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I want to add a Donate Bitcoin button to my website(s). I want to create a Bitcoin wallet with a permanent address for receiving donations. How would I do this?

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Just generate a new address and put it on your website. Not sure what you mean by permanent, all addresses are permanent as long as you keep the private key safe.

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  • My address changes every time I press receive. – anonymous Aug 9 '17 at 22:39
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    But there's nothing stopping you reusing ones you've already generated, by clicking receive you are generating more, but not replacing the old ones – MeshCollider Aug 9 '17 at 22:41
  • But that means that the number of addresses is limited... – anonymous Aug 9 '17 at 22:43
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    Yes, but that limit is massive, so high that it's never going to be reached. There are 2^160 possible bitcoin addresses, an incomprehensibly large number – MeshCollider Aug 9 '17 at 22:53
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    Suggesting to reuse addresses it pretty bad for privacy, but it's certainly the easiest way. – Pieter Wuille Aug 9 '17 at 23:55
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Do not use a web wallet. Install Bitcoin Core or Electrum on your workstation and create a new receiving address, it will be valid permanently.

Re-using addresses is a privacy reduction but, there is no easily implemented alternative if placing a button on a web page unless you are tech savvy to setup a backend script.

Set a strong, secure password that you will never forget on your wallet to limit who can send payments. Ensure that you make a safe, secure and verified backup of your wallet and/or your wallet seed phrase and keep it up to date.

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