Bitcoin – Bitcoinjs and Private Keys
September 13, 2018
Author: Michael Gord
Bitcoinjs and Private Keys
You must have node and npm downloaded on your computer. After this tutorial you should have both a public bitcoin address and private key saved as variables.
npm install bitcoinjs-lib
Download bitcoinjs library from your node terminal.
var bitcoin = require("bitcoinjs-lib")
var keyPair = bitcoin.ECPair.makeRandom();
Make variable for keyPair.
Test address by logging address to console. A valid bitcoin address should be returned.
var address = keyPair.getAddress();
Save bitcoin address result to a variable.
Test private key by logging to console. A valid bitcoin private key should be returned.
var pkey = keyPair.toWIF();
Save bitcoin private key result to a variable.
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