Addresses

This section of the wallet, found under Settings, is home to all your wallet’s addresses for all of the wallet’s supported currencies. You can organize your funds, create wallet categories, and manage your addresses here.

Managing your categories

Your categories are listed here under Settings > Addresses. You can manage each one by clicking Manage to the right of the category name. Within the Manage section, to the right of the category name, is a button called More Options. Pressing it will open a dropdown of additional functions.

More Options

Your default wallet (My Bitcoin Wallet on default settings) will have only two options, Edit Name and Show xPub. The rest have the following:

  • Edit name: Choose this option to edit the name of the category or sub-wallet
  • Make default: This option allows your chosen category to replace My Bitcoin Wallet or your current default wallet. This means that the addresses that are displayed when you click “Request” will be for this category only.
  • Archive: This option will archive the category, 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 category listed under Settings > Addresses. Click Unarchive to make its addresses and balance visible and usable again.
  • Show xPub: This option allows you to view the category’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 addresses that were generated elsewhere (e.g. paper wallets or individual addresses generated with their private keys) into their Blockchain wallet. The section for adding and managing imported addresses can be found under the list of categories in Settings > Addresses. We strongly recommend having an excellent understanding of bitcoin address generation and private keys before making use of this feature.

  • To import an address, click on + Import Bitcoin Address and input the private key of the address you want to import. Do not import a public bitcoin address. If you do, the address will be imported as watch only and you will not be able to use its funds.
  • Imported addresses are not backed up by the recovery phrase. For security and ease of use, we recommend sweeping any balances stored on imported addresses to your default wallet. Click Transfer All to sweep your funds.
  • 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 Addresses page and click Show (to the right of Archived Bitcoin Addresses).
  • To unarchive an address, click More Options > Unarchive.

 

 

 

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