I'm looking for a high level overview of the SS58 format
I found this but can't seem to find an overview description
- What is the SS58 format?
- Where is it used?
- What are the whys and wherefores?
From the docs:
The SS58 address format is a public key address based on the Bitcoin Base-58-check encoding. Each Substrate SS58 address uses a base-58 encoded value to identify a specific account on a specific Substrate-based chain. These are represented by a base-58 encoded value to identify a specific account on a specific Substrate chain. The canonical ss58-registry provide additional details about the address format used by different Substrate-based chains, including the network prefix and website used for different networks.
I'm guessing that the SS stands for secret string
What is ? SS58 is a straightforward address design intended for Substrate based chains. Everything looks great with utilizing other address designs for a chain, however this fills in as a vigorous default. Use: The fundamental thought is a base-58 encoded esteem that can recognize a particular record on the Substrate chain. Various chains have various method for distinguishing accounts. SS58 is intended to be extensible hence.