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Make your first deposit

First things first. You cannot buy bitcoin with Samourai Wallet. You can only store bitcoins you already own. In order to take full advantage of our premium functionality that enhances your privacy you must have some bitcoin in your wallet. We recommend an initial deposit of least 0.001 BTC, to unlock the full potential of Samourai.

Step 1 - Get your latest bitcoin address

Your Samourai Wallet contains an infinite amount of bitcoin addresses that get used once and then are archived. To get your latest bitcoin address press the blue '+' button on the bottom right of the main balance and transactions screen. Then press the green 'Receive' button to open the Receive screen.

Step 2 - Scan or share your address

Samourai Wallet will display a QR code of your latest bitcoin address. Underneath the QR code is the actual address text. You can scan this QR code with any other bitcoin wallet or you share the QR code or address manually...

  • To copy the address to clipboard: Tap the address text and press 'YES'
  • To share the QR code image: Tap the share icon in the toolbar

Step 3 - Send from your other wallet

With your other wallet or service either scan the QR code on the Receive screen or paste the address. We recommend depositing at least 0.001 BTC to unlock the full potential of the wallet. 

Step 4 - Congrats!

You just made your first deposit. Samourai will notify you once it sees the transaction on the network. This is usually nearly instant. You will see your balance update and your first transaction appear in the transaction list!

Note for Whirlpool Users

If you're hoping to use Samourai with Whirlpool, make sure you deposit enough BTC to enter into Whirlpool. The smallest amount you can enter into Whirlpool is a little above 0.0105 BTC. 

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