I have created a few receiving addresses using iota wallet. Is it safe to send iota to those addresses, or do I have to wait until addresses are confirmed?

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    what do you call a "pending receiving address" ? How did you create them ?
    – ben75
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 22:08
  • If I click on "Generate New Address" in Light Wallet, address appears in history. First status is "Pending", after a while it changes to "Confirmed".
    – bumblebee
    Commented Dec 11, 2017 at 6:21

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Addresses are derived deterministically from the seed.

In order to receive iotas your address doesn't have to be in "confirmed" state. In fact, You could even decide to not attach your receiving address at all, and you would still be able to receive iotas to that address, and spend from it.

It's encouraged to reattach receiving addresses in the current wallet so you can keep track of your addresses, and by attaching you help confirm other transactions.

  • You said it's not necessary to attach a address. How can I generate an address without attaching it? IOTA Wallet only shows one address in GUI
    – bumblebee
    Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 6:12

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