Bech32 adoption

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Bech32 is a new bitcoin address format specified by BIP 0173. This page tracks the adoption of Bech32.

Ideally wallets and services would first support sending to bech32 addresses. After almost everything can send to, then people may be willing to adopt bech32 widely for receiving.

The amount of bech32 addresses on the blockchain is tracked on this website:

 ?? Maybe / Haven't checked / placeholder
Planned The developers said they plan to
PR Merged In the case of software, code has been written and merged, and it will be in next release.
Yes Feature has been released

Software Wallets

Name Send to Create/receive Notes
Bitcoin Core Yes Yes
Bitcoin Knots Yes Yes
Electrum Yes Yes
Armory  ?? No
JoinMarket Yes No
GreenAddress Yes Planned
Breadwallet Yes No
Samourai Wallet Yes Yes
Coinomi Yes Yes reddit source Yes No
Casa Yes No
Mycelium No No
Bitcoin Wallet for Android No No

Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallet manufacturers typically publish a web wallet or browser add-on wallet for use with their hardware. Users can also sometimes connect their hardware wallet to a software wallet like Electrum.

Name Send to Create/receive Notes
Trezor web wallet PR Merged No
Ledger chrome app No No
KeepKey chrome app No No
Digital Bitbox Qt app No No
Trezor + Electrum Yes Yes
Ledger + Electrum Yes Yes
Digital Bitbox + Electrum Yes Yes
KeepKey + Electrum No No

Web Wallets

Name Send to Create/receive Notes
Coinapult  ?? No
Coin.Space  ?? No
BitGo  ?? No web wallet Yes No
HolyTransaction Yes No Yes Yes open source JavaScript implementation


Name Send to Create/receive Notes
1Fox Yes No
Anycoin Direct Yes No Yes No Yes No
Bitfinex No No
BitMEX  ?? No
Bittylicious Yes No
Bitstamp No No
Bitwage  ?? No
Bisq  ?? No Yes No
CoinFalcon Yes No
Coinfloor  ?? No Yes No
GDax Yes No
Gemini No No
Genesis  ?? No
Hodl Hodl Yes No
Itbit  ?? No
Kraken No No
Liberalcoins Yes Yes No No
Walltime Yes Yes

Bitcoin ATM Models

Hopefully when a model updates then all its ATMs everywhere will gain that feature. See

Name Send to Create/receive Notes
GenesisCoin No No
General Bytes No No
Lamassu Douro No No

Blockchain Explorers

For trying these out you can use mainnet TXIDs 4ef47f6eb681d5d9fa2f7e16336cd629303c635e8da51e425b76088be9c8744c and 514a33f1d46179b89e1fea7bbb07b682ab14083a276979f91038369d1a8d689b. And addresses bc1qar0srrr7xfkvy5l643lydnw9re59gtzzwf5mdq and bc1qc7slrfxkknqcq2jevvvkdgvrt8080852dfjewde450xdlk4ugp7szw5tk9.

Some blockchain explorers can only parse the bech32 address and display it, they don't build an index so users cannot search for bech32 addresses.

See also:

Name Display Index Notes
Blockchair Yes Yes
Blockonomics Yes Yes
Bitflyer Yes Yes
OXT Yes Yes
chaindex Yes Yes Yes No
Insight No No Open source explorer, instances are and
Blockcypher No No
Tradeblock No No

Payment Processors

Name Invoice addresses Withdrawal addresses Notes
CoinGate No Yes

Other Services

Casinos, marketplaces, etc that let users withdraw money

Name Withdrawals Notes
1Broker Yes Yes bitcointalk source
YOLOdice Yes A popular dice site