What is a wallet address?

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Wallet Addresses

Wallet address can be a confusing topic as many coins have different addresses formats. Of course, these vary in characters, numbers and length. For example, Ethereum (and all ERC20 tokens) have a wallet address that starts with 0x, includes numbers, upper-case and lower-case letters, and are 42 characters long. Alternatively, a Bitcoin address starts with the number 1 or 3. They include numbers, upper-case and lower-case letters, and are between 32-34 characters long. See below for examples of what a Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet addresses look like.

Bitcoin – 1GjDMGrvdw15uTRbBQNA2ExCxL8GepkM32

Ethereum – 0xf253fc2ca37c078436d07fb75e5a76a649892172

Case Sensitive

Wallet addresses are case sensitive. Therefore, it is essential that all characters are correct when sending or receiving coins. Hence, we strongly recommend copying and pasting address at all costs to ensure characters and cases match. Manually typing wallet addresses can lead to errors.

If you have any questions, queries, or issues regarding wallet addresses please contact us.

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