What Is Ethereum Account

This section describes what is an Ethereum Account.

An Ethereum account is actually a pair of public key and private key.

Here are some terminologies related to Ethereum account:

1. Account Address - The public key of the Ethereum account which uniquely identifies the account.

2. Account Private Key - A random number generated by the Ethereum private key algorithm. The private key is used to sign transactions that spend Ethers associated with the account address.

3. Account Public Key - A number calculated from the private key, The public key is used to verify the signature of the spending transaction.

4. Account Keystore File - A file that stores the private key in JSON format. The keystore file is usually password protected.

5. Ethereum Wallet - A user tool that manages Ethereum accounts, verify account balances, submit spending transactions to Ethereum networks. Ethereum is usualy password protected.

6. Account Secret Phrase - A group of multiple words generated by some Ethereum wallets. Account Secret Phrase is used to recover access to the Ethereum wallet, in case you lost the password.

Last update: 2018.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

 Ethereum Mist Wallet

 geth - Go Ethereum

 Testnet - Ropsten network

 Private Ethereum Network

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

 MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

Managing Ethereum Account

What Is Ethereum Account

 Generate New Ethereum Accounts

 Ethereum Public Key and Private Key Example

 Ethereum Account Keystore File

 "geth" Commands for Ethereum Accounts

 ethereumfaucet.info - Mining Ether with Browser

 References

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