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Cryptocurrency address

What is a cryptocurrency address?

A cryptocurrency address (or public key) is a unique sequence of numbers and letters identifying wallets. Users use it to receive and send crypto funds.

Each crypto address has a private key. Cryptocurrency owners need this private key to make transactions. Crypto addresses are public and can be browsed on the internet thanks to block explorers. However, many of them remain pseudonymous as the users don’t link their identity to their address.