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Is there any chance, although extremely low, to generate the private key for the 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 wallet? Does the system allow it at all?

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This type of attractive address names called vanity addresses and you can use https://github.com/MyEtherWallet/VanityEth to generate them. If you are very very very lucky one day you'll get it.

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Yes it's possible in theory, but the probability of generating the private key for the 0x0 address (and any others) is:

probability

Near enough to zero you could convert the entire solar system to a computer and try until the end of the universe and never succeed.

Yes, the protocol allows it: the protocol does not have any special treatment that prevents the zero address from operating like all other addresses if its private key was found.

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  • Actually most of ERC-20 tokens are coded to block transfers from the zero address, so I guess you could only transfer ETH and few more github.com/OpenZeppelin/openzeppelin-contracts/blob/master/…
    – Xriuk
    May 20 at 6:48
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    @Xriuk Good comment and I will clarify that the answer is about the protocol. (There are token implementations before or do not use the code you reference.)
    – eth
    May 30 at 3:18

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