Public Key

Public key is defined as a string of letters and numbers that allows cryptocurrency to be received. However, public keys are not considered as safe to use as public addresses.

Though it’s called a “public key”, it isn’t publicly visible until you’ve shared it or sent money out. And while it can be used to receive money, it isn’t the safe to use.

A safer and more secure way to receive money is to use your public address.

See “private key” for more information.

See “public address” for more information.