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Where can I find my Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address
Where can I find my Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address

Step-by-step instructions for finding and sharing your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) addresses in the Wallet app

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Written by Graham
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Find your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) addresses by tapping "Receive" and selecting Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

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Use the Wallet app to securely send, receive, buy, sell, and manage your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and other cryptocurrencies.

How to find your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address

You can find your Bitcoin address by tapping Bitcoin Cash (BCH) from the app's home screen, then hitting the "Receive" button on the toolbar of your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) asset view screen. If you have multiple Bitcoin Cash wallets, select the wallet you want from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the asset view screen. Your address will display in QR form and in alphanumeric form, which you can copy to your clipboard.

Alternatively, you can find the addresses for your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) or other cryptocurrency wallets by tapping on the "Receive" button in the toolbar on the app's home screen, then selecting the cryptocurrency you'd like to display your address(es) for.

How to share your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address

You can share your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address by copying it to your clipboard and sending it to the recipient by messaging app, email, etc. You can also share it by asking the recipient to scan the QR code of your address or sending a screenshot of the QR code of your address.

Here's a video demonstrating the process in the Wallet app:

Please note that, to protect your privacy, the Wallet app will automatically generate a new Bitcoin Cash address every time you receive a payment. However, all previously used addresses that have been generated by your Wallet app can continue to receive payments.

What's the difference between a Legacy Bitcoin Cash address and a "Cash address" (CashAddr)?

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has two types of addresses: Legacy addresses and CashAddr (Cash Address) format. They represent the same set of Bitcoin Cash addresses but encode them differently.

  1. Legacy Bitcoin Cash (BCH) addresses: These are in the same format as Bitcoin (BTC) addresses. For instance, they can start with "1" or "3". This has been a source of confusion as users sometimes accidentally send BCH to BTC addresses or vice versa, leading to potential loss of funds if the address is not controlled by the user on the other network.

  2. CashAddr (Cash Address) format: To eliminate the confusion and potential loss of funds, Bitcoin Cash introduced a new format of addresses known as Cash Address (or CashAddr) in January 2018. These addresses always start with "q" or "p". They are longer and have built-in error detection, which reduces the risk of mistakes.

Despite the different representations, both formats are compatible and can be used to receive or send BCH. The network translates between the two. Most Bitcoin Cash wallets and services now use the CashAddr format by default, although many can still accept or display the Legacy format.

For example, a legacy address such as 1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2 would translate to a CashAddr format like bitcoincash:qpm2qsznhks23z7629mms6s4cwef74vcwvy22gdx6a.

When you display your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address in the Wallet app, you toggle between displaying the CashAddr format, which is the default, and the legacy address. To toggle between the two formats, top the hamburger menu on the bottom right of your Bitcoin Cash address display screen, then select legacy address / cash address.

Looking for more information about Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies? Check out our Learning Center.

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