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Why contract addresses are larger than account addresses?

For example:

  • '0xb794F5eA0ba39494cE839613fffBA74279579268' - This is an account address
  • '0x756d5ef58a6617002255726a99b3b72f4c30ea25fc2be2de0c6bede5a71e4e54' - This i s a contract address

Why is this?

Also, when I need to call MyContract.at(myAddress)with web3.js I need to shorten the contract address (instead it gives you an invalid address error). Any idea on how to do it?

  • A simple logic would be ease of identification, lets wait for any technical explanations. – niksmac Jul 11 '16 at 15:50
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Sorry, my fault.

The code I posted in the contract address is the tx hash where the contract was created.

I left the answer for anyone with the same confusion for the future

  • please add some more code details, that will better explain the issue – Paul S Jul 11 '16 at 17:33

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