cashaddress is python library which is able to convert legacy BCH address to new format.
To install this library and its dependencies use:
pip install cashaddress
The first thing you need to do is import the library via:
from cashaddress import convert
It does not matter if you use legacy or new address as input.
Then you can convert your address via:
address = convert.to_cash_address('155fzsEBHy9Ri2bMQ8uuuR3tv1YzcDywd4')
address = convert.to_legacy_address('bitcoincash:qqkv9wr69ry2p9l53lxp635va4h86wv435995w8p2h')
You can also validate address via:
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