Reference client for Bitmessage: a P2P encrypted decentralised communication protocol:
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import hashlib
from pyelliptic import arithmetic
# This function expects that pubkey begin with \x04
def calculateBitcoinAddressFromPubkey(pubkey):
"""This function expects that pubkey begin's with the bitcoin prefix"""
if len(pubkey) != 65:
print 'Could not calculate Bitcoin address from pubkey because function was passed a pubkey that was', len(pubkey), 'bytes long rather than 65.'
return "error"
ripe = hashlib.new('ripemd160')
sha = hashlib.new('sha256')
sha.update(pubkey)
ripe.update(sha.digest())
ripeWithProdnetPrefix = '\x00' + ripe.digest()
checksum = hashlib.sha256(hashlib.sha256(
ripeWithProdnetPrefix).digest()).digest()[:4]
binaryBitcoinAddress = ripeWithProdnetPrefix + checksum
numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress = 0
while binaryBitcoinAddress[0] == '\x00':
numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress += 1
binaryBitcoinAddress = binaryBitcoinAddress[1:]
base58encoded = arithmetic.changebase(binaryBitcoinAddress, 256, 58)
return "1" * numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress + base58encoded
def calculateTestnetAddressFromPubkey(pubkey):
if len(pubkey) != 65:
print 'Could not calculate Bitcoin address from pubkey because function was passed a pubkey that was', len(pubkey), 'bytes long rather than 65.'
return "error"
ripe = hashlib.new('ripemd160')
sha = hashlib.new('sha256')
sha.update(pubkey)
ripe.update(sha.digest())
ripeWithProdnetPrefix = '\x6F' + ripe.digest()
checksum = hashlib.sha256(hashlib.sha256(
ripeWithProdnetPrefix).digest()).digest()[:4]
binaryBitcoinAddress = ripeWithProdnetPrefix + checksum
numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress = 0
while binaryBitcoinAddress[0] == '\x00':
numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress += 1
binaryBitcoinAddress = binaryBitcoinAddress[1:]
base58encoded = arithmetic.changebase(binaryBitcoinAddress, 256, 58)
return "1" * numberOfZeroBytesOnBinaryBitcoinAddress + base58encoded