I can get public key from wallet adapter, so how to convert it to address in Solana ?

  • I'm confused. The public key is the address. Do you mean base 58 representation of the public key?
    – sohrab
    Commented Oct 10, 2022 at 21:35
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    Yeah, Public Key it self is the address. If you want base58 representation use .toString() method. Commented Oct 11, 2022 at 11:15

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The terms ‘public key’ and ‘address’ are interchangeable. The public key of a wallet is the wallet’s address.

At a fundamental level, the address is a 256-bit number. In practice you see addresses encoded in various formats, like base58 or base64.

Given a PublicKey object from @solana/wallet-adapter you can obtain its base58 representation like this:

const base58Pubkey = publicKey.toBase58();

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