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What is the SS58 Format?

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?
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-32602: Unknown SS58 address format [closed]

I ran into this problem while testing a new parachain. balances.transferKeepAlive -32602: Unknown SS58 address format `129`. ` `To support this address format, you need to call `...
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How to convert ss58 address to a different parachain in py-substrate-interface

I have code to convert ss58 address to a different parachain using polkadot{js}, such as below: const { Keyring } = require("@polkadot/keyring"); const keyring = new Keyring(); keyring....
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Convert any address to accountId (in hex)

How can i convert an address of the form "5DTNtGF2DmZ7QwGxg6n1xWzF6cEokNyNre7mUqpVuozrLxu3" to hex using polkadotjs packages? Here is the context: I have multiples array of datas, containing ...
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How to convert HEX public key into SS58

I have a public key in HEX into. How do I get the SS58 representation of it? Is there a command line tool?
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How to create custom SS58 address format?

I know that networks can add their SS58 address format to SS58 Registry. Polkadot addresses always start with 1 and Crust Network addresses start with c. Does a unique prefix determine how the ...
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How to update the SS58Prefix for a running node?

If I have started running a Substrate node but the ss58Format value in the chain specification .json file that is generated from using the build-spec command is not 42, how do I update the chain so ...
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