What is off-chain sending and receiving?

Off-chain sends are only available through a computer and iOS at this time.

Sender

If you’re sending to a crypto address that belongs to another Coinbase user who has opted into Instant sends in their privacy settings, you can send your funds instantly to them with no transaction fees. This transaction will not be sent on chain, and is similar to sending to an email address.

Learn more about sending and receiving crypto.

Send off-chain funds 

Mobile

  1. Tap   at the bottom
  2. Tap Send
  3. Tap your selected asset and enter the amount of crypto you'd like to send
  4. Enter the Receiver's crypto address or scan their crypto QR code to see if the address belongs to a Coinbase user

Computer

  1. Sign into Coinbase.com
  2. Click Send at the top right
  3. Click your selected asset and enter the amount of crypto you'd like to send
  4. Enter the Receiver's crypto address or scan their crypto QR code to see if the address belongs to a Coinbase user

Remember: Only if the address belongs to a Coinbase user, and the Receiver has opted into Instant sends in their privacy settings, can you choose to send the payment off-chain.

Receiver

If you'd like to opt in to receive crypto funds instantly, you will need to accept Instant sends in your privacy settings.

Accept off-chain funds

  1. Signin to Coinbase.com on a computer (this may not work on mobile)
  2. Go to your privacy settings
  3. Toggle the switch the right to accept Instant sends

 

 

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