Bitcoin QR Code Generator Tool

Bitcoin QR Code Generator

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Add the Bitcoin QR Code Maker icon to your website or (d)app.

Incorporating the Bitcoin QR Code Maker icon into your website or application grants both you and your users swift and effortless access to create Bitcoin QR codes. Seamlessly integrate the icon into your project by utilizing the provided HTML snippet below.

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Getting started.

For those of you who are new to the crypto space we want to give you a brief explanation of what cryptos are. We also want to give you a short description of what a QR code is and how it relates to crypto. For the more experienced crypto user you may be interested in our quick start guide below on how to use and integrate our Bitcoin QR code generator API.

What is a crypto?

Crypto is virtual or digital money designed to work as a decentralized medium of exchange. Crypto is short for cryptography and is how it secures and verifies transactions.

The amazing math behind crypto is also how it controls the creation of new crypto tokens or coins — like Bitcoin for example.

Bitcoin is like gold in many ways and just like gold it requires work and energy to "extract" and cannot be created out of thin air. It must be "mined" via mathematical means.

Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen.

What is a QR code?

QR codes (quick response codes) are static images made up of squares that are arranged inside a square grid usually on a white background for better contrast when scanning. These codes can be read by devices such as a camera. The data read in these patterns are present horizontal and vertically.

These matrix type barcodes were created in Japan for the Japanese automotive industry. QR codes are simply machine-readable labels via optical scanning which contains information about just about anything you want.

Most QR codes contain information about a website URL (uniform resource locator), URI (uniform resource identifier), address, email, etc. There are four types of standardized encodings used when generating QR codes (alphanumeric, byte or binary, numeric and kanji).

How does the Bitcoin QR code generator work?

Converting a crypto wallet sending or receiving address into a QR code format is an easy way of making or receiving payments. Many crypto wallets and (d)apps support the scanning of QR codes.

You can create your wallet QR code for scanning by entering a public wallet address into the field marked "wallet address" located in the top section of our website and pressing the generate your QR code button. Once generated you can download it and save it for use on a website or share it with your friends.

Why use a Bitcoin QR code generator?

Today's projects in the crypto space have a pretty good incentive to facilitate crypto payments for their users. Our Bitcoin QR code generator helps make this process simple and reliable. All you need is a quick scan from your smart phones camera to acquire the sending or receiving address.

Bitcoin wallet addresses as well as other types of cryptocurrencies are made up of a series of letters and numbers that can be longer than 34 characters. This makes it very inconvenient to have to enter manually by hand each time you need to send or request a payment. So by using our app that long address can be turned into a QR code ready to scan quickly and easily.

Public wallet address vs. private wallet address (private key).

There is more to a public wallet address than just the address itself. It also has a corresponding private address (private key) for each of your public addresses. The Bitcoin private key is a random string of numbers that allows Bitcoin to only be spent by the person in possession of this number.

The public wallet address is generated using the private key but it's virtually mathematically impossible to reverse the process and generate the private key only using the public address. Other blockchain crypto addresses such as Ethereum and Monero work on this same principal and in very similar ways. Usually — the only difference is the address format.

Understanding the different Bitcoin public address formats for QR code generation.

Diving into the intricacies of Bitcoin address formats is essential for understanding efficient and secure transactions, especially in QR code generation. Bitcoin addresses encompass diverse formats, each with unique technical characteristics and advantages. The original format, known as legacy addresses or Pay-to-Public-Key-Hash (P2PKH) addresses, begins with 1. It remains widely used, derived from the public key hash and compatible with older Bitcoin software.

A Pay-to-Script-Hash (P2SH), also known as a script address, allows for the incorporation of extra rules and features into the address. These script addresses are frequently employed for multi-signature (multi-sig) addresses, where the transaction authorization demands signatures from multiple keys. Script addresses are identifiable by their initial digit 3, and can include both uppercase and lowercase characters.

Bech32 or Pay-to-Witness-Public-Key-Hash (P2WPKH) addresses, identified by the prefix bc1q, introduce improved error detection and space efficiency through a distinct checksum algorithm, elevating the accuracy of address input.

The latest innovation in Bitcoin address formats are Taproot addresses or Pay-to-Taproot (P2TR), which prioritize privacy and flexibility. Taproot addresses start with bc1p and are case insensitive. Taproot addresses are compatible with both single-key and multi-signature setups. This compatibility enables advanced features like smart contracts, enhancing transaction efficiency, reducing fees, and bolstering privacy. Activated through the BIP-341 proposal, Taproot represents a pivotal advancement for the Bitcoin network.

Where can I find the public wallet address for my crypto?

Depending on the type of crypto and wallet you have, the way to obtain a public wallet address can be different for each of them. If you don't yet have a wallet then a good place to start is by getting your first Bitcoin wallet address at They even have an easy step by step wizard to help you in selecting a wallet to store your Bitcoin securely.

How can I generate a Bitcoin wallet address?

To generate a Bitcoin wallet address, you can use a variety of online or offline wallet providers such as Electrum, Mycelium, or These platforms offer a simple interface to generate a Bitcoin wallet address and associated private key. To create a new wallet address, you'll typically need to select the "create new wallet" or "generate new address" option and follow the prompts.

Your new Bitcoin wallet address will be a long string of alphanumeric characters that is unique to your wallet, and it can be used to send and receive Bitcoin transactions. It is important to keep your private key secure and to back up your wallet data in case of loss or damage to your device.

How do I make a QR code for my Bitcoin address?

  1. First select the type of crypto you would like a QR code for — for example Bitcoin.
  2. Enter a public wallet address into the field marked "wallet address".
  3. Then press the "generate your QR code" button.
  4. Your QR code is now ready to download or scan.

What types of cryptocurrencies do you support for generating QR codes?

The following are the major cryptocurrencies our Bitcoin QR code generator app currently supports. Use our contact form if you would like us to add your crypto. With enough demand we will be happy to include yours.

Does your app have an API (application programming interface) that I can use?

Yes. Using our Bitcoin QR code generator API — you can create QR code images yourself. We tried to make the API rather straightforward, even for beginners. Here is a list of some of the important features.

Below are some simple HTML examples of how to use the API with your website or (d)app. For more detailed documentation you can visit our API and widgets page.

API Quick Start Guide

Try the crypto QR code API out and create an image.

Enter the following URL into your favorite browsers address bar and you'll get a Bitcoin QR code with the embedded data of — bitcoin:1M5m1DuGw4Wyq1Nf8sfoKRM6uA4oREzpCX

Bitcoin QR code API example

Sample API crypto QR code output of URL above.

Now just replace the example Bitcoin address with your own or change the crypto style to represent the type of crypto you need to generate a QR code for.

Once you obtain the API URL address, integrating it into your website or (d)app is a breeze. Simply use the APIs URL as the image location. Now your website or (d)app is ready to harness the power of our API. Take a look at the following HTML markup example to get started.

<img src=";address=1M5m1DuGw4Wyq1Nf8sfoKRM6uA4oREzpCX" height="150" width="150" alt="Bitcoin QR Code">

300 by 300 pixels is the default base QR code size but in the above example you can adjust the image size smaller if needed while still maintaining the image resolution. Just be sure to make both the height and width the same dimensions.

Here are the style names with HTML markup snippets and corresponding image outputs for all the current QR code generator crypto types available.

Crypto QR code style example: Bitcoin

Bitcoin QR code API example
API style parameter: bitcoin
Address: 1M5m1DuGw4Wyq1Nf8sfoKRM6uA4oREzpCX

<img src=";address=(Bitcoin public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Bitcoin QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Ethereum

Ethereum QR code API example
API style parameter: ethereum
Address: 0x30FC622428e7221944C8eDB63244b533785BA540

<img src=";address=(Ethereum public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Ethereum QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash QR code API example
API style parameter: bitcoincash
Address: 1M5m1DuGw4Wyq1Nf8sfoKRM6uA4oREzpCX

<img src=";address=(Bitcoin Cash public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Bitcoin Cash QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Litecoin

Litecoin QR code API example
API style parameter: litecoin
Address: 3CDJNfdWX8m2NwuGUV3nhXHXEeLygMXoAj

<img src=";address=(Litecoin public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Litecoin QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Bitcoin SV

Bitcoin SV QR code API example
API style parameter: bitcoinsv
Address: 1M5m1DuGw4Wyq1Nf8sfoKRM6uA4oREzpCX

<img src=";address=(Bitcoin SV public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Bitcoin SV QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Monero

Monero QR code API example
API style parameter: monero
Address: 44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A

<img src=";address=(Monero public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Monero QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Dogecoin

Dogecoin QR code API example
API style parameter: dogecoin
Address: A5SRhAhkng82K8Gfa4krptmdZSENF9MML1

<img src=";address=(Dogecoin public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Dogecoin QR Code">

Crypto QR code style example: Cardano

Cardano QR code API example
API style parameter: cardano
Address: DdzFFzCqrhssKTHt8aN3F13AGt944EcM1Qjj97XkBW8Xg1N9hk1cBBTHTjiYtWfnQiJkj468Cu55A4H8d9gT8uhvYangNAEm9EHMJeBd

<img src=";address=(Cardano public address)" height="150" width="150" alt="Cardano QR Code">

Check out our detailed Bitcoin QR code generator API documentation.

Can I trust that my privacy is protected when using a Bitcoin QR code generator?

Bitcoin QR Code Maker creators assure that they respect your privacy. There are no logs or cookies on the platform. For further information about your privacy on our website visit the privacy policy page.

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