Ethereum address example

Nikita Verkhovin

There is only one original address type in Ethereum. An Ethereum address is a 42-character hexadecimal address generated from the last 20 bytes of the account's public key, with 0x appended to the beginning. The presence of capital letters in an Ethereum address indicates that it has a checksum (EIP55). Because of this, you may prefer the checksummed address version, but both will work just fine.

Examples of Ethereum addresses:

  • 0x95222290dd7278aa3ddd389cc1e1d165cc4bafe5
  • 0x456d9347342B72BCf800bBf117391ac2f807c6bF (checksummed)

You can receive Ethereum or ERC20 tokens by sharing your Ethereum address. Just make sure to double-check all address letters and numbers before you confirm the transfer.