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How do I receive Bitcoin or Ethereum?

This article contains instructions on how to receive Bitcoin or Ethereum from somebody who wants to pay you.

You can receive digital currency by providing the sender with the following:

  • Your Bitcoin or Ethereum receive address, or

  • Your QR code


If you’re receiving Bitcoin from another Luno wallet, the sender can send it to your email address or phone number. This will make the transaction instant and free.


Finding your receiving address or QR code

Go to: 

MENU → WALLETS → select the digital currency you want to receive → RECEIVE

You’ll see your existing wallet address or an option to add a receive address. If you’re new to Luno, you’ll have to add a receive address first.


Share the receive address or QR code with the person who is sending digital currency to you. Note that you can only receive Ethereum (ETH) in your Ethereum wallet and you can only receive Bitcoin (BTC) in your Bitcoin wallet.


Warning: send the right currency to the right receive address

Note that different digital currencies are incompatible with other receive addresses. If you, for instance, send Ethereum Classic (ETC) to your Ethereum (ETH) receive address, the funds will be lost. Funds will also be lost if you send Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to a Bitcoin (BTC) receive address.


How long does it take to receive digital currency?

For more information on how long incoming receive transactions take, please see this article.


What are the fees for receiving digital currency?

Click here for details about fees on incoming digital currency transactions.


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How do I send Bitcoin or Ethereum using my Luno wallet?

What does it cost to use Luno? Does Luno charge any fees?


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