Re: Could the bitcoin network be destroyed by someone generating endless bitcoin add

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2010-05-16 21:01:44 UTC - Original Post
When you generate a new bitcoin address, it only takes disk space on your own computer (like 500 bytes).  It's like generating a new PGP private key, but less CPU intensive because it's ECC.  The address space is effectively unlimited.  It doesn't hurt anyone, so generate all you want.