, because you will make easy for the people who are sending you waves based tokens (including wBTC, wEUT or wGPB) to recognize it’s your address in a glance. This feature it’s not embedded in the lite client and it requires a bit of patience. Enough talk, let’s see how it’s done.
2. Download walletgenerator.jar
and put it on your desktop
3. Open up the Terminal, or Command prompt
You will see the default path inside the terminal. Change directory to your desktop directory. To do this,
type cd (it means change directory) on the terminal, then
open the file explorer,
drag it in to the terminal then hit Enter. You are now inside your desktop folder
4. Paste this command
Now paste this command near “cd” (leave one space):
java -jar walletgenerator.jar -c 999999999 -p password -f NAME
Replace “password” and “name” with your desired password and name
Hit enter and wait. leave everything open and your computer turned on. (duh!)
Or, you could get a Paperspace machine and let it work while your computer is off.
5. Wait and see for the generated vanity addresses
6. Copy address and seed, backup
7. Braggin’ about the final result