Blockchain 101: Episode 18 – What is a Bitcoin address?

Bitcoin address is made up of random alphanumerical characters. There are 26 to 35 characters in an address and they might seem confusing at first glance.

For example, my Bitcoin address looks like this: …

On the blockchain, you can view the transaction records of every Bitcoin address. Bitcoin address is your personal Bitcoin account, equivalent to your bank account number. With your Bitcoin address, you can receive Bitcoins from anyone.

How do you get a Bitcoin address? You can download a Bitcoin wallet or register an account with a cryptocurrency trading platform.

Everyone’s Bitcoin address is practically unique. Once we have the address, we can start transacting Bitcoins. Downloading a Bitcoin client or wallet also let you generate your own Bitcoin address.

Create your own Bitcoin address now!