Brainwallet Generation

A brainwallet is a way of storing Bitcoins in one's mind by memorizing a passphrase. This phrase is encrypted using Sha256(passphrase) to get the private key which is then used to generate the bitcoin address. There are millions of brainwallets out there, and the following tool can be used to generate such wallets and check if they have been used. (More info)

For example, passphrases such as "password" or "123456" lead to bitcoin wallets that once had balances. Long phrases, that contain several words are also used, e.g. "bitcoin is awesome" - this passphrase generates a wallet that contained 500 btc at some point.

Be advised that you could use this tool to generate your own brainwallet - the problem is that humans tend to be really bad at randomness, thus picking a passphrase that is hard to crack could be challenging.

Error! Brainwallet could not be generated. API has temporarily blocked your IP address due to too many requests. In the future, please wait until a wallet is checked before generating a new brainwallet.