Mobile: How do I add a Bitcoin legacy address?
If you're having trouble sending Bitcoin (BTC) to your Exodus mobile wallet, you may need to enable an option to use a different address format. Bitcoin addresses come in a few different formats. Addresses starting with bc are native Segwit addresses, while addresses starting with 1 are Legacy addresses.
SegWit addresses follow a modern format that is meant to increase the Bitcoin network's capacity and bring down transaction fees.
By default, Exodus mobile starts you off with a SegWit address. However, not all wallets and crypto services support sending to SegWit addresses yet. For this reason, you may want to use a Legacy address to receive funds in your Exodus mobile wallet. Here's how to enable your Legacy Bitcoin address:
- Go to the Profile section of your wallet by tapping the icon in the lower right corner of your screen.
- Tap the Settings button.
- Then make sure that Enable Bitcoin Legacy Address is checked.
- Go back to the wallet section. Now when you choose to receive Bitcoin (BTC), you can now use a Legacy address if you like.