Bitcoin Forum
November 25, 2017, 08:00:45 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Private key  (Read 322 times)
Ant13
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1


View Profile
January 23, 2017, 01:37:54 PM
 #1

I have just bought a bitcoin on coinbase, how do I get my private key?
1511596845
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511596845

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511596845
Reply with quote  #2

1511596845
Report to moderator
Join ICO Now Coinlancer is Disrupting the Freelance marketplace!
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
mocacinno
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


http://www.mocacinno.com


View Profile WWW
January 23, 2017, 01:39:22 PM
 #2

I have just bought a bitcoin on coinbase, how do I get my private key?

you don't, at least not from coinbase...

I'd suggest you download a decent desktop wallet, generate an address in this wallet and then withdraw your coins from coinbase to your local wallet.
This way, you have controll over your own private keys, since you'll manage them with your desktop wallet. Do make sure you make a decent backup of your local wallet, since you'll be the one responsible for it Wink

jaceefrost
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728


View Profile
January 23, 2017, 01:40:09 PM
 #3

I have just bought a bitcoin on coinbase, how do I get my private key?
You can't get your privatekey in coinbase. Voinbase is an exchange which they are the ones who controls your wallet. Perhaps you must be talking about the bitcoin address? The one that starts with 1xxxxxx? If yes, you'll get it by clicking the receive button.
unholycactus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 966


https://reg-charity.org/


View Profile WWW
January 23, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
 #4

Regardless of you being able to extract your private key off Coinbase, it wouldn't be safe to use the address afterwards.
In this case, Coinbase would also know your private key and they would be able to spend the funds just like you.

As other people suggested, don't use an online wallet if you are concerned about the control of your funds.

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!