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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

 Ethereum Mist Wallet

 geth - Go Ethereum

 Testnet - Ropsten network

 Private Ethereum Network

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

 MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

Managing Ethereum Account

 What Is Ethereum Account

 Generate New Ethereum Accounts

Ethereum Public Key and Private Key Example

 Ethereum Account Keystore File

 "geth" Commands for Ethereum Accounts - Mining Ether with Browser


 PDF Printing Version