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enter image description here I used local Bitcoins wallet to send bitcoin to my bitcoin wallet. But it said wrong address

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  • What wallet software or app or device did you use to generate the bc1 address? There may be a setting to have it generate a "legacy" address instead, starting with 1 or 3. May 11, 2019 at 2:31

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The address that you are using starts with bc1 and is a bech32 address. Many online wallets still do not support this form of address, which is the reason you are getting the invalid Bitcoin address error. If you want to use segwit and still be compatible with these online wallets that do not support bech32, you can use a P2SH(P2WPKH) addresses that begin with 3.

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  • Ugam Kamat ,Thanks but can you help me how to change the address? May 10, 2019 at 12:45
  • @RehemaOlonya which wallet software are you using to generate the bc1 address?
    – Ugam Kamat
    May 10, 2019 at 13:32
  • @UgamKamat is right. You need to either pass a legacy address "1..." or a segwit compatible one "3...". If your wallet has the capability to generate native segwit address "bc1..." I'm sure you could get what you want!
    – onepix
    May 10, 2019 at 13:36
  • @Ugamkamat I used my Android phone to download bitcoin wallet. When I downloaded the address came automatically May 11, 2019 at 6:44
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    @RehemaOlonya I'm still unsure how you got the bc1 address from bitcoin.com wallet. I have confirmed that they do not support native segwit addresses.
    – Ugam Kamat
    May 11, 2019 at 20:51

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