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 11 months 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 11 months 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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