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Cointelegraph has recently written about 'EOA' in relation with contracts and accounts.

As an EOA, the state simply stores the account's balance in ether and a sequence number is used to prevent transaction replay attacks. On the other hand, it stores the contract's code and its storage in a key-value database.

What is an 'EOA'?

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This is an External Owned Account, so your normal ethereum address, not a wallet contract.

In general, there are two types of accounts: externally owned accounts, controlled by private keys, and contract accounts, controlled by their contract code.

https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

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It is an Externally Owned Account controled by a public/private key pair. You'll find as well Contract accounts controlled by the inside code written in the contract.

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