All About Address Types

Bitcoin and Litecoin 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 (address starts with the number “1”)

Example: 1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2

2. P2SH (address starts with the number “3”)

Example: 3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy

3. Bech32 (address starts with “bc1”)

Example: bc1qar0srrr7xfkvy5l643lydnw9re59gtzzwf5mdq

More about Bitcoin Address:

There are currently three address formats in use:

P2PKH which begin with the number 1, eg: 1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2.

P2SH type starting with the number 3, eg: 3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy.

Bech32 type starting with bc1, eg: bc1qar0srrr7xfkvy5l643lydnw9re59gtzzwf5mdq.

More about Litecoin Address:

P2PKH which begin with the number L, eg: LLfeanwXA7LhR92Sst46uBYn94qsR2rJ2h.
P2SH type starting with the number M, eg: MTfA1ofu5wp6Ss9yrXZXN2ikevdHT7ktqw.
Bech32 type starting with ltc1, eg: ltc1q3qkpj5s4ru3cx9t7dt27pdfmz5aqy3wplamkns.