How do I send and receive crypto through Wallet?

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 funds

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  Coinbase Wallet app on your mobile device
  2. Tap Receive
  3. Tap Share address to share unique QR code with the sender
  4. You can also select Username to share your username instead

Sending crypto funds

You can send supported crypto funds right from your Wallet to another Coinbase Wallet user. 

You can also purchase crypto through your Wallet to send to another Coinbase Wallet user (available on a computer and iOS only).

To safegaurd against sending funds to an incorrect address, we suggest asking the Receiver for their unique QR code. 

To send crypto from your Wallet

  1. Open Coinbase Wallet app on your mobile device
  2. Tap Send
  3. Enter the amount you'd like to send
  4. Select which coin you'd like to use
  5. Tap Next
  6. Tap the  QR code or enter the exact recipient address

Note: Coinbase does not process Wallet transactions over email. You can send supported crypto and tokens using a cryptocurrency address, Coinbase Wallet username, or ENS (Ethereum Name Service for ETH/ERC-20).

If you’re sending an ERC-20 token (eg. USDC, DAI, BAT, MKR etc.)

You will need ETH in your Coinbase Wallet account in order to pay a miner’s fee when sending this cryptocurrency. This is because ERC-20 tokens are issued on the Ethereum blockchain and transactions on the Ethereum network, such as sending ERC-20 tokens, require Ether.

Learn how to transfer funds between your Coinbase.com account into your Wallet.

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