Public key to bitmessage address

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This page briefly describes, how to generate a Bitmessage Address from a public key. The variable after the list is used to refer to the step later

  1. The public part of the signing key and the encryption key are merged together. (A)
  2. Take the SHA512 hash of A. (B)
  3. Take the RIPEMD160 of B. (C)
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have a result that starts with a zero (Or two zeros, if you want a short address). (D)
  5. Remove the zeros at the beginning of D. (E)
  6. Put the stream number (in big endian) in front of E. (F)
  7. Put the address version (in big endian) in front of F. (G)
  8. Take a double SHA512 (hash of a hash) of G and use the first four bytes as a checksum, that you append to the end. (H)
  9. base58 encode H. (J)
  10. Put "BM-" in front J. (K)

K is your full address