How to add BCH address from Coinbase to FaucetHub

You are Coinbase user and you fail to add your BCH address to FaucetHub? All you got is a message ‘Invalid Address The address you entered does not appear to be a valid BCH address’. Let me explain you, how to add BCH address from Coinbase to FaucetHub.

First, you need to know that there’re so-called CashAddr addresses and the legacy ones. To deal with the FaucetHub you need a legacy address. Coinbase has a clear article in the FAQ. Let me shorten it and show you what to do.

Login to your Coinbase Account > Select Tools > Addresses > Select Bitcoin Cash (BCH) from the dropdown box > locate your rejected send address > Click Details

When you click “Details” you will see two addresses.

The first address will be a CashAddr address, the second is the legacy address.

Here’s how it looks like.

How to add BCH address from Coinbase to FaucetHub
How to add BCH address from Coinbase to FaucetHub

Follow the details link in the right column. You are there!

Copy your legacy address
Copy your legacy address

Copy the address you see in the legacy string and paste it into the FaucetHub BCH address box. Done, now you can collect as much BCH as you are able.

Another recommendation from the Coinbase staff is to use an official address converter.

Coinbase is great online wallet but FaucetHub users have same issues with the LTC. There’s no simple way to add LTC address from Coinbase to FaucetHub. I’d better advise you to create an account on block.io, they give users addresses FaucetHub accepts. But if you are a loyal Coinbase user, you may test a P2SH Converter. Just paste your LTC Coinbase address into the box and press convert. You’ll get an address FaucetHub will accept. I’ve added an address I got this way to FaucetHub. Please note I didn’t try to send any transaction to it so if you want to test this address please send not much LTC.

 

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