Coinbase Wallet

How do I send and receive crypto?

All Coinbase Wallet transactions are processed on the blockchain which means senders will be charged a miner fee.

Sending and receiving unsupported assets through Wallet can cause you to lose them. Find out which assets are supported.

Be sure you're using your unique QR code for the correct coin to avoid any issues receiving your funds. 

Receiving crypto

You can generate a unique address (QR code) from your Wallet to ensure the correct address. To receive supported crypto or digital assets:

  1. Open the Coinbase Wallet app.

  2. Tap Receive.

  3. To share an address, select the network for the asset you wish to receive. You can choose to share your unique QR code or address with the sender.

  4.  If you claimed a web3 username through Coinbase, this username can be used to receive funds on any of Coinbase Wallet’s supported networks. Simply switch to the Username tab to view and share your username with the sender.

To transfer assets from your existing balance on Coinbase, see instructions here.

Sending crypto

Send supported crypto right from Coinbase Wallet to another wallet. Learn how to transfer funds between your account and your Wallet.

To safeguard against sending funds to an incorrect address, we suggest asking the receiver for their unique QR code or web3 username. Note that you can send supported assets using a cryptocurrency address, Coinbase Wallet username, or ENS (Ethereum Name Service for ETH/ERC-20).

  1. Open the Wallet app Coinbase Wallet app.

  2. Tap Send.

  3. Select the asset and amount you'd like to send

  4. Tap Next.

  5. Enter the exact address, ENS or username of the recipient  you would like to send the funds to. If you’re using the Coinbase Wallet mobile app, you can also tap the to scan the recipient's unique QR code.

  6. Review and confirm the transaction.

  1. Select the asset from the Wallet extension. 

  2. Enter the amount you'd like to send.

  3. Enter the recipient's information.

  4. Click Send

If you use a Ledger wallet on the Coinbase Wallet extension, you’ll need to sign/approve the transaction on your Ledger device. Make sure “blind signing" is enabled on the device—blind signing is required to sign/approve transactions. If you have issues completing transactions on your Ledger, see our troubleshooting and tips to fix the issue.

Sending and receiving crypto via a link

This feature within Coinbase Wallet allows you to send crypto to a recipient by sharing a link with them — rather than using a crypto address. 

The following cryptocurrencies are currently supported for sending crypto via a link:

  • Native USDC on Base

  • ETH on Base

  • Native USDC on Polygon

  • Bridged USDC on Polygon


There are currently no fees for sending crypto through this feature.

Please note there is a $500 maximum send limit for this feature. You won't be able to generate a link if the amount is over the $500 limit. You can send as much as you would like to an existing wallet address using our standard send flow.

To send crypto via a link:

  1. Download the Coinbase Wallet mobile app if you don’t have it already.

  2. Select Send on the home screen.

  3. Select the amount and cryptocurrency you would like to send (limited to the list above).

  4. Click on the Send via link banner and confirm all the details are correct, then click Create. The funds will be immediately removed from your wallet.

  5. Once the link has generated and appears on the next screen, copy the link and share it with the intended recipient. You can also use the Share button to automatically open your preferred app to share the ink. The recipient will be able to access the funds without the need to add “gas” (such as ETH or MATIC) to their wallet.


Anyone that has access to the link can access the funds that you are sending. Please share it only with the intended recipient.

To locate a generated link:

  1. Open the Coinbase Wallet mobile app.

  2. Select the Transactions tab.

  3. Locate and select the relevant transaction.

  4. Select See claim link.

Unclaimed funds and canceling the transaction

If the funds remain unclaimed for two weeks, we automatically send the cryptocurrency back to your wallet. 

If the funds have not been claimed, and you’d like to cancel the transaction, follow the steps to locate a generated link (if you don’t have it), select the link, then select Claim now. The funds will be added back to your wallet.

This feature is free and you will not pay any fees to claim the funds that have been sent to you. 

Please check the link for authenticity. Legitimate CB Wallet claim links will start with the following: or

To claim your funds:

  1. Click on the link.

    1. If you have a Coinbase Wallet, you'll be able to proceed in app.

    2. If you don’t have a Coinbase Wallet, you’ll be taken to the iOS or Android store to download the Coinbase Wallet app. Once you open the app, you can select Create new wallet, or I already have a wallet if you want to import your recovery phrase from another wallet provider.

  2. A tray will pop-up to show the amount that has been sent to you. Select Claim now to claim the funds.

Network fees

Network fees, also known as miner fees, are paid to the miner for processing crypto transactions and securing the respective network—these fees do not go to Coinbase. For example, if you’re sending an ERC-20 token, you'll need enough ETH in your wallet to pay a miner’s fee so that your transaction is processed and confirmed on the Ethereum blockchain. 

What's a “miner”?

A miner is an individual or entity that manages a node (or group of nodes) which are responsible for adding new transactions to blocks and verifying blocks created by other miners.