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Public Address is generated from the private key following some steps. Please refer Bitcoin wiki to see the process.

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The version byte is used to differentiate between MainNet and TestNet addresses as well as between P2PKH and P2SH addresses.

  • Can you tell me the version byte of MainNet and TestNet addresses? – idk Jun 12 '18 at 12:09
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    @idk it is 0x00 for mainnet and 0x6f for testnet. You can find all the prefixes here : en.bitcoin.it/wiki/List_of_address_prefixes – Mike D Jun 12 '18 at 12:21

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