How to send and receive cryptocurrency

You can use your Coinbase wallets to send and receive supported cryptocurrencies. Sends and receives are available on both mobile and web. Note that Coinbase cannot be used to receive ETH or ETC mining rewards.

Send

If you’re sending to a crypto address that belongs to another Coinbase user who has opted into Instant sends, you can use off-chain sends. Off-chain sends are instant and incur no transaction fees. On-chain sends will incur network fees

Web

  1. From your Dashboard, click Send / Receive or Pay from the left side of the screen. 

  2. On the Send tab, enter the amount of crypto you'd like to send. (You can toggle between the cash value or crypto amount.) 

  3. Enter the crypto address, phone number, or email address of the person you would like to send the crypto to.

  4. Click Pay with and choose the asset to send the funds from.

  5. Click Continue to review the details, then click Send now.

Note: All sends to crypto addresses are irreversible.

Coinbase mobile app

1. Tap  > Send.

2. Choose the asset and enter the amount you'd like to send. You can toggle between the cash value or crypto amount you’d like to send.

3. Tap Continue to review and confirm the transaction details.

4. Enter the recipient's information. (You can enter their email, phone number, or crypto address. You can also scan their QR code or pick a friend from your contact list. )

5. Tap Preview send to review the details.

6. Tap Send now to complete this action.

If you're trying to send more crypto than you have in your crypto wallet, you'll be prompted to top up

Note: If the crypto address belongs to a Coinbase customer and the Receiver has NOT opted into Instant sends in their privacy settings, these sends will be made on-chain and incur network fees. If you’re sending to a crypto address not associated with a Coinbase customer at all, these sends will be made on-chain, will be sent on the respective currency’s network, and will incur network fees. Learn more 

Important: All sends to crypto addresses are irreversible.

Receive

You can share your unique cryptocurrency address to receive funds through your web browser or mobile device after signing in. By opting into Instant sends in your privacy settings, you can control whether or not you want your crypto address to be verifiable as a Coinbase user. If you opt in, then other users can send you money instantly and for free. If you opt out, then any sends to your crypto address will remain on-chain.

Web

  1. From the Dashboard, select Pay from the left side of the screen. 

  2. Select Receive.

  3. Select Asset and choose the asset you'd like to receive. 

  4. Once the asset is selected, the QR code and address will populate.

Coinbase mobile app

  1. Tap  >  Receive. 

  2. Select the asset you'd like to receive. 

  3. Once the asset is selected, the QR code and address will populate. 

Note: To receive cryptocurrency, you can share your address, select Copy Address, or allow the sender to scan your QR code.

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