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Does a wallet have to upgrade to send to a native segwit address provided by the recipient or can anyone send to them, as was the case with the P2SH-wrapped segwit addresses?

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In the compatibility section of BIP-0173, it states:

Only new software will be able to use these addresses, and only for receivers with segwit-enabled new software. In all other cases, P2SH or P2PKH addresses can be used.

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