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What is "Cash Address" or "CashAddr"? Is that a new Bitcoin Cash address format?

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"CashAddr" is the name of the new Bitcoin Cash address format, which is heavily influenced by SegWit Bech32 format.

It looks like this:

bitcoincash:qpm2qsznhks23z7629mms6s4cwef74vcwvy22gdx6a

The format is consisting of a prefix (bitcoincash, bchtest or bchreg), a seperator (always :), and a 42 character payload.

TIP: P2PKH starts with q while P2SH starts with p

Currently it's compatible with all Bitcoin Cash wallets and services except a few.

The address format can be converted to the old format using cashaddr.bitcoincash.org if your wallet is not compatible.

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  • How is this different from ecash addresses? cashaddr.bitcoincash.org failed to parse qpvefcwykgraq5p4yh55xup0lkpqkve02g3lmsjvw6 cash address. Apr 21, 2022 at 12:48
  • @VincentAlex Look out with e-cash there supply is 21 trillion. You have been warned. Oct 30, 2022 at 16:21

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