0

If you mistakenly sent a BTC transfer to a deleted wallet with a lost recovery phrase and the transaction is still on blockchain.com. Is there a way to get the transaction placed in a blockchain account or sent to another wallet? The transaction says it's been mined and has a block number, does that mean I lost it? If so how long would I have to recover if there is any possible way?

1
  • Best contact customer support of the wallet your are using if you are having trouble with it. Commented Jan 14 at 20:20

1 Answer 1

2

A confirmed Bitcoin transaction cannot be undone. The money is under the control of whoever knows the private-key for the receiving address.

If the receiving address is one for which nobody has the private-key, then that money can never be spent.

If the wallet was non-custodial, was deleted, no backups kept and the recovery-phrase lost, there is no way to obtain the private-key.

If a non-custodial wallet was very recently deleted and the computer taken out of use, there may be a tiny chance that data-recovery tools can retrieve the deleted wallet data from a low-level copy of the disk or other persistent storage used.

If the wallet, and its data, was password protected and no details of the password are known then even a recovered data file is of no use.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.