Address

The Basics

When you send Monero to someone you only need one piece of information, and that is their Monero address. A raw Monero address is a set of 95 characters starting with a '4'. The Monero donation address, for instance, is 44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A.

Because those addresses are long and complex, you will often encounter an OpenAlias address instead. For example, Monero donations can be sent to [email protected] or donate.getmonero.org.

If you would like to get an OpenAlias address of your own then there is some information on the OpenAlias page.

Integrated address

An integrated address is an address combined with an encrypted 64-bit payment ID. A raw integrated address is 106 characters long.

In-depth Information

The address is actually the concatenation, in Base58 format, of the public spend key and the public view key, prefixed with the network byte (the number 18 for Monero) and suffixed with the first four bytes of the Keccac-256 hash of the whole string (used as a checksum).