Every Incognito Account comes with one address and four keys.
You can find your accounts by tapping Keychain at the bottom of the Home tab.
Your keys for a specific account will display when tapping the key icon of that account.
Your Incognito Address is like a bank account number. Whenever someone needs to send you PRV or pTokens (both are already on the Incognito blockchain1) all they need is your Your Incognito Address to perform the transaction.
|Private Key||This is the most important key. The Private Key gives access to your funds. You should not share this key with anyone. Store it safely in multiple offline places. The Private Key is your only way to regain access to your funds in case of device loss/crash/damage.|
|Public Key||This key is used for authentication and can be shared with third-party services. For example, an app that supplies information on your Node status.|
|Readonly Key||This key supplies reading rights. For example, with just Your Incognito Address (by use of code) people can see transactions performed with your account, but no details are revealed. When your Readonly Key is supplied, the details become available.|
|Validator Key||This key is used by Node owners. To assign an account to a Node, the Validator key is supplied to the Node software. After that, the Node will use that account for staking and withdrawing earnings.|
Although (some) information can be revealed with the Public, Readonly and Validator key, only the Private key grants access to your funds. Again, keep the Private key of every account you use stored in a safe, offline place.
1: To receive coins from external blockchains (Shielding), coin specific addresses will be generated on demand. These are one-time use addresses, valid for 120 minutes.