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System contracts, system accounts, privileged accounts

At the genesis of an EOSIO based blockchain, there is only one account present, eosio account, which is the main system account. There are other system accounts, created by eosio account, which control specific actions of the system contracts mentioned in previous section. Note the terms system contract and system account. Privileged accounts are accounts which can execute a transaction while skipping the standard authorization check. To ensure that this is not a security hole, the permission authority over these accounts is granted to eosio.prods system account.

As you just learned the relation between a system account and a system contract, it is also important to remember that not all system accounts contain a system contract, but each system account has important roles in the blockchain functionality, as follows:

Account Privileged Has contract Description
eosio Yes It contains the eosio.system contract The main system account on an EOSIO based blockchain.
eosio.msig Yes It contains the eosio.msig contract Allows the signing of a multi-sig transaction proposal for later execution if all required parties sign the proposal before the expiration time.
eosio.wrap Yes It contains the eosio.wrap contract. Simplifies block producer superuser actions by making them more readable and easier to audit.
eosio.token No It contains the eosio.token contract. Defines the structures and actions allowing users to create, issue, and manage tokens on EOSIO based blockchains.
eosio.names No No The account which is holding funds from namespace auctions.
eosio.bpay No No The account that pays the block producers for producing blocks. It assigns 0.25% of the inflation based on the amount of blocks a block producer created in the last 24 hours.
eosio.prods No No The account representing the union of all current active block producers permissions.
eosio.ram No No The account that keeps track of the SYS balances based on users actions of buying or selling RAM.
eosio.ramfee No No The account that keeps track of the fees collected from users RAM trading actions: 0.5% from the value of each trade goes into this account.
eosio.saving No No The account which holds the 4% of network inflation.
eosio.stake No No The account that keeps track of all SYS tokens which have been staked for NET or CPU bandwidth.
eosio.vpay No No The account that pays the block producers accordingly with the votes won. It assigns 0.75% of inflation based on the amount of votes a block producer won in the last 24 hours.
eosio.rex No No The account that keeps track of fees and balances resulted from REX related actions execution.