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6 types of Bitcoin addresses (in parentheses are the data they keep): Legacy P2PKH 1... (a public key's hash) P2SH 3... (a script's hash) (defined in BIP16) SegWit (P2WPKH/P2WSH) nested in P2SH (defined in BIP141) P2SH-P2WPKH 3... (a public key's hash) P2SH-P2WSH 3... (a script's hash) (these start with three because these addresses are meant to be ...

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