Public Key

address

1 [concept]
A public address used for receiving cryptocurrency payments

Public keys can be shared without much 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.

1.1 Example

At the bottom of the page are 3 public keys (addresses) for wallets we control on each of the main blockchains. Anyone can send us donations through them. 😉😉

* All terms and definitions may change as the Cryptionary improves