A public address used for receiving and sending cryptocurrency payments. An address contains a mix of numbers and letters (such as
bitcoincash:qzmm5ffsl4x29wg50sn7rushcz4gxqpcas5f24432c), where the first section usually give information as to which blockchain it's for (bitcoincash:), or which type of wallet it is.
q, 3 etc.
Public keys can be shared without risking the funds and should be the only type of key you reveal or give to anyone.
Although there is no risk to losing funds, if a public key is re-used multiple times they can put the holders privacy at risk. As such, it's a good idea to use wallets which always use new keys.
At the bottom of the page are 3 public keys (addresses) for donation wallets we control. Anyone can send us donations through them. 😉😉
* All terms and definitions may update as the Cryptionary improves.