getnewaddress "" bech32 generates a P2WPKH address (e.g. tb1qw508d6qejxtdg4y5r3zarvary0c5xw7kxpjzsx).

How can I generate a P2WSH address (e.g. tb1qrp33g0q5c5txsp9arysrx4k6zdkfs4nce4xj0gdcccefvpysxf3q0sl5k7)?

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To generate a P2WSH address, you need to have some script. The easiest one you can use is a multisig script. You can do this with the command addmultisigaddress. If you do something like

addmultisigaddress 1 '["37Ju7oTbPfe5qNAHYiAKfdTtVvCSP3TTdL"]' "" "bech32"

you should get a P2WSH address.

  • Works great! I just used getnewaddress "" "bech32" to get the address to use with addmultisigaddress 1 '["<address>"]' "" "bech32"
    – toddmo
    Apr 22, 2018 at 23:12
  • This question can really use an updated answer for descriptor wallets (where you can actually construct meaningful multisig P2WSH wallets). Nov 2, 2021 at 21:54

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