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LiveWallet - Part 3 - Send bitcoin to your address

003-receive-bitcoin-at-an-address.livemd

LiveWallet - Part 3 - Send bitcoin to your address

Mix.install(
  [
    # to create bitcoinSV transactions, including keys and scripts
    {:bsv, "~> 2.1"},
    # making http requests
    {:httpoison, "~> 1.8"},
    # to work with JSON
    {:jason, "~> 1.3"},
    # to work with Handcash.io's API
    {:handkit, "~> 0.2.0"},
    # to work with bitcoinSV miners
    {:manic, "~> 0.1.0"},
    # to generate qr codes
    {:qr_code, "~> 3.0.0"},
    # to add functionality to Livebook
    {:kino, "~> 0.12.2"}
  ],
  config: [
    bsv: [
      network: :main
    ]
  ]
)

Receiving bitcoin

After Part 2, you should have a public address and perhaps a QR code of that address.

Your public address is based on a Public Key, and that Public Key has a corresponding Private Key.

This step is about receiving bitcoin at that address, with the assumption that we’ll use the Private Key when we decide to send or spend the bitcoin.

At this point, you have an address and can receive bitcoin.

How and where can I get bitcoin?
  • Do you have a friend who uses #bsv? Ask them to send a small amount to get started.
  • Buy a small amount of BSV from certain exchanges.
  • Chat with Ryan and hopefully we can work out a small amount.

Finding where to get BitcoinSV can be a bit tricky, but once that’s done and some bitcoin is sent to the address (typically the person receives a confirmation message that the funds have been sent), we can see and verify the transaction on chain., which is Part 4.

Kino.Input.checkbox("Has bitcoin been sent to the address?")

Once bitcoin has been sent to your address, proceed to Part 4 - See your transaction on a bitcoin block explorer.

If you got stuck or have any questions, please feel free to create an Issue.