Once you've sent a bitcoin payment from CoinJar to an external bitcoin address, that transfer's details (amount sent, sending/receiving bitcoin address, as well as the date of transfer) can be found on the blockchain. This information is then publicly available, and given its own transaction ID - or TXID.
At times, the recipient of your bitcoin transfer may request this transaction ID from you - typically to confirm you've sent the payment successfully. This transaction ID is safe to share - no personal information is sent from your CoinJar to the blockchain. You may also be looking up the transaction on the blockchain to view its status - how many confirmations it has received.
Finding a transaction ID
- Go to a blockchain explorer site such as blockchain.info, BlockCypher, or Block Explorer in a new browser window. Sites such as these can be used to view all bitcoin payments made on the blockchain. There are many sites that can also search the blockchain, and it's up to personal preference which one you use.
- In the 'Search' area, you'll need to enter information that is specific to your bitcoin transaction. Typically, this would be the bitcoin address you made the payment to.
- Once you select 'search', all bitcoin transactions that involve that address will be displayed, newest to oldest.
- If there are a large number of transactions involving that bitcoin address, the easiest way to navigate to your particular transaction is to use your browser's Find feature to search for the exact bitcoin amount you sent. This is usually under 'Edit > Find', or you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + F (macOS) or Control + F (Windows).
- Having found the correct transaction, the transaction ID is displayed as a long string of letters and numbers in the grey bar above the amount from the previous step, just to the left of the transaction time.
- To view the full details of the bitcoin payment, you can visit the transaction ID link. You can then share this link - or just the transaction ID - with your recipient.
If you have any troubles with these instructions, feel free to contact support to request the transaction ID.
Updated: 12 Dec 2017 (AS)
Reviewed:12 Dec 2017 (AS)