Unspendable Scripts in ErgoScript#
In contrast to the previous examples, ErgoScript can also create programs at the opposite end of the flexibility spectrum that always evaluate to
Here's an example of such a script:
true && false // Corresponds to address m3iBKr65o53izn
The script in the example above results in an address to which funds can be sent, but not spent. These scripts are referred to as no-one-can-spend scripts due to this characteristic. It's crucial to remember not to send funds to these addresses as they cannot be retrieved.
Ergo features a concept known as 'garbage collection' or storage rent. This mechanism ensures that boxes, such as those produced by no-one-can-spend scripts, are eventually removed from the blockchain over time to maintain the efficiency of the system.