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How do I make my account static so the address stays the same. The bitcoin wallet address keeps changing and I need to figure out how to make it stay the same

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    Hi Kristina, which wallet software are you using?--Also, generally address reuse has downsides for the financial privacy of you and your business partners, and very few upsides. Perhaps it would help if you described why you want to keep a fixed address rather than using a new address for every payment as is recommended.
    – Murch
    Aug 20 at 19:47
  • I'm trying to get something deposited into my bank account and they have the wallet address but they want me to verify that it's a static so the address didn't change. Aug 20 at 20:00
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A wallet can have many addreses not just one.

Each of those addresses lasts forever and never changes. You can receive as many transactions as you want to any address that you pick.

Re-using one address means a loss of privacy (other people can see transactions to that address) - this is why your wallet creates a new address every time you click the address button.

Elsewhere in your wallet's menus you will find a list of all generated addresses. It might just show the ones that have already received money but some wallets will allow you to see all the addresses, including ones that have not yet been used in any transaction.


Your question and comments use words like "account", "deposited", "bank account" but remember Bitcoin is cash, not an account.

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There really isn't ever a reason to have a static bitcoin address, as @Murch mentioned in the comments, doing so has very real downsides, and no real upside.

That said, your wallet will (and should) present you with a new address for each and every payment you receive, however, any past address your wallet has presented to you will continue to work to receive funds in the future.

In other words, if you open your wallet and copy down the address, but then open/close your wallet 100 times (and get presented with 100 different addresses in the process), that won't change anything about the validity of that original address. You can still receive funds to it, it is still a part of your wallet. Any good wallet will eventually contain a large collection of addresses!

I'm trying to get something deposited into my bank account and they have the wallet address but they want me to verify that it's a static...

I'm curious who the 'they' is in this. Its hard to say without more information, but odd requests like this are sometimes the hallmarks of a scammer.

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