Signing a message from a segwit address

Juelz

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I am trying to sign a message with a segwit address but when i do it says it is for a legacy address (beginning with 1) Is this normal? i'm using Samouri wallet.
 

Theodore

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I am trying to sign a message with a segwit address but when i do it says it is for a legacy address (beginning with 1) Is this normal? i'm using Samouri wallet.
Yes, there is no standard for signing messages with SegWit addresses at the moment. Trezor and Electrum allow their users to sign messages using SegWit addresses, but such messages can be verified only by their software.
 

Juelz

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Yes, there is no standard for signing messages with SegWit addresses at the moment. Trezor and Electrum allow their users to sign messages using SegWit addresses, but such messages can be verified only by their software.
So is the Segwit address being converted in some way to a Legacy address?

Thanks
 

Nolan

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You can sign messages using segwit addresses.
But as BitCryptex mentioned, there is no defined standard yet. There is no consens yet on how exactly to sign/verify them.

This means messages signed with software X most probably can only be verified using software X.
 
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