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Sending & Receiving Bitcoin

How do I receive Bitcoin (on-chain) into my River account?

Before sending and receiving Bitcoin is enabled, you will be asked to verify your identity. Once your identity has been verified, you will have Bitcoin sending and receiving enabled in your account.

There are currently two methods you can use to receive Bitcoin on River: on-chain and Lightning. This article covers how you can receive Bitcoin on-chain. You can view more information on how to receive Bitcoin via Lightning here.

1. Choose the account that you would like to receive bitcoin to.

Overview page

2. Click “Transfer” in the Account section.

Account page

3. Click "Receive Bitcoin".

Transfer modal

4. Send Bitcoin from your non-River Bitcoin wallet to River by copying and pasting the "Receive Address" or scanning the QR code.

The receive address is the long string of characters beginning with 'bc1', and the QR code can be displayed by clicking "Show QR".

Transfer modal

5. You will receive this confirmation to indicate your successful Bitcoin on-chain deposit.

Confirmation Modal