Translations: RS Address Format/8/en
Reed-Solomon error-correction codes addresses this issue by adding redundancy to addresses. Other options were explored (MD5 hashes, checksum digits, etc.) but a Reed-Solomon format was chosen because:
- the account collision rate is the same as the default address format;
- the system's basic error correction can be used to assist users in typing addresses;
- some programming languages do not have a native MD5 hashing function, and the Reed-Solomon implementation is simpler than MD5.