To receive bitcoin cash, simply provide the sender with your bitcoin cash address. If the sender is using the Bitcoin.com Wallet, they’ll also have the option to send a ‘Shareable Link’ via any messaging app, email, SMS etc. In that case, to claim the bitcoin cash, you’ll just click on the link and follow the instructions.
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How do I know what my Bitcoin Cash address is?
You can find out your Bitcoin Cash address by opening your Bitcoin Cash wallet.
Every digital wallet is a little different, but your Bitcoin Cash address will always be displayed somewhere within the wallet.
Here’s an example of a Bitcoin Cash address:
An address can also be displayed as a QR code. For example:
How can I let people know what my Bitcoin Cash address is?
Your digital wallet will allow you to copy your Bitcoin Cash address to your clipboard. Then, you just need to provide the sender with that address via email, messaging app, SMS, etc.
Most wallets also provide you with a QR-code version of your Bitcoin Cash address. If you’re in the same room as the sender, they can scan your QR code to get your address.
Can I receive bitcoin cash to a centralized cryptocurrency exchange?
Yes. You just need to provide the sender with your custom Bitcoin Cash address for the exchange you’re using. This is a matter of navigating through the exchange’s website, copying your Bitcoin Cash address to your clipboard, then providing it to the sender by, for example, pasting it into an email and sending the message.
Note that receiving bitcoin cash to your cryptocurrency exchange wallet usually takes quite a bit longer than receiving your bitcoin cash to a ‘non-custodial’ wallet you control. This is because centralized exchanges don’t allow you to directly interact with the Bitcoin Cash network.
Is it safe to give out my Bitcoin Cash address?
You can safely give out your Bitcoin Cash address to friends, family, and acquaintances. No one can steal your bitcoin cash unless they have both your address and the private key to it. However, you should know that, since the Bitcoin Cash network is publicly viewable, anyone who knows your Bitcoin Cash address can easily find out exactly how much bitcoin cash you have at that address by simply pasting the address into a Bitcoin Cash block explorer like this one. They can also see every transaction you’ve ever made using that address. If you don’t want people to see this information, you’ll need to use a fresh Bitcoin Cash address. Luckily, that’s easy to do! The Bitcoin.com Wallet, for example, allows you to create an unlimited number of new Bitcoin Cash addresses with the touch a button.