I try to create new account by using web3, i found that I can only do this in 1.0 of web3 but not in 0.20 version? it does not support personal.newAccount

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This has been answered somewhere previously, however, I'm not able to find the post somehow.
The essence of the post was that Web3 0.2x.x does not support the functionality to do this task but that there are custom wrapping implementations i.e. ethereumjs-accounts which can be used as a solution to the problem.

Have a look at https://github.com/ethereumjs/ethereumjs-account, for further details.

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