Can someone explain what is 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 on Polygon? It seems to be a smart contract and it can even send transactions.

  • Isn't that just considered a DEAD wallet?
    – Cnye36
    Commented Apr 17, 2023 at 9:30
  • I thought so too but apparently, it is not. Commented Apr 17, 2023 at 9:50
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    This is an interesting finding... veeeeery strange. It is some kind of a system contract... 🤔
    – prc
    Commented Apr 17, 2023 at 10:12
  • why do you say apparently not? Thats the burn address to destroy tokens Commented Apr 17, 2023 at 14:14
  • where do you see it send transactions? Commented Apr 17, 2023 at 17:37

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The 0x0 address does not have an owner. It can't be used or interacted with. You can olny send tokens there. All values lying there can't be withdrawn out there. They are lost/burned.

Greetings ~Shadow

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