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Legacy Address convention

In Velas chain 2.0 generation, we used to have Legacy Addresses (that always start with V). Those addresses essentially are 20 bytes Ethereum-like addresses but encoded differently on UI. The difference is that instead of a hex string prefixed with 0x, the Legacy address is extended with checksum (4 extra bytes), encoded with Base58, and prefixed with 'V'.

'V' + base58(20-bytes-address + 4-bytes-checksum)


EVM AddressLegacy Address

Refer to this repository to get more details and snippets in some programming languages: