getnewaddress

getnewaddress ( "label" "address_type" )

Returns a new Bitcoin address for receiving payments.

If ‘label’ is specified, it is added to the address book so payments received with the address will be associated with ‘label’.

Argument #1 - label

Type: string, optional, default=””

The label name for the address to be linked to. It can also be set to the empty string “” to represent the default label. The label does not need to exist, it will be created if there is no label by the given name.

Argument #2 - address_type

Type: string, optional, default=set by -addresstype

The address type to use. Options are “legacy”, “p2sh-segwit”, and “bech32”.

Result

Name Type Description
address string The new bitcoin address

Examples

bitcoin-cli getnewaddress
curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getnewaddress", "params": [] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;' http://127.0.0.1:8332/