Does Ethereum addresses have checksum ?

Bitcoin has a checksum as a protection mechanism, to avoid sending coins to a non-existing address.
Does Ethereum feature something similar ?


  • CoinerCoiner Member Posts: 17
    If I got it right, they are not (address can be any 256bit combination).

    The question though is that it would probably make sense to have a *literal form* containing checksum, and encourage humans to use that literal form.
  • StephanTualStephanTual London, EnglandMember, Moderator Posts: 1,282 mod
    You can't send to an invalid address (i.e. incorrect format) , however you can send to *any* valid address. This is useful because it allows to generate one offline and send to that (cold storage).
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