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. Please 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. Learn how quickly on-chain sends take place.

Web

  1. From the Dashboard, select Pay from the left side of the screen. 
  2. Select Send
  3. Enter the amount of crypto you'd like to send. You can toggle between the fiat value or crypto amount you’d like to send.
  4. Enter the crypto address, phone number or email address of the person you would like to send the crypto to.
  5. Leave a note (optional).
  6. Select Continue to review and confirm the details of this send. 
  7. Select Preview
  8. Select to Send on Coinbase (off-chain) or Send on the blockchain and follow the remaining prompts.

Note: All sends to crypto addresses are irreversible.

Coinbase mobile app

  1. Tap   or Pay
  2. Tap Send.
  3. Tap your selected asset and enter the amount of crypto you'd like to send.
  4. You can toggle between the fiat value or crypto amount you’d like to send:
5. Tap Continue to review and confirm the transaction details.

6. You can tap the recipient under Contacts, or enter their email, crypto address, or snap their QR code. 

7. Leave a note (optional). Then tap Preview.

8. Follow the remaining prompts.
 
If you're trying to send more crypto than you have in your crypto wallet, you'll be prompted to top up

Important: All sends to crypto addresses are irreversible.

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 and sent on the respective currency’s network—these sends will also incur network fees.

Learn about network fees. Learn how quickly on-chain sends take place. 

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. Once selected, the QR code and address will populate.

Coinbase mobile app

  1. Tap  or Pay.
  2. In the pop-up window, select Receive.
  3. Select the asset you'd like to receive, under Currency. 
  4. Once 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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