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I am using bitcoind. It generates the BTC addresses(not segregated). How to get segwit addresses? Do I have to change the settings in bitcoin.conf file?

bitcoin-cli getnewaddress -- generates address that starts with '1'

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Make sure you are using Bitcoin-core v0.16 bitcoin-cli getnetworkinfo then in your bitcoin.conf add

addresstype=bech32

As @Meshcolider comment if you want to get p2sh address you should set:

addresstype=p2sh-segwit

But I would use bech32 since bech32 produces smaller transactions than P2SH segwit transactions.


For Bitcoin-core version 0.15 send

bitcoin-cli addwitnessaddress 1BRo7qrYHMPrzdBDzfjmzteBdYAyTMXW75

to get p2sh address.

  • After adding, when I use "getnewaddress" , will it give me a segwit address directly? – merklexy Mar 9 '18 at 11:55
  • Yeah, nothing more required. You are most welcome! – Adam Mar 10 '18 at 13:28

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