How to Find Your KuCoin Wallet Address

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I probably don’t need to spend too much time talking about how rad KuCoin is. They’ve got hundreds of exotic altcoins, futures trading (where you can short cryptos), leveraged trading, and more. Most options available to people in the US and Europe are heavily regulated and have diminished coin offerings. Not KuCoin. Long live the free market! Even Forbes agrees KuCoin is great.

If you’re looking for your KuCoin wallet address, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps of finding your wallet address on KuCoin, regardless of what coin you’ll need it for.

Note: some cryptos (like Stellar Lumens (XLM), which I highly recommend using to fund your Kraken or KuCoin accounts with) also require a ‘memo’ field to be filled out when sending coins from one place to the next.

What’s wallet address? A wallet address, also known as an account address or public key, is the unique identifier for your cryptocurrency wallet. It’s important to note that each currency has its own format of addresses. If you google “sample Ethereum [or insert coin] wallet address” you can see the general format of the coin you’re interested in.

If you’re using MetaMask to store your coins, you can always view the format of an address by clicking on ‘Copy Address’ from any of your wallets.

Why is it important? Well, each time a transaction takes place, there has to be a sender (usually yourself) and receiver (the exchange). If you send Ether (ETH) from your wallet to an exchange, for example, the exchange will need to know where to send those coins back to. This is where your wallet address comes in – it’s like your account number at a bank.

Some wallets like Yoroi can generate multiple addresses on the fly for security reasons. Hardware wallets like Ledger or Trezor have multiple addresses for each coin.

How do I find my KuCoin Wallet Address?

  1. First, login to your KuCoin account. Next, click on your avatar in the top right corner and select the wallet logo which will take you to your ‘assets’ page.

2. Click over to your main account on the tab. You will have an address for all cryptos on your main account- to trade, you’ll have to move it over to your trading account, but that will be later. I like to keep things in the trading account so that they’re, well, ready to trade. Next, you’ll see a list of currencies appear. Click on the one you want to get an address for- or better yet, use the search space to type in the name of the crypto you want your address for.

After typing in the crypto’s name or scrolling to it, select the deposit button.

You’re brought to your wallet homepage for that coin (Solana in this example). Toward the bottom of the box in the middle of the screen you’ll see your wallet address. It’s usually a long alphanumeric mumbo-jumbo. To the right of your wallet address, you can hit the copy button if you’re about to send some coins there.

How do I deposit coins into my KuCoin account?

To deposit coins into your KuCoin account, you’ll need to know your wallet address and the correct ‘deposit address’ for the coin you’re depositing. Use the copy button as shown in the picture above (the two pages icon to the right of the address), and go over to the entity you’re sending from (I.e. Coinbase or your MetaMask wallet) and paste that address. Make sure to double check the first and last five digits of your addresses before sending.

Is it bad if someone knows my wallet address?

Not necessarily- technically every wallet address is available to see on coin monitoring networks like Etherscan. Some wallet addresses are famous or notorious- like the mystery Dogecoin address that holds over 1 billion DOGE- people suspect it belongs to Elon Musk. I wouldn’t go handing out your wallet address- but you’re generally still safe if people find it out.

Remember- crypto is secure and difficult to ‘hack’. The real thing you want to be protecting are your private keys and your seed phrase. The most common type of scam you’ll see online are scams where people are trying to get your seed phrase- never give this away. You’ll see stuff like “Coinbase Wallet is having an upgrade. Please submit your ‘old’ seed phrase by next Tuesday so we can update your wallet.” Bullshit. Fuck scammers- I hope they try to escape when the cops bang on their door and then they get a sea of bullets rained on their legs.

Conclusion

Crypto is more complicated than I think it needs to be. Currently less than 4% of the world’s 8 billion people own or transact in cryptocurrency. We’ve got to ask ourselves: Why is this?
For me, the answer is it’s too complicated and doesn’t work seamlessly with everything else. It’s okay if something is complicated: operating systems, cloud computing, and WiFi are all technically complicated but their user interfaces are easily understood by regular people.
To trade crypto, you have to get on an exchange, go through with the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) process, buy crypto, and go through with this long process of copying and pasting an address. Someday, I think crypto will be like WiFi- it will just work seamlessly. But we’re not quite there yet. Hang on.

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