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Receive Bitcoins

The only way to receive Bitcoins is to create a Bitcoin address and give this address to the person that will pay you with Bitcoins. Since these addresses are very long, the easiest appropriate method is to copy the address and share it via the Internet, for example in an email.

Note that you should keep certain Bitcoin addresses private that you will not disclose to anyone if you want to protect your privacy.

  1. Open your Bitcoin software.
  2. Click on Receive coins.
  3. Click on the address you want to share, and click on Copy to clipboard.
  4. Open a new email.
  5. Right-click with your mouse inside your message and click on Paste. Your Bitcoin address is now in your message, ready to send.