Bitcoin address example

Nikita Verkhovin

Bitcoin has four main address types, from old to the most modern:

  • Legacy, pay-to-pubkey-hash (P2PKH).
  • Script, pay-to-script-hash (P2SH).
  • Bech32, pay-to-witness-public-key-hash (P2WPKH).
  • Taproot, pay-to-taproot (P2TR).

Bitcoin address examples:

Type Example
Legacy (P2PKH) 1Dkfz1uJ45zRXey2iZmvCZPfLDTPPw6KQt
Script (P2SH) 3F2AYEoCbknZfHGhPYKPkgT9CksGdapBMP
Bech32 (P2WPKH) bc1qel8snx0mmh8kz8juqd04st2vy49tuj8cch558c
Taproot (P2TR) bc1pgqnxzknhzyypgslhcevt96cnry4jkarv5gqp560a95uv6mzf4x7s0r67mm

Receiving transactions is possible using any address. Using the most modern address type, however, will result in a slightly lower network fee.