What is a public key?

Created by Admin Glamster, Modified on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 at 03:43 PM by Admin Glamster

A public key is like your Twitter handle. If someone knows it, they can interact with your account/wallet. It’s okay if someone sees your public key — that’s why it’s public. But the private key allows access to your wallet, and all actions associated with your funds. That means that if someone gets your public key, the only thing they can do concerning your wallet is see the account balance and send it things (lucky you!). If they get your private key, however, then they can access your wallet and steal all of your funds.

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