Having trouble generating a payment address

I ran the command to generate a payment address as below.

cardano-cli shelley address key-gen \ --verification-key-file payment.vkey \ --signing-key-file payment.skey

and then build the payment address

cardano-cli shelley address build \ --payment-verification-key-file payment.vkey \ --out-file payment.addr \ --testnet-magic 1097911063

But when I cat the payment.addr, I see a strange output

My testnet node seems to be running fine, unless I’m missing something here:

Could someone pls help me understand whats wrong here?


What is wrong with your address here? Bech32 addresses start with “addr_”

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You’re right!

Never mind my Q…

You’re welcome :slight_smile: