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How to get bitcoin off of a paper wallet?

Step 1: You must download a mobile wallet app which has the ability to move (or “sweep”) bitcoin from a paper wallet. If you don’t have one, the Edge wallet for mobile phones will work.

Step 2: Once you have the Edge wallet downloaded, open it and tap to create a new account. Write down your username and password onto paper and store that safely away from your phone!

Step 3: Go through the introductory screens. Once you reach the main Wallets screen, tap on the three lines icon at the top right to open the main menu. Tap on Sweep Paper Wallet from that menu. You may need to scroll the menu with your finger to find it.

Step 4: Your camera should open up within the app (approve any camera permissions). Scan the private key QR code on your paper wallet (the bottom QR code).

Step 5: Edge should give you a popup window. Press “Import” to move the bitcoin. The coins should show up almost immediately in your wallet balance as pending. You should now be able to send this bitcoin to an external address right away or store them in this wallet for later use.

How to Spend from a Paper Wallet

1. Use a compatible wallet application to scan or enter your private key from your paper wallet in order to move the bitcoin, lite coin, or ethereum into that app.

2. Once the digital currency shows in your wallet app, you may send your bitcoin, ethereum, or lite coin anywhere you like!

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