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Chain ID and Address Format

Chain ID

Cronos has different Chain IDs to distinguish between the devnet, testnet and mainnet. When running Cronos in your local environment, you will need to decide your own Chain ID.
For example, our testnet Chain ID is cronostestnet_338-1.

Address prefix

BIP-0173 defines a new format for segregated witness output addresses that contains a human-readable part which identifies the coin type. Cronos has different address prefixes for its corresponding network types, these prefixes are:
Testnet
tcrc
Cronos uses the Bech32 address format wherever users must handle binary data. Bech32 encoding provides robust integrity checks on data and the human readable part (HRP) that provides contextual hints that can assist UI developers with providing informative error messages. Specifically, we have the following HRP prefixes for different address types in the mainnet:
Text
Address bech32 Prefix
Account
tcrc
Validator Operator
tcrcvaloper
Consensus Nodes
tcrcvalcons
We can use the keys show command of cronosd with the flag --bech <type> (acc|val|cons) to obtain the addresses and keys as mentioned above. For example:
$ cronosd keys show mykey --bech acc
- name: mykey
type: local
address: tcrc1qsklxwt77qrxur494uvw07zjynu03dq9alwh37
pubkey: '{"@type":"/ethermint.crypto.v1alpha1.ethsecp256k1.PubKey","key":"A8nbJ3eW9oAb2RNZoS8L71jFMfjk6zVa1UISYgKK9HPm"}'
mnemonic: ""
$ cronosd keys show test --bech val
- name: mykey
type: local
address: tcrcvaloper1qsklxwt77qrxur494uvw07zjynu03dq9rdsrlq
pubkey: '{"@type":"/ethermint.crypto.v1alpha1.ethsecp256k1.PubKey","key":"A8nbJ3eW9oAb2RNZoS8L71jFMfjk6zVa1UISYgKK9HPm"}'
mnemonic: ""
$ cronosd keys show test --bech cons
- name: mykey
type: local
address: tcrcvalcons1qsklxwt77qrxur494uvw07zjynu03dq9h7rlnp
pubkey: '{"@type":"/ethermint.crypto.v1alpha1.ethsecp256k1.PubKey","key":"A8nbJ3eW9oAb2RNZoS8L71jFMfjk6zVa1UISYgKK9HPm"}'
mnemonic: ""
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