Today I take a look at the Bitpay Bitcoin wallet - Initial setup, how to send and receive, and how to buy BTC within the app.
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ok i did a withdrawal from nicehash. i went to my bitpay app and hit recieve. then i copied htat link into the nicehash withdrawal page and confirmed. did i do this right? its been over 12 hours and i havent recieved payment even though blockchain.info says the transaction happened. am i checking bitpay right? i click the app and go to home and both my wallets say 0 bitcoins. please help me im so worried!!!
You skipped a very important part of this whole thing: connecting your Coinbase account with BitPay wallets. For example, I’ve set up the wallet, connected to Coinbase — the process is a royal pain in the butt — but I still can’t access my bit coins and transfer them to my personal wallet in BitPay. There also appears to be some fee that BitPay or Coinbase is charging when you want to make a purchase.
As of January 1st Coinbase WILL NOT load to a Bitpay Wallet. They have
Downgraded service. Of course, this is only for withdrawals. They are
recommending bank transfers instead which will take 7 to 10 days. Of
course they have NO problem with INCOMING deposits. They are happy to
take in your money but not to get it back to you with any speed or
reliability. Totally shady! Get your assets off of Coinbase as the
situation continues to deteriorate!
Hello, question & Help Please ... Do you know how I can send funds from my personal wallet on my desktop to read on my Bitpay card balance? Bitpay is showing a bad address when you try to add funds via online, so I followed the steps it gave to use a receive address from my desktop app, only it sent the funds to my personal wallet rather than to my Bitpay card balance?
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Hey bro! How are you?
Do you know anyone that would be willing to trade $10USD in bitcoin for $10 Amazon Gift card e-code? I tried on Paxful & Local Bitcoin, but the sellers won't accept my debit card or E-code. :( And this is after using my debit card to buy the gift card from Amazon, this is sad and I'm in desperately need of help. Its my first time buying Norfolk and can't seem to get it together. If you don't mind, would you please push me in the right direction? This would be most graciously appreciated.
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I'm going to copy and paste this part in every fucking bit pay video I see.
So we need to build a card. Allow that card to communicate with trezor.. offline... Or nano.. offline.. Swipe with a card through a swiper enter your pin off line. Load funds directly from your trezor to your card for what you need for the day. Don't use these cards. Only spend bitcoins when business start loosing to amazon who excepts it they will be forced to except it as well.use your job to pay for your everyday needs or trade Bitcoin to friends and have them buy you stuff. Goddamn..
From my understanding and research it is Not advisable to keep fiat or crypto currency on ANY exchange due to the possibility of that exchange being hacked. I personally do not keep any cash or bitcoin, etc. on any exchange for longer than 15 mins. I hope this helps. I am fairly new but have taken the steps to protect my investments. Don't be alarmed. Overall this is a safe space to invest in. You just need to take a few basic precautions to protect your wealth no matter how small or large. Cheers :)
Martin Blair - Books thank you for the reply ! Also if I just want to sell some bitcoin on quadriga but don't really need to withdraw to get cash but just want to have that stored on the site in order to buy more bitcoin when I want is it safe to do this?
How much did those transactions cost? A good video for sure. I want to know how much it would cost me to open bitcoin/wallet accounts and buy a jacket for $250.00. I am also in Canada and would be using PayPal on a Mastercard in Canadian funds. If anyone else reads this, perhaps they can explain it to me..... THANK YOU.
Hello I am the owner of a Bitpay card
I installed their iOS app wallet and successcully linked to my Bitpay account. After that, I could check my Bitpay account inside the iOS app wich was convenient.
There is a feature in the iOS app allowing us to load our Bitpay card whic I used. I sent 0.25 Bitcoin to my Bitpay account.
The transaction has been confirmed but never showed up in my Bitpay account.
I wanted to send an email to the company but there were NO CONTACT INFORMATION on their web site. It means that they don't allow any of their customer to send them any email. (What a bad customer service isn't it ?)
Anyway, I managed to find their damn email by doing some research. I sent them an email, many times, but they never replied.
Here is the transaction that never went to my Bitpay account :
If you have any useful advice for me, that would be nice. Thank you.
Hello I hope you can help. I sent .316531 BTC from my coinbase wallet to the copay wallet which has ..0111 BTC . Now there is a notice that says amount to low to send. It has been over 4 days. Have you heard of this before?
Hey Ben, can I get some more help from you please? When I press the "send" button, the next screen that opens up is a "start sending bitcoin" and I have two options .... to buy bitcoin or show bitcoin address ..... no place for recipient. What am I doing wrong? If I select the buy bitcoin option, it takes me to Coinbase, then when I select buy bitcoin it says there is no payment method available. If I try to sell bitcoin from Coinbase it says "insufficient funds" when in fact there are funds in my account. HELP. Thank you.
I'm having trouble with this. I was on a site went to checkout and they didn't except CC's anymore so I had to get bitcoins and all that. So I went back to the order and checked out. It sent me to the page that shows the scan code. Well I couldn't scan it. Their was a address right above it! So I copied it and hit pay with bitcoin! From their it took me to the app. I hit my btc wallet put the amount in and hit the plus sign in the lower comer pasted that address in added the money I might have that backwards but anyway I hit send and it went threw! Well I thought. I called the company to see if they got it and he said he could see that I tried but it didn't go threw! What do i do? I was buying from a seed company and it seems I'm gonna lose about 100$ any help would be great!
I imported my wallet from a paper wallet to copay. I used the import wallet option and
put in my recovery phrase and password for my private key. It showed that it was transferring
and showed the correct amount. It's several hours later and I don't see the amount in my copay wallet. How long does it usually take to show up? Any response is much appreciated. Thank you.
Can someone explain why when i use Electrum if i have a low amount left in my wallet such as 5 dollars worth and i get paid from mining say 40 dollars it combines the two where as with BitPay it leaves the big payment as its own thing and the 5 dollars as its own thing.
Hi Ben, gr8 vid (yet again). I am new with BTC (in fact did my 1st purchase today). So im still learning all the ins and outs. Just wondering if you can advise or tell us (the newbies) what is your top 5 wallets that you can recommend. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work ;-)
Hello, with the look of things you shouldn't have to stress yourself or worry about, waves or other little hindrance when mining crypto currency. I'm a miner and I invest in a mining company that mines purely Bitcoin. the fact here is that i do it effortlessly by just investing and wait to cash out to my bitcoin wallet, I think you should do same so that you won't have a reason to worry about the fluctuation and possibilities of not profiting.You can as well contact me on [email protected], so i can put you through in becoming successful and profitable.
what are the fees associated with Bitpay? When I travel and use my credit card overseas I get hit with a 5% fee (2.5% transaction/2.5% currency conversation fee) If I get bitpay could I eliminate this? Or keep my costs to a minimum?
do you know of any Bitcoin Cards that work for US Canadians? Bitpay seemed like a Godsend. I went ahead and bought the $15 Card.. Input my address etc and then found this video 3 days later :/ lol
That's a good question - since I'm in Canada I don't have access to the Bitpay Visa card. If you're going overseas though I would recommend checking out Wirex or Bitwala cards. They allow for you to change your BTC into British Pounds or Euros. As long as you're buying stuff in those currencies then there are no fees other than buying the card itself and the Bitcoin network fee when you send over your coins. Much cheaper than dealing with a bank.
Search for my Wirex video from a couple months ago and it should give you a better idea of how it works!
I see no one replied to your question Lisa so I will. I am new to this but I am using Jaxx wallet on my mobile and also hard wallet Ledger nano S. They will let you hold Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Hope this helps.
Having issues with a error after buying. The error is related to a 2 step verification which I'm not sure what it's referring to. I logged into coinbase on the computer and completed everything. Not sure what the issue is.
Will-you can buy a hardwallet (ex: Ledger Wallet or Trezor to HODL or take out little by little) or you transfer it to an exchange that has the ability to transfer to PayPal to purchase things from websites as well.
Hey Ben! I've been following you since last year, nice job man! when youre coming to Australia (Brisbane) (y) Just wanted to ask you about your Sunnies what brand and model are they, Theyre MAD!!
If you could please let me know. Thanks!!
Hey Dan! Thanks for following along on my journey with the channel :)
I've been to Australia before but it was years ago in 2007! I really miss it and I hope to return again someday soon.
The sunglasses I have here are actually not very expensive. I got them from a store in Canada called Boathouse. 2 pairs for $30 CAD. I tend to lose/break a lot of pairs, so that's why they switch so often in the videos, haha.
Thanks for the comment!
Fair enough. Do you know if the problem is on Bitpay's end or on Coinbase's end? Could be either one.
Just a heads up, when you connect your Coinbase account to your Bitpay wallet, it doesn't mean that you have access to the funds, it just means that you can buy Bitcoin instantly from your Bitpay wallet and have them transferred there. Anything you bought separately on the Coinbase website will only be available on your Coinbase wallet. Luckily if you prefer to use just a single platform you can just download the Coinbase wallet to your phone.
You can also send your Bitcoin from your Coinbase wallet to your Bitpay wallet if you choose to.
Where do I get a wallet with a QR Code? Do I go to blockchain? Or do I have to go to coinbase? Are there others that are good and are there some that I don't have to link my bank account to? I am in the U.S. if that matters. Sorry for all of the newbie questions lol.....but this is one of the first videos (along with your ATM one I just watched) that make any sense of this and intrigue me. Thanks to anyone who comments. And thank you for the videos.
Hey Jack, welcome to Bitcoin! Don't worry about the newbie questions - we were ALL there once.
As far as your question goes, any wallet app will automatically generate addresses/QR codes for you. Every time you receive money it generates a new address to keep your transactions more confidential. Not to worry though, your funds will still be in the same place.
The videos I recommend you check out first to start getting a handle on how wallets work, and some of the possibilities with BTC are these:
Top 5 Things To Know
I hope this helps get you started :)
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If someone is depositing directly to your Bitpay Visa then I believe it is already Bitcoin and should be accessible via your account. I could be wrong though - I'm unsure how the Bitpay or Coinbase Visa cards work because we're not able to get them up in Canada.
The one I'm using right now is called Wirex. I have Bitcoin in my Wirex BTC wallet on my phone, and when I want to spend some, I can hit a button to transfer it into USD or Euros or British pounds on any of my cards. I also have the option to just send the Bitcoin anywhere, like in a regular btc wallet.
Hey hey, it is actually quite simple with this app. All you need to do is scan the PRIVATE key (which I believe will be the QR code on the right side) and select to sweep your funds. If you've created the paper wallet with a password, Bitpay will ask you to enter it at this time. That's it!
Oneximo Sanchez you only ever pay a fee as a sender, and it is actually not charged by the wallet itself. This fee goes to the Bitcoin miners, which are the people who check transactions and maintain the network. Fees can vary based on how busy the network is. Right now they can sometimes be $0.50 or $1, but as the network is scaled over time we should see those fees drastically reduced.
I have a feeling that Bitcoin may be right up your alley, especially with this push towards a cashless society. Soon Bitcoin and other digital currencies may be the only way around having to put your money in a bank.
BTC Sessions I know they were made by the same people, I just don't get why.. If there's like only 3-4 extra features why not put them into copay instead of making BitPay a completely different wallet?
I run an android phone so I only know what my personal preference is. I like Bitpay, but a lot of people swear by Breadwallet. Either one should be just fine as long as you backup your recovery seed and store it somewhere safe. I believe you can set pin codes for both wallets as well, so you can have some added security that way.
If you're holding a lot of funds then I highly recommend looking into a hardware wallet. One of the cheaper options, the Ledger Nano is only around $40 and it works like a charm.
Great videos! Just sent you a small tip-out with BitPay, just to try it out and because your videos have been helpful to me. Was about to get CoPay as my first wallet, but chose BitPay for whatever reason (bought my first-ever amount of BTC at a convenience store via the LibertyX app on Feb. 12th!). Coinbase AI verification is having trouble matching my old ID pic to my currently-bearded face (no help from Support), and I'm waiting on Glidera to get set up, so it's LibertyX til then.
A couple things I'm still having issues with / wondering about: (1) how to do post a wallet receive address/QR code for tip-outs when everyone says addresses shouldn't be reused? (2) Best crypto-asset trading platform (maybe you have a video on this)?
Thanks so much! I got it while I was out today :)
I'll try to answer your questions the best I can:
1. It's ok to receive bitcoin at an address more than once. The changing addresses built into wallets is more for anonymity's sake, but if you're posting publicly then it will already be associated with a person anyways.
2. I don't do a lot of switching between crypto assets. The only thing I ever use is Shapeshift... either on their website, or with their integrations in Jaxx and Exodus wallets. I've heard that Poloniex is the place to be for an actual crypto trading platform though!
Hope this helps!
I have my Coinbase account funds linked to my bank account. Do you know if purchasing via Bitpay app / Coinbase option works with that payment method? Or do app purchases only work when linked to a credit card payment method? I ask because the Coinbase app itself doesn't allow me to purchase through it, as it only seems to support purchasing via credit card method. Thanks for the videos and information! Love your channel!
That's a very good question. I'm actually unsure because Coinbase within Canada only currently allows credit card purchases ever since their banking relationships fell through. It's super unfortunate, as I find it to be a pretty easy-to-use service!
If I had to guess, I would say that they only allow mobile purchases through CC right now, as online banking requires more steps, logging in, etc.
Thanks for commenting and watching :)
Hi, I would like you to create a tutorial on how to transfer funds from blockchain.info account to another bitcoin wallet such as bitpay.com or copay.
I would like to know the difference between bitpay and copay wallet. You mentioned that it is own by the same people.
How do I send bitcoin from a wallet in a computer desktop such as blockchain wallet to a wallet on a smartphone?
Hey Earl, thanks for the question! I'll give you an answer here, but I'll also try to cover this in a future video for more clarification.
So the basics of sending and receiving from any wallet on your phone or computer are basically the same. You will need to copy your bitcoin address from wallet, and paste it into the "send" field of whatever wallet your sending from.
For example: With the Bitpay wallet in this video, you can hit the receive button at the bottom. When your QR code pops up, you can tap on it to copy your address. After you've done this, you can open your blockchain.info wallet, hit the send button at the bottom, then tap & hold on the empty field where it says "To". This should allow you to paste in your address. At that point you just specify how much money you would like to send yourself.
It's basically the same idea for any wallet. Copy your address, and paste it into the "to" field of another wallet. When you scan a QR code you are doing the exact same thing without having to go through the motions of copying and pasting. It's the same address, just visually represented with that square barcode you see.
Thanks for the awesome videos. I have a question for you, if I use a hardware wallet, ie. Nano S., does it matter which wallet I use beyond that? Or are they all considered very safe because of the HW wallet? Specifically, any safety difference from Ledger's provided wallet vs GreenAddress in conjunction with the Nano s?
This may be a really dumb question but with Green Address there's a bitcoin url and an address. Is the bitcoin url the public one I would use to receive? BTW I'm super new to this , I haven't even purchased any bitcoin yet(still kinda nervous of the process). Also, I'm in Calgary too bro
With your Nano S it should not matter what wallet you use it in conjunction with. I use the Chrome extension, but I have also now paired it with Mycelium on my phone. At that point it is really just user preference. I haven't tried GreenAddress, but I've heard good things! If you try it, let me know what you think.
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