I have recently downloaded and installed the Bitcoin core software for Windows. It is still currently syncing at 10.89%. I am unable to find the wallet address anywhere in the application itself. If you could please point out what I am missing here. Do I have to wait until the sync is complete or can I retrieve my wallet address and begin receiving some transactions.
I am unable to find the wallet address anywhere in the application itself.
Little confusion here, there is no one wallet <==> one address.
Your wallet is handling many keys, hence many addresses. You could see addresses as invoices (it has been proposed to rename them to "invoice addresses" btw).
You can (security-wise) but should not (privacy-wise) reuse such invoice addresses.
If you could please point out what I am missing here.
Assuming you run bitcoin-qt. In order to receive coins, go to the
Receive tab and click on
You will be given a fresh new invoice address.