Re: Could the bitcoin network be destroyed by someone generating endless bitcoin add

Could the bitcoin network be destroyed by someone generating endless bitcoin addresses nonstop? I mean it sounds like it would do something really bad to it.

I’m pretty sure at some point a website will take payments in bitcoins and will decide to generate a new bitcoin address for each payment and end up endlessly generating new addresses like mad and do something bad to the network. Then more will start in.

When you generate a new bitcoin address, it only takes disk space on your own computer (like 500 bytes).  It’s like generating a new PGP private key, but less CPU intensive because it’s ECC.  The address space is effectively unlimited.  It doesn’t hurt anyone, so generate all you want.

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