How to send Bitcoin from Coinbase to another Wallet 5 simple steps
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Coinbase is one of the most popular & commonly used cryptocurrency exchange/brokers in the world.
This is much due to how easy and quick it is to use Coinbase.
And to make it even easier for to use, and send cryptocurrencies to and from your Coinbase account we created this guide for you.
It can be daunting and feel a bit overwhelming at first sending Bitcoin to different wallets. But don’t worry I have been in your shoes and now I can share with my knowledge to make it super easy for you to send BTC from your Coinbase account to any other wallet.
Summary of the steps to send Bitcoin from Coinbase to another wallet:
- Register (or sign in) at Coinbase
- Locate the BTC wallet address you want to send to (copy the address)
- Go to Coinbase account and find your BTC wallet (paste the address)
- Send and confirm the Bitcoin transaction
- 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).
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 BTC from Coinbase to another BTC wallet. But also how you send other popular cryptos like ETH, XRP, LTC to any other crypto wallet.
You can see here below a video on how to send Bitcoin from Coinbase
Step by step guide to sending BTC from Coinbase
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
Go to www.coinbase.com and register for a new account if you don’t have one yet – click on Get Started…
If you already have an account with Coinbase then click on Sign in. (Follow this guide to learn more about how to first get started with Coinbase)
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 your BTCs 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.
This is how it would look like if I wanted to send my BTC from Coinbase to my Ledger hardware wallet.
3 ) Go to your Coinbase Bitcoin wallet and initiate the transaction
Now you head back to Coinbase and find your BTC wallet to initiate the transaction from Coinbase.
Part 1 – Click on SEND
Ok, to initiate the transaction from your Coinbase account simply click on SEND from the top menu.
- You can also click on portfolio —> Bitcoin to go to the same send screen.
Part 2 – Paste in address + enter a note
Then you will see a new screen / pop up. Select Bitcoin, the amount to send and which address to send your BTCs to. Here you paste in the BTC address that you copied in the previous step.
If you want to include a message then you can do so here.
4 ) Click on Send to confirm the transaction
Confirm it is the correct BTC address that you are sending to. And then click on Send.
Go on ahead and confirm the transaction.
5 ) Enter your 2FA code
Now if you are using 2FA with your Coinbase account you will be asked to enter the 2FA code.
After that it is done, the transaction is in transit from your Coinbase account and you will see a verification of this both on Coinbase and in your connected email inbox.
Track the transaction status through Blockchain.info 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 Blockchain.info 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: https://www.blockchain.com/explorer
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, Blockchain.com
Points to remember:
- BTC transactions can take from 5 minutes to 60 minutes depending on usage and fees used.
- Always double-check the BTC addresses you are sending to. If you use the wrong address then you risk losing your BTCs.
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 similar to how you send Bitcoin from any cryptocurrency wallet, exchange, or app.
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 guide
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.
- Go to Coinbase’s website
- Click on get started
- Select if you are opening an account as an individual or business (for business use guide further below) select individual
- Add in your personal details
- You now get an email with a link that you need to click to verify your account
- When you’ve verified the email you’ll have to add some more details like a phone number for 2F-Authentication
- To get started buying cryptos at Coinbase you need to deposit some cash or send crypto
- 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:
- Driver’s License
- Photo ID
- After that, you can connect a bank account or credit/debit card
- Now you’re good to go!
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