To accept payments, you need a modern Bitcoin wallet. Please note CypherpunkPay needs a new and dedicated (“CypherpunkPay only”) wallet, so addresses generated by CypherpunkPay won’t clash with your manual usage.
If presented with a choice pick the native segwit (also known as P2WPKH) type of wallet. Don’t worry, this should be the default for any modern wallet.
Advanced Users: CypherpunkPay only supports P2WPKH. This implies legacy wallets are not supported (P2PKH, P2SH, P2WPKH-nested-in-P2SH). This also implies multisig wallets are currently not supported.
mainnet in your config.
In your wallet software, find “xpub” or “zpub” string and copy-paste it to your CypherpunkPay config:
[wallets] btc_network = mainnet # Bitcoin mainnet xpub or zpub key btc_mainnet_account_xpub = PASTE-HERE-YOUR-XPUB-OR-ZPUB-STRING
This will allow CypherpunkPay to generate addresses and check for incoming payments, even though CypherpunkPay does not have your private key. The xpub/zpub does not allow for sending funds, but it is sensitive privacy-wise. You should treat it like a secret despite the misleading “pub” in the name.
For changes to take effect, restart CypherpunkPay:
sudo systemctl restart cypherpunkpay
In your preferred wallet app, click
[Receive] to see the first address. Do not send funds.
In the CypherpunkPay, click donate and verify displayed address is the same as you in your wallet app.
Do example donation to yourself via CypherpunkPay to make sure funds end up in your wallet.
Congratulations, you are ready to go!