Active Keys

Active keys are used to make transfers and place orders on the internal market of the Steem blockchain. Everytime a user does a transfer, he/she is signing each transaction with their active private key. Then, the system validates the transactions by using the active public key. Authenticated transactions are added to the blockchain, while non-authenticated ones are rejected.

Active Keys - Finding and Changing Them

A user can find their public active key by going to under the "Authority" widget. Alternatively, he/she can find their private and public active keys by going to Finally, a user can change them by changing the password of their owner's key

Last Updated: 10/15/2018, 9:05:34 PM