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Receiving Tab Electrum wallet screenshot

I've just installed the electrum wallet accordingly said by every other website but wasn't able to find my wallet address under the receiving tab or anywhere as mentioned over the internet.

Addresses tab Electrum Wallet screenshot

Also what are these multiple addresses stated under addresses tab; difference between receiving and change address? Why have so many receiving addresses, have to manage the private key for each.

  • The missing address and qr-code are the issue here too. Observed on both Windows 7 and Windows 10, no address or QR-code showing regardless the settings or restarts. Solved by downgrading to 3.3.8. It just works. – Akseli Palén Aug 2 at 22:05
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Also what are these multiple addresses stated under addresses tab; Why have so many receiving addresses, have to manage the private key for each.

All these addresses are yours and are created from your seed phrase and can be recreated from it in the future (eg. recovering the same wallet using seed phrase), in other words seed phrase is the only thing you need to write down as backup.
You can choose any of them to use, there are multiple and each time you use one a new address will be created to encourage avoiding address reuse.

difference between receiving and change address?

Technically there is no difference, they are all bitcoin addresses and are all created from the same seed phrase. But practically the wallet categorizes them differently so that it can send your change to a different group of addresses to somewhat increase privacy.

wasn't able to find my wallet address under the receiving tab

Not sure why it doesn't show up in this tab, but this tab is a simplification of the Addresses tab where it selects the top unused address and shows it here for you to use. When that address is used, next time it shows the next unused address; all of which can be found in Addresses tab.

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  • thanks man, cleared a lot of things. Respect. – priyanshu bindal Jul 31 at 19:21
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click on request on the receive tab to get an address. optionally you can enter a description before clicking on request. the description will be saved in your wallet and will show up on the history tab when you receive money. this helps you keep track of what the money is for.

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