validateaddress (util command)

Bitcoin Core 24.2 RPC

validateaddress "address"

Return information about the given bitcoin address.


1. address    (string, required) The bitcoin address to validate


{                               (json object)
  "isvalid" : true|false,       (boolean) If the address is valid or not
  "address" : "str",            (string, optional) The bitcoin address validated
  "scriptPubKey" : "hex",       (string, optional) The hex-encoded scriptPubKey generated by the address
  "isscript" : true|false,      (boolean, optional) If the key is a script
  "iswitness" : true|false,     (boolean, optional) If the address is a witness address
  "witness_version" : n,        (numeric, optional) The version number of the witness program
  "witness_program" : "hex",    (string, optional) The hex value of the witness program
  "error" : "str",              (string, optional) Error message, if any
  "error_locations" : [         (json array, optional) Indices of likely error locations in address, if known (e.g. Bech32 errors)
    n,                          (numeric) index of a potential error


> bitcoin-cli validateaddress "bc1q09vm5lfy0j5reeulh4x5752q25uqqvz34hufdl"
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id": "curltest", "method": "validateaddress", "params": ["bc1q09vm5lfy0j5reeulh4x5752q25uqqvz34hufdl"]}' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'