Understand how an Ethereum address is created

In this story, we will analyze how to create an Ethereum address. For this, we will use NodeJS and the ethers package (https://docs.ethers.io/v5/).

What is an Ethereum address used for? It is used to :

  • Receive and send crypto-currency,
  • Sign and send transactions,
  • Connect to DApp.

If we make a parallel with the classical username/password authentication mechanisms, the Ethereum address would correspond to the username and the password to the private…

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