I found out that the genesis balances of each account are present in https://tezos.foundation/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/5223213-genesis.txt .

Couple of Questions:

1) I see Bootstrap Contracts have a respective delegate address mentioned there along with the initial contract balance. What's the respective Contract address?

2) Why do all the tz3 addresses in Bootstrap accounts start only with 0.000001 XTZ balance?

3) What's the difference between Bootstrap accounts and addresses under Commitments?

4) How do I convert a commitment address into a regular tz address? (Eg: btz1LKddKfC9cEitY8Q5bMnGS9yj9uPWnmX68 shows up as tz1b9goTMbVfCuVGfuA8UiaSxtrY3of4CZM9 in https://tzstats.com/

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1) Here they are

$ ./tezos-client rpc get /chains/main/blocks/1/context/contracts | grep KT1


2) addresses need a minimum balance to exist, 1 mutez is the minimum possible balance

3) different allocation pools, early backers are explicitly encoded, contributors to the fundraiser represented as commitments

4) it's the other way around, when a blake2b hash of the tz1 address, keyed with an activation code, is taken, it should match the commitment address. Activation codes are included in blocks as an operation.

  • Thanks Arthur! Much appreciated.
    – ralex
    Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 17:57

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