How to create a Bitcoin wallet

Creating a Bitcoin wallet on BlueWallet is easy.

You can either click on the “Add now” button or the “+” icon in the top right corner

BlueWallet's first page

That will take you to the “add wallet” screen.

Adding a new wallet

In the “add wallet” screen, you can choose between a Bitcoin wallet and a Lightning wallet.

Add bitcoin wallet page

For Bitcoin, click on the Bitcoin button. (If you want to create a Lightning wallet, see this guide.)

You may also name your wallet, or leave the default name.

Advanced options

If you have “Advanced mode” enabled in general settings, you’ll see more options for creating the wallet.

Add Bitcoin wallet with advanced options

Wallet type

The first group of options is for the wallet type:

HD SegWit (BIP84 Bech32 Native)


SegWit (P2SH)


HD SegWit (BIP49 PS2H)


Manual entropy

BlueWallet supports manual entropy. See here for more details.

When you’re ready, you can click on “Create” to make your new wallet.

Importing a wallet

Instead of creating a new wallet, you can chose to import a wallet from another source or a wallet that you’ve previously created on BlueWallet.

Click on “Import wallet” to open the import screen.

Import wallet

In this text area you can post your: mnemonic, private key or WIF.



Private key




??? What else can the user import

After you’ve entered your import source in the text area, click “Import” to create an imported wallet.

Scanning or importing a file

What is this feature for??? What can you scan? What type of file can you import?

Help and documentation
How to create a Lightning wallet