diffrence between wallet address and public key of a node

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what is the diffrence between the allet adress and the public key of a node, i thought that it is the same thing, how can i get them in order to verify the differnce
asked Nov 30, 2018 by johndev

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Formally, an address is calculated from a public key, and the public key itself is only revealed on the blockchain when a transaction is signed. But in practical terms, an address fulfills the role of a public key as is familiar from other cryptography schemes. See APIs like validateaddress to see the differences.

answered Dec 3, 2018 by MultiChain