All About Address Types

Bitcoin Address Types

Bitcoin addresses are 26-35 characters long, consist of alphabetic and numeric characters, and either begin with “1”, “3”, or “bc1”.

Currently, there are three Bitcoin address formats in use:

1. P2PKH

P2PKH address starts with the number “1”.

Example: 1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2

2. P2SH

P2SH address starts with the number “3”.

Example: 3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy

3. Bech32

Bech32 type starting with “bc1”.

Example: bc1qar0srrr7xfkvy5l643lydnw9re59gtzzwf5mdq

Litecoin Address Types

Litecoin addresses are 26-35 characters long, consist of alphabetic and numeric characters, and either begin with “L”, “M”, or “ltc1”.

More about Litecoin Address:

1. P2PKH

P2PKH address starts with the letter “L”.

Example: LLfeanwXA7LhR92Sst46uBYn94qsR2rJ2h

2. P2SH

P2SH address starts with the letter “M”.

Example: MTfA1ofu5wp6Ss9yrXZXN2ikevdHT7ktqw

3. Bech32

Bech32 type starting with “ltc1”.

Example: ltc1q3qkpj5s4ru3cx9t7dt27pdfmz5aqy3wplamkns