A payment code is a permanent and reusable code that you can share with anyone. It is tied to your secret words. It looks similar to a bitcoin address but it is longer and starts with
PM8T. Payment Codes in Samourai are the first implementation of the BIP47 Proposal by the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project and are known as PayNym
Unlike a static bitcoin address you can share your payment code publicly without revealing your entire balance or transaction history. Anyone with Samourai Wallet or any wallet that follows the BIP47 proposal can connect to your payment code and generate private bitcoin addresses on demand for sending bitcoin to your wallet.
Read more about PayNyms here.
From the main screen of the wallet press the blue '+' button located on the bottom right of the screen. Tap the purple PayNyms button.
From the PayNyms screen, tap the share icon in the toolbar. This will bring up a QR code and a string of text beginning in 'PM8T'.
The text beginning with 'PM8T' is your payment code. You can Tap the text to copy it to your clipboard.
You can also share a copy of the QR code image of your payment code by tapping the share icon in the toolbar.
Just like others can connect to your payment code to send you payments, you can also connect to others as well. Once you have connected to a payment code, you can create on demand bitcoin addresses for sending to that contact.
You can share your payment code and find other payment codes to connect to on our free payment code directory https://paynym.is