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Sweeping BTC & BCH Paper Wallets

Step-by-step instructions for importing assets from your Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash paper wallets.

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Summary

You can "sweep" your Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash paper wallets to the Bitcoin.com Wallet app. This enables you to manage the funds held in your paper wallets via the app. To sweep your paper wallet, simply scan the paper wallet's QR code and follow the instructions.

Before sweeping your paper wallets

To ensure a seamless experience, please make sure to update to Version 8.18 or above.

How to sweep paper wallets

  1. Tap on the QR icon at the top-right corner of the app's home screen.

  2. Scan the paper wallet's QR code with your device's camera. This will display the paper wallet's balance.

  3. Slide the "Slide to claim" arrow.

  4. Wait until the transaction is confirmed on the blockchain.

If your paper wallet contains both BTC and BCH, it is recommended to first scan the BCH paper wallet and await confirmation of the transaction on the blockchain before repeating the above process to sweep the BTC wallet.

After sweeping your paper wallets

It is recommended that you backup your wallets. To do this, you can use the automated cloud backup or manually back up each wallet by recording its 12-word recovery phrase.

For detailed instructions on backing up your wallets, please see this guide.

If you need assistance, please contact us at support@bitcoin.com, or click on the green chat icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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