Create Addresses

Overview

Whenever possible, we recommend creating a new receive addresses for every transaction, as this enhances your privacy. There's no limit to the number of addresses you can create. However, there may be coin-specific differences in between cryptocurrencies. For more details, see Coin Specific.

Prerequisites

Steps

  • SDK
  • API
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 const { BitGo } = require('bitgo'); // Fill in with actual access token const accessToken = '<your_actual_access_token>'; // Initialize the SDK const bitgo = new BitGo({ accessToken: accessToken, env: 'custom', customRootURI: 'https://app.bitgo.com', }); const wallet = await bitgo.coin('tbtc').wallets().generateWallet({ label: 'my hot Wallet', passphrase: 'VerySecurePassword1234', }); const address = await wallet.createAddress(); console.log(JSON.stringify(address, undefined, 2));

Note: Some networks, such as Ethereum, don't immediately return a new multisignature address, since creating a new address requires a blockchain transaction. The blockchain must confirm this transaction before you can use the address. The parameter pendingChainInitialization identifies if an address is awaiting confirmation.

You can save the wallet ID in the response, then wait for the blockchain to confirm the address before using it.

Step Result

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 { "id": "631283e10e052800066295e210da142a", "address": "2N9wCEV3KGEFsyo9xoUGjVYaSVwjSueutjz", "chain": 10, "index": 2, "coin": "tbtc", "wallet": "6312824bf3281c0006fedaad1d667e67", "coinSpecific": { "redeemScript": "00200fdaf19ad268ab964d2e3fd352b69365d29d7a61cca4224eb5ef2b05fdcab106", "witnessScript": "522103938ad2f9cb72f6d2001927afaa1f0fc66ed377ac0d19712565447d4c6b17c1db2102ccbaceae6b7bc2d34eec97787f8159dd2152a62103470f87c6736b0650b60aff2102c5b2bc81c2678d225f1defbe0e7acb48aca06fe15ea8beb107e4b729d788cf3e53ae" }, "addressType": "p2shP2wsh", "keychains": [ { "id": "6312824b86f4aa0007dd283d1253ac33", "pub": "xpub661MyMwAqRbcEeuE59B7icbdeDQYFbCTxLRCjSkVYZmgKUZzwjwdXW1V8X33gRmR3LjQsFK9EbzgZ9NezZW2Wj55mScfPHwPitaGdiKJAe8", "ethAddress": "0x94bbb7c3582ae9fbb829daa9fd81e112184df260", "source": "user", "type": "independent", "encryptedPrv": "{\"iv\":\"T+GU0GhX4XHRRg2ohnzp1w==\",\"v\":1,\"iter\":10000,\"ks\":256,\"ts\":64,\"mode\":\"ccm\",\"adata\":\"\",\"cipher\":\"aes\",\"salt\":\"Yn45uWDyOuM=\",\"ct\":\"dbc8wRJU0art3tW6R/wCs2X3F8Fx4cS+sYw1/rPewTqgwuBoUUn+TO2otaxiWaw1lRKjF3mP+2IHTUif6W2n9ByCiva+xWO8l45nxWMG8RHABA5h0mmNZCZzNAD+0Eyd7MuU/9u0tqI81HBJcppgGu0FegdXbKc=\"}" }, { "id": "6312824bb6b93a00078c5624bc86a9b6", "pub": "xpub661MyMwAqRbcFbRoBvNZ7hmNLD1E67drVGYjVQGBPBeZFRowbPnDNPdKK9c7oq19ekqrAQrJJjPVzepH1dDCJWdLu6Vjgt6BWuToUnkfxDw", "ethAddress": "0xbecce05e0b880092bd0d2c85b368ec563751b266", "source": "backup", "type": "independent" }, { "id": "6312824b86f4aa0007dd284157374ba2", "pub": "xpub661MyMwAqRbcGcpsPgX4ZuS4PP7FHW7JzuDLeydN3iF66vka87L6SNaLMc3k4EUUnbFHswyEBX6SXsoQVH6MUvNjFAGGKB5xekSAe2yP5ne", "ethAddress": "0xc3a3c72b10d5b448533ff18b3254ca6bbf0d1ba3", "source": "bitgo", "type": "independent", "isBitGo": true } ] }

Next Steps

Create Wallet Policies

See Also

API Reference: Create Address