An account is a key pair (private and public key) associated with a mutable state stored on the Sirius Chain. In other words, you have a deposit box, which only you can modify with your private key.
Think of an account as container for assets. It can be used to hold XPX or other mosaics, whether they are tokens or specialized assets.
Moreover, Sirius Chain accounts can also represent non-fungible assets that must be unique and updatable: a package to be shipped, a house deed or a document to be notarized.
Accounts have the following properties:
A private key is a key to an account. Anyone with access to the private key, ultimately has control over the account.
The private key must be kept secret at all costs. Make sure your private key is backed up safely somewhere offline.
The public key can be used to verify signatures of the account. The public key is stored in the blockchain with the first issued transaction. An account which has not issued any transaction has its public key field empty.
Each account has a unique address. You will normally share the derived address instead, as it is shorter and gathers more information.
The amount of different mosaics the account owns.
Accounts become truly smart when configured with special rules – directly on the Sirius Chain – that define how they relate and control each other, as well as how their contents can be updated and transferred.
One crucial type of rule is multisig control that allows ownership of account based assets to be shared in a variety of ways between multiple parties.
Accounts may configure a set of smart rules to block announcing or receiving transactions given a series of filters.
Create a new account and open it.
Get the public key and balance of an account.
Check the amount of XPX you have sent to any account.
Get the list of transactions where an account is involved.