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Bitcoin Address

Also known as a Public Key. You can think of a bitcoin address like an email address; it’s the public identifier where people can send and receive bitcoin like an email address sends and receives emails.

This is an identifier of about 27-34 alphanumeric symbols or known as a 160-bit hash in technical terminology. A good Bitcoin wallet will use multiple addresses to receive Bitcoin transactions to maintain user anonymity. 


  • Here’s what a Bitcoin address does (and why you definitely shouldn’t reuse it)The Next Web
  • What is a Bitcoin Address and How Do You Sign It?Bitcoin Magazine