Wallets & Addresses

This section of the wallet, found under Settings, is home to many of your wallet’s addresses and private keys. You can organize your funds, manage sub-wallets, and manage your addresses here.

Managing your sub-wallets

Your Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash wallets are displayed on this page, as are your Ethereum and Stellar private keys.

You can manage your Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash wallets (and any sub-wallets) by clicking Manage to the right of their names. Within the Manage section, to the right of the name, is a button called More Options. Pressing it will open a dropdown of additional functions. Please note, adding new sub-wallets is no longer a currently active feature, but existing sub-wallets may still be managed as described.

More Options

Your main sub-wallet (Private Key Wallet on default settings) will have only two options, Edit Name and Show xPub. The rest will have all the following options:

  • Edit name: Choose this option to edit the name of the sub-wallet
  • Make default: This option allows your chosen sub-wallet to replace Private Key Wallet or your current default wallet. This means that the addresses that are displayed when you click “Request” will be for this sub-wallet only.
  • Archive: This option will archive the sub-wallet, so that none of its addresses or balance are included in your overall wallet balance or transaction history. You will still be able to see the sub-wallet listed under Settings > Wallets & Addresses. Click Unarchive to make its addresses and balance visible and usable again.
  • Show xPub: This option allows you to view the sub-wallet’s xPub. If you don't have an advanced understanding of what your xPub is, we advise against showing the xPub. It's important to share your xPub only with those you trust. If someone obtains your xPub, they may be able to monitor your transaction history and disrupt your access to your wallet. A warning is displayed when you click Show xPub to reiterate this.

Imported & Archived Addresses

Advanced users have the option of importing bitcoin private keys that were generated elsewhere (e.g. paper wallets or individual addresses generated with their private keys) into their Blockchain.com Wallet. The section for adding and managing imported addresses can be found under the list of categories in Settings > Wallets & Addresses in the web wallet. In the Android app, press the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to open the menu and select Addresses. We strongly recommend having an excellent understanding of bitcoin address generation and private keys before making use of this feature.

  • To import a bitcoin address from a third party platform, click on + Import Bitcoin Address and select Existing address generated outside this wallet. Enter the private key of the bitcoin address you want to import. Next, add a label for the address (optional) and select an existing sub-wallet to transfer the funds to, or leave this blank if you want the funds to remain in Imported Addresses. Click Import to complete the process.
  • In the Android app, press the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to open the menu and select Addresses. Tap the + to the right of Imported Addresses and then scan the private key's QR code. Next, assign the address a name and press Save Name, or press No Thanks if you do not wish to give the address a name.
  • Imported addresses are not backed up by the recovery phrase. For security and ease of use, we recommend transferring any balances stored on imported addresses to your default wallet. You can choose to transfer your funds to an existing wallet during the import process explained above, or by clicking Transfer All.  
  • Click More Options to the right of an imported address to archive it, view its private key, or sign a message from the address.

Imported addresses can be archived, so that their transaction histories and balances are hidden from the rest of the wallet.

  • To archive an imported address, click More Options > Archive.
  • To view archived addresses, scroll down to the bottom of the Wallets & Addresses page to the Archived Bitcoin Addresses section.
  • To unarchive an address, click More Options > Unarchive.
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