Importing/Sweeping a Paper Wallet to Mycelium Wallet (iPhone/Android)

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Mycelium is another popular bitcoin wallet.

This is the landing page for the Mycelium mobile wallet. If you don’t already have one, it can be downloaded from the Apple store or from the Google Play store.  Follow their instructions for installing and setting it up.

When you are ready to import all of the coins from a paper wallet, select ‘Cold Storage’

Select ‘Scan QR Code’ to start the scanning process
This is an example of a paper wallet. Yours may look different, but it will have a QR code labeled ‘Private Key’.

This is the QR code that you must scan to be able to get the coin out of the paper wallet.

To get the QR code to scan, move the app closer to the paper wallet until the app automatically recognizes it.

As the coin is being imported, you will see a spinning icon showing that the transfer is in progress
When complete, you will see the balance of your Mycelium wallet has increased by the amount from the paper wallet.

Destroy and discard the paper wallet.  Do not use it again.  This is the recommended way of making sure that your bitcoin purchases are secure.

 

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