Why do I receive "Unknown bitcoin address" error message?

While sending bitcoins from Paxful wallet to an external wallet, you may receive a message: “Unknown bitcoin address”. This may happen due any to the following reasons:

  • You have entered an incorrect wallet address.
  • You have entered a non-existing wallet address.
  • You have entered an address that is not a Bitcoin network address.
  • You have entered a bech32 type wallet address.

Note: Bech32 type also known as "bc1 addresses" are wallet addresses that start with bc1. Example: bc1qar0srrr7xfkvy5l643lydnw9re59gtzzwf5mdq.

To resolve this error, do the following: 

  • Verify the wallet address you enter. 
  • Ensure you have entered a valid Bitcoin address.
  • Ensure the wallet address you entered is not a Bech32 address. 

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