Notice regarding the Upcoming Overall Upgrade of ATON Wallet Address Format
In the upcoming PlatON 0.13.0, a significant upgrade to optimize the overall performance, PlatON’s exclusive wallet ATON will be upgraded with a whole new wallet address format to provide smoother user experience and be compatible with PlatON main net better.
Upgraded Coding Standard of New ATON Wallet Address Format
The coding standard of upcoming ATON wallet address format will be upgraded to be bech32 from the existing hex+EIP55.
PlatON uses “byte” method to store the addresses. When the addresses are required to be shown to users, the current coding rules are to transfer the addresses to hexadecimal character strings and then convert part of the letters to capital letters using EIP55 standard. Finally, we got the address character string shown as follows:
Though the character string can pass the computer verification that checks if the coding standard conforms to EIP55 standard, it is not the best wallet address option for PlatON as it’s not highly recognizable for most users. After completing lots of researches on the wallet addresses of all mainstream public blockchains, we finally decide to apply bech32 to display the wallet address. The length of new ATON wallet address will be 42, the same as the existing one, and hrp (human readable part) is lat (for main net) and lax (for other networks). For example:
1. The prefix of ATON wallet address for PlatON main net is lat, and lax for other networks；
2. Bech32 is a coding format based on base32 that can quickly generate addresses that are highly recognizable for users.
Reference for base32:
BIP: 173 Layer: Applications Title: Base32 address format for native v0-16 witness outputs Author: Pieter Wuille Greg…
Prefix lat: The Super Symbol of New ATON Wallet Address:
The newly added prefix lat (for main net, lax for test net) in the upcoming new ATON wallet address is of great importance for PlatON. As a privacy-preserving computation network and financial infrastructure, PlatON’s native token LAT is the important circulation credentials of the underlying financial infrastructure, and the core of PlatON economic model. The newly added prefix lat that improves the recognition of ATON wallet address is the super symbol to gain global awareness for PlatON.
Comparison of ATON Wallet Address Format between Existing Format and Upgraded Format
Existing format: x10000000000000000000000000000000000000001
Upcoming upgraded format:
for main net: lat1zqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqp7pn3ep
for test net: lax1zqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqp3yp7hw