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This tag should be used for Bitcoin addresses. A Bitcoin address is an encoding of the hash of an ECDSA public key or a script. Knowledge of this value allows a user to send Bitcoins to another person over the network. Bitcoin addresses begin with a '1', '3', or 'bc1'. Not to be confused with mailing addresses or IP addresses.

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Since every Bitcoin wallet can link multiple public keys / Bitcoin addresses to a single person, is there a mechanism in Bitcoin network to avoid 2 persons having the same Bitcoin address? Or it is achieved only by the space of possible keys/addresses (2^256 | 2^160)? Thanks! …
asked Jan 19 '17 by forkd
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me if I'm wrong), you generate a Bitcoin address basically by hashing a public key with a RIPEMD160 hash function, which can produce 2^160 different addresses. My question is: is the relationship … between the Bitcoin address and the public key 1:1 (1 addr for each public key)? If not, how is it possible to connect more than 1 address to a single public key, since this "connection" is made …
asked Dec 20 '16 by forkd