How do you retrieve your bitcoins from a paper wallet?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsHow do you retrieve your bitcoins from a paper wallet?

Tony Rovere asked 1 year ago

I have both BTC and BCH on a paper wallet I created for my BTC before the 8/1/17 hard fork.

My question is how do I retrieve them both?

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 1 year ago

Hey Tony,
 
Basically, you would sweep the private keys from your paper wallet into the relevant software wallets. Please see our guide for retrieiving coins from a paper wallet for details:
 

How To Send Bitcoins From A Paper Wallet


 
I believe that if you used a wallet which supports both coins, such as the Trezor or Ledger hardware wallets, or the Coinomi software multiwallet, that it would be a little simpler. Otherwise you’d need to use separate Bitcoin and Bcash wallets.

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