Legacy Segwit Accounts?

Its been a few months since I have plugged in my trezor wallet and added some coinage, and I notice on the left side of my screen that I have under My Accounts, a slice of btc under ‘Legacy Segwit Accounts’.

I dont remember what this is, nor do I know how to access it. When I click on it, it says "Account does not exist’’ - yet I see a balance in it.

Can someone refresh my memory on what this is and how I can possibly access it?

Thanks a bunch!

Legacy segwit is a hybrid version of Segwit. It was created to make the script readable as both a ‘pay to script hash’ (P2SH) as well as a ‘pay to witness key hash’ (P2WPKH), now known as a Legacy SegWit (P2SH-P2WPKH) address encoded in base 58.

Addresses of this account type start with the number 3

You can add this type of account (as well as all three other types of BTC accounts) by navigating to the plus symbol on the account panel in Trezor Suite, then selecting the desired account type in the pop-up window (see pictures below):


Learn more about different types of BTC accounts and addresses in following article:

@MichalZ thanks for your notes.

If I want to transfer my BTC off an exchange, can I send it to this BTC address in my Trezor? It is a Legacy SegWit P2SH XPUB. I don’t want to send it to a blackhole address that I can never get it back from. Help!

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Based on the article you linked above, it seems that even if I sent it to the wrong type of address, I can create any of the four types of BTC accounts linked to that same BTC address using my seed phrase? And then I can access/send/receive any potential lost BTC?

How do I make sure that my wallet can receive BTC from the exchange? It’s a legacy segwit. Or, should I be using a new format and not the legacy segwit?

there is no wrong type of address, they are all compatible. You can receive BTC to any type of address. Some exchanges/wallets do not support sending to newer types like taproot, but you have to check with the exchange.

Legacy segwit is supported by basically everyone so there won’t be a problem.