In this tutorial we walk you through the step-by-step process of linking an existing Bitcoin or Ethereum wallet address to your Bridge Wallet profile.
Linking addresses allows you to attach multiple addresses to the identification profile that you have registered in Bridge Wallet or on our website. You can buy cryptos directly on those linked addresses, and see their content from Bridge Wallet.
You need to identify first before linking an address. If you haven't done so yet, you can register in "My Profile" in Bridge Wallet's settings tab.
When you are on Bridge Wallet's main screen, click on "Addresses" in the screen's bottom menu.
On this screen, you can see the current wallet address that you are accessing with Bridge Wallet, as well as all the other wallet addresses that you have already linked (if any).
Click on the "Link an Address" button from the "Ethereum" tab to link a new Ethereum address, or from the "Bitcoin" tab to link a new Bitcoin address.
Type or scan the Bitcoin or Ethereum address that you want to link.
This step shows you information on the address you have just entered. You can give it a name, and you must confirm that you are the owner of that address.
To enact the link of the new address with your identification profile, we must verify that you are in full control of the new address that you want to link for security and compliance reasons.
To do so, you will need to make a confirmation transaction (also known as a Satoshi test) from the new address to our verification address. We'll be able to confirm this way that you are able to send from that address.
Make sure that you send the exact BTC or ETH amount displayed on your screen (not this one). It is a very tiny amount (a fraction of a cent) that is a unique identifying code used to validate your transaction.
Our system will verify your confirmation transaction, which can take up to 48 hours, and your new linked address will automatically switch to an approved (green) status once it will be validated.
In the meantime, you will see it in a pending (grey) status.