How To Send or Transfer Bitcoin From Paper Wallet

To send Bitcoin from your paper wallet, you first need to transfer them off the paper wallet to a mobile application. In this example, we will use the bitcoin.com mobile app. If you do not have the Bitcoin.com app, you can download it here (iPhone) or here (Android).

Step 1.

Open the Bitcoin.com app on your mobile phone and click the QR code scanner button towards the top right.

Step 2.

Point the camera towards your paper wallet and scan the PRIVATE KEY. Do not scan the public key, it will not work. Hold your hand over the public key to prevent yourself from accidentally scanning it instead of the private key.

Step 3.

A new prompt appears displaying the paper wallet balance if you have done this correctly. If you receive an error, wait 15 minutes and retry, your funds may not have arrived yet.

 

Slide the button across the screen to transfer your funds from the paper wallet into your mobile wallet app.

Step 4.

You’re Done! That’s how you transfer bitcoin from a paper wallet. Your funds should now appear in the dashboard on the home screen. From here, you can send the bitcoin to anyone of your choosing.