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Does the long string of numbers / letters start with a 5, L or K? If so, that's your private key. DO NOT POST THAT STRING ONLINE.
You can import that private key into a bitcoin wallet. Download breadwallet.
iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/breadwallet/id885251393
Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet
Setup the wallet properly (write down the word list on paper, no screenshots!)
Once that's done, you can go into the menu -> settings -> import wallet and scan the QR code. If that's not the private key QR, you'll need something to turn the string into a QR code. Make sure you don't type it in to a website!
Hope that helps!
The beta program will always have a functionally equivalent version, usually just a single build newer. However, if you want fewer updates, you can remove yourself from the beta program by going to the play store page and scroll down past "users also installed". There is a note that says "you're a beta tester" with an option to leave the beta program.
Thanks for being a beta tester!
or BRD. There are certainly *better* wallets... but for a beginner, BRD is very user friendly. It'll help you get the job done quickly and easily.
1) Install BRD
2) backup the 12 words securely and privately on paper
3) Get the receive address in BRD wallet of Bitcoin , and within blockchain.com wallet send your btc out to brd wallet with that receive address
4) buy your vpn service
The App Store descriptions say it all:
"Breadwallet connects directly to the bitcoin network. This means that there are no servers to get hacked or go down - your funds are always safe. Even if your phone is lost, damaged or stolen, you can easily recover your funds using your personal recovery phrase."
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet
ƀreadwallet is also on Android.
Make sure you use the official Google Play store and not some 3rd-party site. Third party APK sites have a higher risk of modifying the app to steal your money.
If I had to pick an Android wallet I'd probably do BRD or Edge Wallet, but I'm not an expert on android wallets.
If you're considering using a Bitcoin ATM, beware of large fees hidden in exchange rates. I've seen companies charge a hidden 8-15% fee by marking up their price above the TradeBlock XBX index, and then charge an additional fee on top of that! You should also compare the prices and fees to your nearest LibertyX location if there are any near you.
Is this the app you're referring to? --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet
Bread's available on Android too (I thought it wasn't): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet
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Mobile wallets will allow you to "sweep" your coins to an address on your wallet. (Or move funds to your wallet) IE: say I've stored .5 BTC on a paper wallet for a year. Now I want to spend it. I would sweep the entire .5 BTC to an address on my mobile wallet
On Bread Wallet (iOS / Android) the option is "import private key"
[Although breadwallet uses "import private key" verbiage, they actually "sweep" your funds from cold storage/paper wallet to the mobile app. Confirmed with their tech support 21-October-2016]
On Mycelium (iOS / Android) use the "Cold Storage" option
For further security, you should always import/move the entire amount of a paper wallet address. And it's a good idea not to use that address again.
(edit:links & breadwallet info)
Circle is great for buying, but use a local wallet for funds, check out breadwallet on Android. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet
It's on Android too!