The treasury pallet has the following code:

/// The treasury's pallet id, used for deriving its sovereign account ID.
type PalletId: Get<PalletId>;

Some definitions of sovereign accounts are given here:

Are there two types of sovereign accounts in Substrate/Polkadot? One from a consensus perspective and the other from a general notion of what it means to be an account that is, for all intents and purposes, sovereign.

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Interesting viewpoint.

I just called the PalletId a pallet account before.

Yep, maybe we could call it the sovereign account of a pallet.

From the low-level, they are using the same algorithm. But with different key type ids.



  • Thanks for the input. The reason I am asking this is because it is written in the code's comment here. So I am trying to get a complete definition of sovereign account. The definitions that I have found here do not include a definition for a pallet sovereign account - I could not find one!
    – Bruno
    Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 12:28

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