I set up MultiBit Wallet 0.5.13 with three wallets and bought 1BTC to practice with.

  • From Wallet 1 I moved .25BTC to Wallet 2,
  • then 0.1 BTC from Wallet 2 to Wallet 3.

Wallets 2 and 3 both have correct balances: There are 0.1499BTC in Wallet 2 and 0.1BTC in wallet 3 (the slight difference was caused by the transaction fee).

However, in Wallet 1, which should have about 0.75BTC, the client shows 1.6695BTC.

When I try to move 1.5BTC out of Wallet 1, it says there are not enough BTC to do that... but the "Balance" shows: 1.6695 in the balance box on the top left when I am on Wallet 1.

Any idea what is happening?

  • Would you happen to have the transaction IDs and/or bitcoin addresses in each wallet so we can see what actually happened on the block chain?
    – John Henry
    Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 19:19
  • Have you attempted a blockchain reset?
    – Gary
    Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 22:06

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My guess is that you have an address (or addresses) in Wallet 1 to which you do not also have the private key. This would account for both having more money that you should as well as the fact that you can't spend it.

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