How to convert between old and new Litecoin address formats

How to convert between old and new Litecoin address formats

There are 2 Litecoin address formats currently in use. These formats might look as follows:

New format

Old format

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If you cannot add funds to your Wirex account from an external wallet because the address is not accepted or marked invalid, this means that your external wallet does not support the new LTC address format yet. In Wirex, you can easily convert LTC address format when adding funds from or sending them to an external wallet.

How to convert an LTC address in the Wirex Web application

When adding funds from an external wallet:

  1. On the Dashboard, select Litecoin account>Account Details.

  2. On the top right of screen, click the New or Old toggle, depending on which address you want to use.

  3. You can change between formats anytime by clicking the toggles.

  4. To use the address in the external wallet, click Copy.

When sending funds to an external wallet:

  1. On the Dashboard, select Litecoin account>Account Details.

  2. Select Send from the actions list.

  3. In the Send funds window, enter the recipient's address (the "Send to" field). If it is in the old format, the system will prompt you to convert the address to the new format.  

How to convert an LTC address in Wirex iOS and Android application

When adding funds from external wallet:

  1. On the Dashboard, swipe to find and select your Litecoin account.

  2. Tap Copy Address. Then you will be prompted to Copy Old Address or Copy New Address. Copy the format you need.

  3. In mobile, you can also use QR codes. Tap QR Code. Then use the toggle at the top of the screen to switch between old and new QR code formats.

When sending funds to external wallet:

  1. Swipe to select your Litecoin account and then tap Send.

  2. On the Send LTC screen, enter the Litecoin address of the external wallet, add the sum you want to send, and tap Next. If the external wallet does not support the current address format, the destination address will be converted to the appropriate format.

  3. Tap Confirm to complete your transaction.

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