How do I receive digital currency?

Apr 27, 2017

You can use your Coinbase wallet to receive supported digital currencies* by publicly displaying a wallet address or by providing one of your wallet addresses to someone directly. If you are receiving from another Coinbase customer, you can have them send digital currency to the email address you used when creating your account. To find a wallet address, click 'Wallet Address' near the top right corner of the account page, or by navigating here (be sure to select the correct currency account).

Alternatively, you can generate a payment request at: https://www.coinbase.com/request. Note, when you generate a payment request it will show the display name on your account. You can change this information on the following page: https://www.coinbase.com/settings.

 

iOS

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select the wallet you wish to receive funds in, located in the Navbar.
  3. Tap the paper airplane icon in the upper right hand of the screen.
  4. Enter the USD, BTC, or ETH amount you wish to request. (Tap the up/down arrows to switch between currencies)
  5. Press 'REQUEST' 
  6. Enter the email address and any notes you wish to include. 
  7. Review the details of your transaction and tap 'Request' in the upper right corner of the screen.

Or to provide a QR code/address:
  1. Tap the QR icon in the upper right. 
  2. Tap 'My address' near the top of the screen.
  3. Allow the sender to scan your QR code or click 'Copy Address' and send your address to the other party.
 

Android

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select the wallet you wish to receive funds in, located in the Navbar.
  3. Tap the '+' icon near the lower right hand of the screen. 
  4. Tap 'Request' 
  5. Enter the USD, BTC, or ETH amount you wish to request. (Tap the up/down arrows to switch between currencies)
  6. Enter the email address and any notes you wish to include. 
  7. Review the details of your transaction and tap the 'forward' arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.

Or to provide a QR code/address:
  1. Tap the QR icon in the upper right. 
  2. Tap 'My address' near the top of the screen.
  3. Allow the sender to scan your QR code or click 'Copy Address' and send your address to the other party.

* Please note that Coinbase cannot be used to receive ETH mining rewards.

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