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How to sign a message with your Bitcoin address

This is a way to prove you do possess a particular Bitcoin address, therefore rightful owner of the account. 

You can sign any message using your private key, creating an encrypted string - a signature. Once you have valid signature please follow this procedure on Security tab in order to unlock your payout address:
https://slushpool.com/settings/security/

HINT: When signing message, please make clear what is and what isn't a part of the message, and be aware that every character, including spaces, tabs and line breaks, is a part of the message.

Depending on the wallet provider, please follow instructions how to sign a message on the links below.

This is a general information how to sign your message with your BTC address:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-address-sign-1399914228

Trezor:
https://doc.satoshilabs.com/trezor-user/messages.html

Bitcoin-Qt and MultiBit:
http://support.bitcoin.cz/Knowledgebase/Article/View/36/2/how-to-sign-a-message-using-a-bitcoin-client
https://multibit.org/help/v0.5/help_signAndVerifyMessage.html

Blockchain:
https://coins.newbium.com/post/1385-how-to-sign-message-your-bitcoin-address-and-verif

You can follow these instructions if you use some other wallets:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=990345.0

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  1. Matej (Support)

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  1. mark

    thanks this was really helpful Mark