How Do I Access My Bitcoin & Check My Bitcoin Balance?

Exodus Wallet - Access and Store Your Bitcoin

If you are new to Bitcoin or need a refresher course on how to manage it, we are here to help.

Typically, before you can access Bitcoin, you must first have a place to store it. You can do so by getting a Bitcoin Wallet. The next step would be to acquire Bitcoin through means of purchasing, mining, or exchanging for it.

If you are acquiring Bitcoin from any online platform, usually that service will provide you with a Bitcoin Wallet for holding your funds in.

For example, If you have signed up for a service like Coinbase, you simply would log in using their website or mobile app, and on the dashboard, you will see your available balance.

Here is a list of platforms where you can buy Bitcoin from. These platforms also provide you with a Bitcoin Wallet where you can check your balance and monitor your transaction activity:

Buying Bitcoin

The above mentioned not only allow you to buy Bitcoin but also store it by providing you with a Bitcoin Wallet. For those who want a wallet that is exclusively for holding Bitcoin & crypto-only, you can go either with an online wallet, desktop wallet, or the safest option, a hardware wallet.

Desktop Wallets are Bitcoin Wallets that you download onto your computer. An example is Exodus Wallet. Once installed and registered, you simply log in by entering your username and password. Once you are on the dashboard, you have the ability to send and receive Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies.

Here is a list of platforms that provide you with a Bitcoin Wallet where you can access them online through their website, through the mobile app or your desktop computer:

Bitcoin Wallets


Accessing your Bitcoin or checking your Bitcoin balance is relatively easy. It all comes down to where you are currently storing your Bitcoin (wallet) and if you have acquired any to begin with.
To access Bitcoin, first you must get a Bitcoin Wallet, then acquire Bitcoin by either purchasing it, mining it, or exchanging it from a fiat currency.

Services like CashApp, Coinbase, and Gemini provide you with both a means of purchasing Bitcoin and giving you a wallet to store it on.

8 Replies to “How Do I Access My Bitcoin & Check My Bitcoin Balance?

  1. In this article, you never said how to check your balance. I bought $10 or 20 worth 10 years ago when Bitcoin was $.13 a coin. Then I forgot about it. I’m currently combing through my old laptop, looking for the keys. When I find them, I wanna know how many I have. I need to check my balance which you failed to address in this article, in spite of the title you gave. Please clarify. I’m downloaded wallet yesterday, but I don’t see any option to punch in my keys if I’m not selling.

    1. Hi, thanks for your comment. This article is for new people who are looking to access their accounts on any one of the platforms mentioned for the first time.

      What you are looking to do is Recover your missing Bitcoin. Your Bitcoin is never lost as it’s on the blockchain. All you need is your Private Keys (if you don’t have this, you can’t recover anything). If you have them, create an account with, select Bitcoin, then select import wallet using your Private Keys.

      If successful, you will have recovered all of your Bitcoin. Hope this helps you. Good luck!

  2. Hi my name is Glenrose and I purchased bitcoin last year 2020 june 29.i want to check my balance to see how much I have and make withdrawal.

    1. Do you remember where you have purchased Bitcoin from? Was it from a website or Bitcoin ATM? First figure out which BTC Wallet Addresses you have, then log into every website you previously used.

  3. Can bitcoin be accessed if the grid goes down and or there is no internet, or if one is not allowed access to internet use? Can bitcoin be accessed via written instruction somehow?

    1. If the internet were to go down, you can access your Bitcoin only if your are using cold storage wallets like the Trezor One or Ledger Nano.

      Some computer wallets like Exodus when paired with your hardware wallet acts as cold storage as well.

  4. I can’t get into my account for nearly a year and finally got to talk to FOUR of your people who said they would be able to transfer my funds to a different account and still not transferred.

    1. Four people from where? We never contacted you and don’t offer any Bitcoin services. Please be careful who you converse with, there are many scammers pretending to be customer support (from various companies and recovery services) who are looking to take people’s money.

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