A crypto address is a string containing characters that represent a wallet that can send or receive cryptocurrency. It’s similar to a real-life email address or website. Each address is unique and indicates the location of a blockchain wallet.
Because they are long random strings of numbers and letters, most blockchain addresses are hard for humans to understand. They are however all unique which is great news for computer networks.
Blockchain addresses can be viewed publicly. You can use a blockchain explorer for transactions to and from an address. The address can also be viewed for the assets it has. Privacy-based blockchains, such as. Monero and Grin.
Although addresses are publicly available, many addresses are pseudonymous or anonymous because the owner of the address doesn’t usually have their real names associated with them. There are some cases when addresses and the entity behind them can be known. This is most often the case with token project founders or owners.