How do I use my Ethereum account?

Wirex users can  buy, sell, and store Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency generated by the Ethereum platform. Read more about Ethereum here.

You can use your Ether account like any other Wirex crypto account, but first you need activate your Ethereum address.

Note: Wirex uses smart contract technology for ETH accounts. Some wallets and/or exchanges may not support ETH transfers from Wirex. This happens because we're using smart contracts to send ETH, not a regular wallet as we're using multi signature wallets and control the private keys.

Transactions initiated from smart contracts have a different structure of inputs/outputs inside it comparing with transfer from simple wallets. Some wallets and exchanges are not able to read these inputs/outputs and settle the incoming transfer because of their infrastructure settings. However, administrators of these wallets can manually identify such transactions and perform a force settlement what will reflect in the user’s balance.

How to activate your ETH address

For desktop users:

  1. Select Ether account from the list of accounts on the Dashboard

  2. Click Activate address

For mobile app users:

  1. Select the Ether account from the list of accounts

  2. Tap Activate address

  3. This will display a QR code along with your unique Ethereum address.

Now you can use the address and the QR-code to receive ETH from external wallets.

See more about ETH transaction limits here.

For desktop users:

  1. Select Ethereum wallet from the list of wallets on the Dashboard
  2. Click Activate address

The address will appear on and below the image of the card. This will also activate the QR-code on the card.

For mobile app users:

  1. Select the Ether account from the list of accounts
  2. Tap Activate address
  3. This will activate the QR-code and display your unique Ethereum address under it.

Now you can use the address and the QR-code to receive ETH from external wallets.

See more about ETH transactional limits here.


 

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