In addition to being able to buy crypto on Coinbase, you can also use your Coinbase wallet to receive cryptocurrency from another non-Coinbase wallet.
In fact, transferring crypto into Coinbase is as simple as providing your wallet address to someone, whether a friend or someone you’re doing business with.
Choose the platform you’re using to get started.
Find Your Wallet Address on the Coinbase Website
Here’s where to go on the Coinbase website to find the wallet address you can use to transfer coins into Coinbase:
Log in to your Coinbase account and click the “Accounts” link next to “Buy/Sell” in the main navigation.
It should look something like this:
The “Accounts” interface on the Coinbase website as of January 4, 2017. // Image via coinbase.com
- Select the coin you want to receive by choosing the appropriate wallet. We’ll be using BTC for this example, but the same instructions apply to all.
Click the “Receive” button under selected currency and you’ll see this “Warning” window appear:
The currency warning screen on the Coinbase website as of January 5, 2017. // Image via coinbase.com
Click “Show Address” to see your unique wallet address.
The wallet QR code and address screen on the Coinbase website as of January 6, 2017. (Portions redacted) // Image via coinbase.com
Copy and the wallet address and simply send it over to whoever is doing the sending. Alternatively you can capture the QR Code and display or send that as well.
Pro Tip: When using a wallet address ALWAYS check at least the first and last 4-6 characters before you commit to sending.
That’s it. Really the hardest part is remembering your password to log in. Otherwise, it’s easy to find your wallet address on the Coinbase website.
- Learn about the term “Address” and more in our cryptocurrency glossary.
Find Your Wallet Address on the Coinbase App
The Coinbase app makes it quick and painless to find your wallet addresses to use for incoming crypto transfers. Let’s take a look:
- Open the Coinbase app and log in.
Next, poke on the “Accounts” button in the navigation bar on the bottom to bring up your accounts:
The main Accounts screen on the Coinbase app as of January 6, 2017. // Image via Coinbase iOS app
Select the wallet where you’d like to receive the crypto. Here’s an example of a Bitcoin wallet:
A Bitcoin account / wallet on the Coinbase app as of January 7, 2017. (Portions redacted) // Image via Coinbase iOS app
Tap the “QR Code” icon the top right corner (it’s a four-square thing next to the paper airplane) to see the wallet’s address info:
The Bitcoin address screen on the Coinbase app as of January 6, 2017. (Portions redacted) // Image via Coinbase iOS app
Finally, choose one of three ways to share your Coinbase wallet address…
- Use a QR code to share your address
- Click “Share” to share via text, email, etc
- Click “Copy address” to save to your device’s clipboard
See, quick, and painless (unless you got stung by a bee while doing it… that hurts).
Receive on Coinbase via Email
If you are receiving crypto from another Coinbase customer, you’re in luck.
Simply give them your email address and send them to our how to transfer from Coinbase how to. Then, they can enter your email in the “recipient” field to send you coinage directly.
As with other things, Coinbase makes it easy to find your wallet address and receive cryptocurrency to save in your account.
Also, please note, while we believe Coinbase is safe, a cryptocurrency hardware wallet is arguably the safest place to store your coins. Good news is, all of the best cryptocurrency hardware wallets are affordable and easy to use.