A web based interface to the Bitcoin API JSON-RPC

Command: validateaddress

The validateaddress RPC accepts a block, verifies it is a valid addition to the block chain, and broadcasts it to the network. Extra parameters are ignored by Bitcoin Core but may be used by mining pools or other programs.

Parameter #1—a P2PKH or P2SH address
Result—information about the address

A single public bitcoin address (base58) to be validated.
validateaddress "address"

Return information about the given bitcoin address.

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

  "isvalid" : true|false,       (boolean) If the address is valid or not. If not, this is the only property returned.
  "address" : "address", (string) The bitcoin address validated
  "scriptPubKey" : "hex",       (string) The hex encoded scriptPubKey generated by the address
  "ismine" : true|false,        (boolean) If the address is yours or not
  "iswatchonly" : true|false,   (boolean) If the address is watchonly
  "isscript" : true|false,      (boolean) If the key is a script
  "script" : "type"             (string, optional) The output script type. Possible types: nonstandard, pubkey, pubkeyhash, scripthash, multisig, nulldata, witness_v0_keyhash, witness_v0_scripthash
  "hex" : "hex",                (string, optional) The redeemscript for the p2sh address
  "addresses"                   (string, optional) Array of addresses associated with the known redeemscript
  "sigsrequired" : xxxxx        (numeric, optional) Number of signatures required to spend multisig output
  "pubkey" : "publickeyhex",    (string) The hex value of the raw public key
  "iscompressed" : true|false,  (boolean) If the address is compressed
  "account" : "account"         (string) DEPRECATED. The account associated with the address, "" is the default account
  "timestamp" : timestamp,        (number, optional) The creation time of the key if available in seconds since epoch (Jan 1 1970 GMT)
  "hdkeypath" : "keypath"       (string, optional) The HD keypath if the key is HD and available
  "hdmasterkeyid" : "<hash160>" (string, optional) The Hash160 of the HD master pubkey

> bitcoin-cli validateaddress "1PSSGeFHDnKNxiEyFrD1wcEaHr9hrQDDWc"
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "validateaddress", "params": ["1PSSGeFHDnKNxiEyFrD1wcEaHr9hrQDDWc"] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'