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@Alias System

Alias System

NEM's namespaces also act as aliases for addresses. Since every namespace is associated with a specific account, it's possible to use each namespace in place of an account address by adding @ to the front.

For example, the namespace is associated with its owner's address NAWNNR-2SEDKU-YOBSKU-Q3VLZE-7WQW3D-YJ6UTE-SXOJ.

If you want to send a transaction to this account, you can enter in the recipient's address field and the transaction will reach that address.

This is useful because it makes it easy to tell whether you are really sending funds to a legitimate address, as opposed to a 40-digit address string which could belong to anyone.