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This feature allows single-tap broadcast of freshly-signed transactions from a COLDCARD and hopefully others soon(tm)

PSBT ==[SD|QR|NFC]==> COLDCARD signed TXN ==[NFC tap]==> Phone Browser ==> TXN Broadcast by node

Once enabled with a URL, the COLDCARD will show the NFC animation after signing the transaction. When the user taps their phone, the phone will see an NFC tag with URL inside. That URL contains the signed transaction ready to go, and once opening in the mobile browser of the phone, that URL will load. The page will connect to a Bitcoin node and send the transaction on the public Bitcoin network.

This feature is available on Q and Mk4 and requires NFC to be enabled. See Settings > NFC Push Tx to enable.

URL Protocol Spec

The URL contains the signed transaction in base64url and an truncated SHA-256 checksum.

Read the full specification here.

Public Services

We know of the following services that your Coldcard can use:

You can also host your own backend and there may be other services out there we don’t know about.

Roll Your Own

This github repo contains the source for the code hosted at Coldcard.com/pushtx for your review or to replace and personalize. It also is the source for this website (pushtx.org).

A single-file (html and javascript) file is available at from pushtx.org or slightly more directly from the github repo. You can host this file anywhere your phone can reach, and then use that URL in your COLDCARD settings. It uses your phone’s browser to submit to mempool.space and blockstream.info sites (both at same time). It is equivalent to the page hosted at https://coldcard.com/pushtx#

It’s not hard to write your own code to submit a signed transaction to your node directly using the RPC-JSON protocol. For maximum privacy, that would be best, since there is no need to involve outside services.


Example URL