Having your own bitcoin wallet is the starting point of being a bitcoin user and a participant of the bitcoin economy. A bitcoin wallet allows you to manage the bitcoin you buy, receive it from others, as well as spend it.
In the next few sections, we will go through the steps necessary to set up a free bitcoin wallet provided by Blockchain.com. We will also go through all the critical steps of securing your wallet and funds.
This chapter is divided into 2 sections and organised into the following sub-sections:
2.4A Blockchain Web Wallet on Computer
- A1. Setting Up Blockchain Web Wallet
It is recommended that you first set up your Blockchain Wallet on a web browser on your computer as the larger screen makes it easier to complete the required settings. If you do not have a computer or prefer to start on the smartphone, you can set up and use the Blockchain Wallet on your smartphone. In this case, start at Step B1.
- A2. Installing Blockchain App Wallet on Smartphone
In the next step, you will install the Blockchain Wallet app on your smartphone, so that you have access to your bitcoin on the go.
- A3. Pairing with Blockchain App Wallet on Smartphone
Finally, you will pair the Blockchain App Wallet on your smartphone [A2] with the Blockchain Web Wallet on your computer [A1].
2.4B Blockchain App Wallet on Smartphone
- B1. Installing Blockchain App Wallet on Smartphone
If you do not have a computer OR prefer to start on the smartphone, start here.
- B2. Security Settings and Configuration
You will go through the compulsory steps of fortifying the security of your wallet and other personal configuration.
- B3. Pairing with Blockchain Web Wallet on Computer
As an option, you will learn how to log into your Web Wallet using the Blockchain App Wallet on your smartphone.
If you’re ready to start on a web browser, go to 2.4A Blockchain Web Wallet.
If you’re ready to start on your smartphone, go to 2.4B Blockchain App Wallet.