You may have heard of the new LTC SegWit address format, and we have too. Due to this new update, we want to clarify what types of addresses ShapeShift can and cannot utilize.
Litecoin has recently updated the prefixes of their P2SH addresses that begin with a '3' to addresses that begin with an 'M.' This change was made to stop confusion between BTC and LTC's P2SH addresses, which used to be able to have the same '3' prefix. This does not affect all LTC addresses, as the 'L' prefix LTC legacy addresses (non-SegWit) will stay the same.
ShapeShift currently is able to send LTC to addresses which begin with an 'L' or a '3' only. We currently do not support "M" addresses.
If your wallet provider only creates the newer LTC addresses for your coins and you would like to use ShapeShift's services to receive LTC, we recommend trying a wallet from one of these integration partners we know that use ShapeShift compatible LTC addresses:
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