Convert Tron wallet address from Hex to Base58 in PHP

Jun 17, 2024

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In the world of cryptocurrency, particularly with TRON, managing wallet addresses accurately is crucial. TRON wallet addresses are often presented in HEX format, but there are scenarios where Base58 encoding is required. Base58 is a more user-friendly format, eliminating visually similar characters to reduce errors in address handling. In this guide, we'll walk PHP developers and crypto enthusiasts through the process of converting a TRON HEX wallet address to Base58, ensuring a seamless transition between formats.

Understanding HEX and Base58 Encoding

HEX Encoding:

  • HEX (Hexadecimal) is a base-16 numbering system using characters 0-9 and A-F.
  • It is widely used in computing and digital systems, including cryptocurrency addresses.

Base58 Encoding:

  • Base58 is a binary-to-text encoding scheme using 58 characters (0-9, A-Z, a-z) excluding visually similar characters (0, O, I, l).
  • It is used in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for creating user-friendly addresses.

Writing the Conversion logic

        $hex_address = '41a614f803b6fd780986a42c78ec9c7f77e6ded13c';

convert hex address to binary

        $bin_address = hex2bin($hex_address);

generate address hash

        $hash0 = hash("sha256", $bin_address);

convert the hash to binary and continue to generate a new hash from the binary result

        $hash1 = hash("sha256", hex2bin($hash0));

calculate the checksum

        $checksum = substr($hash1, 0, 8);

convert the checksum to binary and concatenate it to the binary address

        $bin_string = $bin_address.hex2bin($checksum);

Call the base58Encoder() function and pass it the binary string.

$base58address = base58Encoder($bin_string);

You have to download the base58Encoder logic from PHP Tron Address Hex To Base58 Converter

Test the conversion:

        echo $base58address; // TR7NHqjeKQxGTCi8q8ZY4pL8otSzgjLj6t

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Ensure the HEX address is valid and correctly formatted. The valid tron address hex string starts with “41


You should now be able to easily convert any TRON wallet address from HEX format to Base58 format. We hope this article was helpful and has taken you a step further in your crypto and Web3 development journey.

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