How to send Bitcoin from Coinbase to another Wallet 5 simple steps

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In this article, we will walk you through the steps on how to send Bitcoin from Coinbase to another BTC Wallet.

Coinbase is one of the most popular & commonly used Digital Asset Exchanges in the United States & Europe for buying & selling cryptocurrencies using fiat currency. By using this Coinbase referral link, a new user can qualify a $10 bonus on purchase of $100 of Bitcoin/cryptocurrency or more of Bitcoin/cryptocurrency. 

Coinbase Pro Exchange provides an additional layer of security. Users can buy Bitcoin with low or even zero fees. The interface of Coinbase Pro is entirely different from Coinbase. To send Bitcoin from Coinbase Pro, on the left side of the screen, hit the withdraw button, drop-down menu bar pop up with currency type, select the Bitcoin & enter the details of transactions.

Summary of the steps to send Bitcoin from Coinbase to another wallet:

  1. Register (or sign in) at Coinbase
  2. Locate the BTC wallet address you want to send to
  3. Go to Coinbase account and find your BTC wallet
  4. Send and confirm the Bitcoin transaction
  5. Verify 2F-Authentication

For detailed instructions with images to help you understand each step in detail please read on.

(Learn more about the difference between Coinbase and Coinbase Pro).

Send BTC from Coinbase

Ok, we would like to provide you with a step by step guide to sending Bitcoins from Coinbase wallet to any another BTC wallet.

It should not only create a clear understanding of how to send a BTC (and crypto) transaction from Coinbase, but also from any other crypto exchanges in the world. 

How to send Bitcoin from Coinbase step by step guide

Here below we have broken down all the steps on for sending your Bitcoins from Coinbase to pretty much every other BTC wallet address.

1 ) Sign in / Get Started via Coinbase’s website

If you don’t have an account for Coinbase click on ‘Get Started’ on their website / if you already have an account with Coinbase click on ‘Sign in’. (Follow this guide to learn more about how to first get started with Coinbase)

Coinbase website get started

2 ) Locate and copy the BTC wallet address you want to send to

You now need to find the Bitcoin wallet address that you want to send from Coinbase to.

This is a long string of numbers and letters forming your Bitcoin wallet address. They start either with a; 1; 3; or BC (learn more here).

So go to your other wallet, find the BTC address and copy it.

3 ) Go to your Coinbase Bitcoin wallet

Step 1 – Open the Accounts Link:

Click on the Accounts link, an account holder’s portfolio balance appears along with Bitcoin Wallet representing balance amount in your local currency equivalent to Bitcoin currency. Here your portfolio balance of every cryptocurrency that Coinbase has will be shown.

Coinbase click on accounts page

Portfolio Balance + Send + Receive

Xxxxxxxx (BTC)

BTC Wallet (Send + Receive)

BTC wallet Coinbase

BCH Wallet (Send + Receive)

BCH Wallet Coinbase

ETH Wallet (Send + Receive)

ETH Wallet Coinbase

Step 2 – Select BTC wallet to send Bitcoin from Coinbase:

Coinbase provides two options send & receive beneath with BTC wallet. Select the send button of the Bitcoin currency Wallet which you would like to send from.

(If you don’t have any funds in your Coinbase account the ‘Send’ button will be greyed out)

BTC wallet Coinbase

Send BTC – Dialogue Box appears:

IMPORTANT: A very important step on this guide is that you make sure to only send Bitcoin (BTC) from and to this address. Sending any other cryptocurrencies could result in lost funds.

On the send dialogue box, select the recipient’s Bitcoin Public Address external to Coinbase or Email Address, if you are sending it through email. Then select continue.

As is shown below: 

Only send BTC from/to this address pop up
How to send Bitcoin from Coinbase wallet image

4 ) Send the Bitcoin to the other wallet

Step 1 – Initiate the transaction

  1. Wallet Address vs Email Address
  2. Recipient (paste in the address you want to send to)
  3. Withdraw from (your BTC wallet at Coinbase)
  4. Amount (the amount of BTC you want to send)
  5. Note: (any messages you want to include)

Specify the amount of Bitcoin which you want to send in the Amount field. Users can specify the amount in their local currency but the funds will always be sent as a digital currency. Users may help from online currency converter to BTC.

Click on continue

After providing all details click on the Continue button –> Confirmation of BTC sent:

Confirmation of Bitcoin sent appears with the details of the transaction. This transaction details comprising of Bitcoin public address sent amount, Coinbase fee, miner fee & total amount sent.

Step 2 – Confirm BTC transaction

Transaction Details

To Enter a BTC Public Wallet Address
Amount Xxxxxxxx
Coinbase fee Xxxxxxxx
Miner fee Xxxxxxxx
Total Xxxxxxxx

5 ) Verify the 2F-Authentication code

Once we provide the transaction details, the system asks to enter 2 steps verification code confirm by Authorized App & click confirm button to confirm the details of the transaction & complete the BTC send procedure.

Please Note:

Through mobile, the process would be the same, however, if you have been provided a QR code:

  1. Tap the QR icon in the upper right
  2. Take a picture of the QR code
  3. Enter the desired amount & press continue.
  4. Finally, review the details of the transaction & tap send in the upper right corner of the screen.

Track the transaction status through site:

After completing the BTC send a transaction, it takes few minutes to complete the transaction. To see that the funds are in transit, you can go to a Bitcoin explorer site like for example.

Where you can search for the BTC transaction using the provided Bitcoin public address where he/she wants to send the Bitcoin. The status of the transaction summary will appear & the numbers of confirmation actions would have been taken by the BTC community.

BTC Transaction tracking site: block explorer - Bitcoin

Summary of the BTC transaction process:

Summary of the process of sending your Bitcoins from Coinbase to any other BTC wallets.

1 ) Sign up for a new account or sign in at Coinbase web page 

2 ) –> Locate the Bitcoin wallet address you want to send to

3 ) –> Go back to Coinbase and navigate to your Bitcoin wallet

4 ) –> Send and confirm the BTCs from Coinbase to the other wallet

5 ) –> Verify the 2F-Authentication and transaction

Done and follow your transaction in transit via a Bitcoin block explorer, for example,

Coinbase photo

Points to remember:

  1. BTC transaction takes 10 minutes to complete. This is also a feature of the BTC transaction because if you didn’t send a transaction, you have time to stop the transaction as you receive an email from the Coinbase. Contrary to this, taking much time to complete the transaction is a barrier to complete instant transactions.
  2. Make sure to select the recipient’s Bitcoin wallet address, if a user sends Bitcoin from Coinbase BTC Wallet to another Wallet other than BTC wallet, the user would never be able to get back his/her Bitcoin.


We hope that this guide gave you the answers needed on how to easily send Bitcoin from Coinbase to any other cryptocurrency wallet. The steps you take here at Coinbase are fairly similar to how you send Bitcoin at other pretty much any other websites (or crypto exchange) and to other BTC wallets.

You need a wallet to send BTC from, and a wallet address to send your BTCs to. It isn’t more complicated than that.

How to get started on Coinbase

If you haven’t registered an account with Coinbase yet, then we have created a guide that covers this. We have summarised the key steps here below. But use this link for the full guide on starting with Coinbase.

Coinbase has a lot of excellent features but what they pride themselves with is their user-friendliness and easy to use website and app, so getting started using Coinbase should be straightforward, but we have made it even easier with a step by step guide.

So if Coinbase seems interesting and you wonder how to get started using the exchange, we’ve put together an easy to follow guide here in our Coinbase review.

Coinbase get started
  1. Go to Coinbase’s website
  2. Click on get started
  3. Select if you are opening an account as an individual or business (for business use guide further below) select individual
  4. Add in your personal details
  5. You now get an email with a link that you need to click to verify your account
  6. When you’ve verified the email you’ll have to add some more details like a phone number for 2F-Authentication
  7. To get started buying cryptos at Coinbase you need to deposit some cash or send crypto
  8. Personal identification is required before any payment method can be selected. Coinbase will redirect you to this page, where three modes of identity verification are allowed:
    1. Passport
    1. Driver’s License
    1. Photo ID
  9. After that, you can connect a bank account or credit/debit card
  10. Now you’re good to go!

Coinbase banner photo

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Written by:

Per Englund – Founder of Go CryptoWise a cryptocurrency and tech fan that want to see better and smarter products and services that make our lives better and easier

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