This section of the wallet, found under Settings, is home to all your wallet’s sub-wallets and addresses for bitcoin and bitcoin cash. You can organize your funds, create sub-wallets, and manage your addresses here.
Managing your sub-wallets
Your sub-wallets are listed here under Settings > Wallets & Addresses. By default, you have only one, called My Bitcoin Wallet. You can manage each sub-wallet by clicking Manage to the right of its name. 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.
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 sub-wallet
- Make default: This option allows your chosen sub-wallet 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 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 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 > Wallets & Addresses in the web wallet. In the mobile 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 mobile 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.
- To import a bitcoin cash address, you must import its corresponding bitcoin address first. For any bitcoin address you import, the corresponding bitcoin cash address will also be imported. You can view the imported bitcoin cash address by going to the Bitcoin Cash tab.
- 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.
- Imported addresses can be deleted from the wallet. Please note that this action cannot be undone.