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

  • 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. – Nate Eldredge May 11 '19 at 2:31

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.

  • Ugam Kamat ,Thanks but can you help me how to change the address? – Rehema Olonya May 10 '19 at 12:45
  • @RehemaOlonya which wallet software are you using to generate the bc1 address? – Ugam Kamat May 10 '19 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 '19 at 13:36
  • @Ugamkamat I used my Android phone to download bitcoin wallet. When I downloaded the address came automatically – Rehema Olonya May 11 '19 at 6:44
  • @RehemaOlonya ok, but which software did you use? Mycelium? – Ugam Kamat May 11 '19 at 6:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.