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I can go to https://www.bitaddress.org/ , download their software to my system, disconnect my system from the Internet, then move my mouse over their page randomly to generate entropy and then get a single Bitcoin wallet. The single wallet address is really simple that I can carry with me in any form (print it to a paper, copy it to a file on any device and secure it the way I wish, etc.)

Does something equally simple exist for Ethereum?

I tried https://www.myetherwallet.com/ but I think it enforces added complexity on me to secure the private key. For example, first it forces me to pick a password that it would use to secure the private key. Then the resulting wallet looks complex like the following:

{
  "version": 3,
  "id": "54f...",
  "address": "46d...",
  "Crypto": {
    "ciphertext": "9c3...",
    "cipherparams": {
      "iv": "ac6..."
    },
    "cipher": "aes-128-ctr",
    "kdf": "scrypt",
    "kdfparams": {
      "dklen": 32,
      "salt": "9c8...",
      "n": 1024,
      "r": 8,
      "p": 1
    },
    "mac": "559..."
  }
}

(Note: I have used ... to truncate long strings. Also don't worry, I won't use this wallet anywhere.)

Along with saving this JSON file in exactly this format, I also need to remember an additional password.

So back to my question: Is there any Ethereum address generator that can just give me a private key and a public key that I can secure however I wish?

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This one will provide a simple Ethereum address and private key as you asked for.

https://vanity-eth.tk/

Output:

Address: 0x1Ff482D42D8727258A1686102Fa4ba925C46Bc42

Private key: c6cbd7d76bc5baca530c875663711b947efa6a86a900a9e8645ce32e5821484e

I haven't audited the code yet. I only use it for testing and debugging purposes.

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    Hi, I'm the author of Vanity-ETH. You can totally use the generated addresses to store your beloved tokens, the random numbers are cryptographically secure, and you can use the site offline to avoid any attempt of theft of your private key. – Boris K Jul 31 '18 at 6:39
  • I just realized that this site doesn't provide the cryptographic public key (useful for sending encrypted messages). That would be a useful thing to add I think if you have a second @BorisK – nick carraway Nov 19 '18 at 18:24
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Check this site out: https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

Generate wallets using 12-word mnemonics.

Provides public and private keys derived from that 12-word mnemonic.

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    Which part of my question did you answer? – Lone Learner Dec 5 '17 at 15:06
  • "So back to my question: Is there any Ethereum address generator that can just give me a private key and a public key that I can secure however I wish?" I answered that one... – MSwezey Nov 1 '18 at 16:09
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Sure. Private and public keys are tied to encryption algotithm and not Ethereum structure. Check this one, for example. https://github.com/vkobel/ethereum-generate-wallet

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