An address on the blockchain corresponds to the string of text provided to identify a certain location or user, much as an address in the physical world or a website. More specifically, it is the block of text that identifies the position of a specific wallet on the blockchain, from which digital assets can be sent or received. All blockchains contain wallet addresses in some shape or another, and the majority of them take the form of a lengthy line of text that is hard for a human to read but simple for a computer network to comprehend. A Bitcoin address might like the following, for instance: 1CKa7k7RtaV4TRRcnjciVndBS8hNG1G9ip Additionally, an Ethereum network address can seem as follows: 0x99dce4823eC15650e57E1b999c197aad00bEc1c2 Given that most blockchains are public, it is feasible to observe how much and what kind of digital assets are present in most wallets; however, this is not the case with private blockchains or cryptocurrencies with a privacy focus, like Monero. Since no personally identifying information is needed to create a new wallet address on the blockchain, the majority of cryptocurrency addresses on a network are fairly anonymous. They are not entirely anonymous, though, as some addresses are linked to individuals or organizations that are known to the public. For instance, Vitalik Buterin has publicly accessible Ethereum addresses. There are additional known Bitcoin addresses belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto that contain substantial amounts of BTC. There are numerous programs and applications that are used to monitor cryptocurrency wallets, recording the inflow and outflow of digital assets. Public blockchains are vulnerable to being watched by anyone.