How do I convert BCH Cash Address (q Address) to Legacy Address?

This article describes how to convert between two Bitcoin Cash address formats: Cash address, also known as q address, and Legacy address (begins with 1).

Exodus supports Cash addresses. If another service does not accept your Exodus Cash address, you can convert it to a Legacy address. Your BCH will arrive at your Cash address even if sent to the converted Legacy format. 

The change in address format was done by the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development team to prevent users from sending Bitcoin (BTC) funds to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallets and vice versa since both the coins had the same address format until the recent change by Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The best part of this change is that these new Cash addresses or q Addresses are backwards compatible - meaning, any wallet which currently does not support the new address format can still send funds to the new address format wallets by obtaining the Legacy address from the cash address using a simple address converter tool.

For example, this Cash Address or q Address


Will change to this legacy address format:


Visit address converter, enter the Cash Address or q address in the search bar and hit "Address Converter". The explorer will show you both the Legacy and CashAddr formats.

We highly recommend double-checking the address you have just converted on another block explorer to be 100% sure that the explorer you used has not been compromised. Below are some more explorers and tools which let you convert the new address format to old address format for Bitcoin Cash:

If you want to be extra careful, you can test the address by sending a very small amount at first, to ensure you are able to receive funds on the other end.

Download the Exodus Bitcoin Cash wallet to experience BCH for yourself.

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