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Accounts in the XRP Ledger are identified by an address in the XRP Ledger's base58 format. The address is derived from the account's master public key, which is in turn derived from a secret key. An address is represented as a string in JSON and has the following characteristics:

  • Between 25 and 35 characters in length
  • Starts with the character r
  • Uses alphanumeric characters, excluding the number "0" capital letter "O", capital letter "I", and lowercase letter "l"
  • Case-sensitive
  • Includes a 4-byte checksum so that the probability of generating a valid address from random characters is approximately 1 in 232
Note

There is also an X-address format that "packs" a destination tag into the address. These addresses start with an X (for Mainnet) or a T (for test networks). Exchanges and wallets can use X-addresses to represent all the data a customer needs to know in one value. For more information, see the X-address format site and codec.

The XRP Ledger protocol only supports "classic" addresses natively, but many client libraries support X-addresses too.