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There are two formats for your Nostr keys “n” format and “hex” format. Hex keys look identical whereas the new “n” format has a descriptor so it is easy to know what key is what. Let’s look at this example keypair below:
James, our example user, his private key has two formats for the same key, while they look different they are indeed the same:
James’s public key also has both formats, it looks like:
As you can see, it could be easy to confuse the private and public key in the HEX format. The HEX and N keys are identical, they are the same just a different format. In some applications (like a verified username) it requires the HEX key to function. If you do not have your HEX key here is a tool that will convert it for you: NostrTool (they do have a disclaimer about using your real key, if you are paranoid then look for other options to convert).