My Bitcoin Cash address is showing up as invalid on other platforms or wallets

To find your Bitcoin Cash receiving address, to which you can receive BCH, click Request within your Blockchain wallet and select Bitcoin Cash in the Currency dropdown menu.

If you are inputting your Blockchain wallet-generated Bitcoin Cash address into another platform or exchange and it is coming up as invalid, this may be due to format incompatibility. Earlier this year, we switched the wallet’s Bitcoin Cash addresses to the newer format called CashAddr. Read more about this here.

If you are running into this issue, a simple solution is to use another Bitcoin Cash block explorer, such as, to find the legacy format of your BCH address and send funds to it. You will still receive them to your Blockchain wallet, but when the transaction shows up in your transaction history, you will see only the CashAddr format of the addresses involved, not the legacy addresses. They are one and the same for all practical purposes, but for the sake of consistency the Blockchain wallet will display only one format. Either format can be used for receiving funds, however.

If you’re having trouble finding the legacy format of your Bitcoin Cash receiving address, reach out to us here for help.

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