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Introduction

What is Bitcoin?#

Bitcoin was the first decentralized digital currency based on blockchain technology. It was created in 2008 by a mysterious and anonymous developer known as Satoshi Nakamoto, who released the white paper in a cryptography mailing list and later open-sourced the software that implements the protocol.

Supported Bitcoin Address Types#

SegWit address format#

The Segwit address format is an improvement for the scalability of the legacy address format. SegWit comes with cheaper fees. SegWit addresses start with "bc1q", for example bc1q60vkdsn37kk9xgm5vw0jasrxw8lsrx68rqwr2g.

How to setup SegWit in AirGap

Legacy address format#

The original Bitcoin format. This format has higher transaction fees than other formats. Legacy addresses start with "1", for example 13jw7krcy7rzvfeNmQaEyMCueSKnqZm1Z7.

Taproot - [Coming soon]#

This format comes with the latest bitcoin update, it is a soft fork that improves Bitcoin’s scripts to increase privacy, efficiency, and the network’s ability to process smart contracts. Taproot addresses start with "bc1p", for example bc1p60vkdsn37kk9xgm5vw0jasrxw8lsrx68rqwr2g.

FAQ#

Which other wallets is AirGap bitcoin wallet compatible with?

Can I import the BTC account created in the AirGap Vault into other wallets using the private key?

Does AirGap allow freezing of UTXOs?