Ethereum Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Notes - Version 1.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Ethereum Public Key and Private Key Example
This section describes examples of public key and private key of an Ethereum account.
If you want get some examples of public keys and private keys of Ethereum accounts, you can use MetaMask extenson on Chrome to generate them.
1. Start MetaMask extenson and click "Create Account" from the account menu. A new Ethereum account is created.
2. Select "Copy address to clipboard" from the "..." menu. We get the public key of the account:
3. Select "Export private key" from the "..." menu. We get the private key of the account:
Please do not send any Ether to this public key, since the private key is published, anyone can use it to spend the Ether fund associated to this public key.
Last update: 2018.
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