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Quick Bit: How to create and label a new bitcoin address in the Blockchain iOS Wallet

This is a Blockchain Quick Bit, where we show you a quick and easy tip to help you use our products and services. Today we’ll show you a section of the the Blockchain iOS Wallet for creating new addresses.

How to create and label a new bitcoin address

To create a new bitcoin address in the Blockchain iOS Wallet, tap on the second tab from the left, which is the Receiving tab. This tab is used to view bitcoin addresses that belong to you, where you can receive bitcoin transactions sent to you in your Blockchain Wallet. Why would you want to create a new bitcoin address? This is to help you protect your privacy. You may not want people to see your other bitcoin addresses and transactions, so you can create new ones on the fly for individual transactions.

After tapping the Receiving tab, tap on the green New Address button. A new bitcoin address will automatically be created in your wallet, and you will get an onscreen notification of the new address, as shown below.

Tap OK. From here, you can label the address so you know what it’s for. Tap on the newly created address in the Receiving tab, and you will get a few options; tap the Set Label button. Then type in the short description and you have just labeled your bitcoin address for future reference. By design, address labels are private and not made public.

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