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For context, see the CAIP-10 specification.
CAIP-10 defines a pattern for identifying an account in a blockchain. Monero chains use UTXO model and Monero addresses are functionally similar to accounts in other namespaces.
Monero has several types of addresses: standard address, subaddress and integrated address. Any address contains network and address type identifiers, public spend key, public view key, a checksum, and may contain additional data depending on the address type. Note that the Base58-monero encoding algorithm is used to encode the address from a byte array into a string; it uses the same alphabet as base58btc but should not be decoded using base58btc libraries due to the additional padding step to normalize string length.
CAIP-10 “accounts” should not be confused with Monero accounts, which are used in Monero wallets for grouping related addresses and transactions.
Monero CAIP-10 account ID is a case-sensitive string in the form:
account_id: chain_id + ":" + address
chain_id: See Monero CAIP-2 profile
The syntax of
chain_id is specified in Monero CAIP-2.
This is a list of manually composed examples:
# Monero mainnet standard address
# Monero mainnet integrated address
# Monero private testnet subaddress
In the future new types of Monero addresses will be introduced. They will likely be longer and may exceed the 128 character limit set in CAIP-10 specification.
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silverpill, "namespaces/monero-caip10: Monero - Addresses [DRAFT]," Chain Agnostic Namespaces, monero-caip10, September 2023 / . [Online serial]. Available: https://github.com/ChainAgnostic/namespaces/monero-caip10.md