I've got a very simple question, is it possible to transfer funds from Shelly to Byron or Byron to Shelley Wallets? If it's possible, do I need to consider anything else different than sending as usual between two Shelley Wallets?

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No, transactions where the destination address is a Byron era address are no longer valid. I think you can send funds in Byron era addresses to Shelley addresses.

If you still have a Byron era wallet I highly recommend that you upgrade it to Shelley sooner rather than later. At least in the Daedalus wallet, this is trivial.

Turns out that the answer I gave above is actually incorrect. The following is from my IOG colleague Sam Leathers.

Byron addresses are just as valid as Shelley in the ledger, although have a slightly larger minutxo because of their size. A number of large exchanges still only use Byron addresses. Its probably not a good idea but it is valid.


Yes, you can send funds to Byron address from Shelley address and vice-versa. You can spend ADA and native assets like that. Nothing special is required.

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