What is a change address?

Simple answer: Change addresses only apply to native mode. It is an address that receives the left over amount of a specific unspent input. This amount is sent to a new address generated and stored in the wallet.dat.


Complex answer: An output in a transaction which returns Komodoshis to the spender, thus creating the "change" of a utxo. Similar to when you walk into a store and you buy a 10 cent gum with a dollar. You receive change.


References:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Change


Warning: Always backup your wallet.dat when you generate a new change address (see https://support.komodoplatform.com/a/solutions/articles/29000024424-how-to-secure-seed-phrase-wallet-dat-and-private-keys)




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