I sent a payment of 0.9995 bitcoins back in April to my MtGox account. However I just checked and it has 0 confirmations. Additionally it doesn't show in my wallet or my MtGox account. Is it lost? Can I get it back?

  • What is the wallet address? – user1068446 Oct 21 '13 at 8:22
  • Or the transaction ID would also be helpful. – cdecker Oct 21 '13 at 12:01
  • Was the output perhaps spent in another conflicting transaction? – Murch Oct 21 '13 at 14:26
  • those questions are very important to answer. but it is possible(but I only saw this happen twice) to get back if there was an error in your client making the transaction invalid... Sadly it would be considered a double spend... but it would make the first problematic transfer be rejected, and you could spend your money. – Joe White Oct 21 '13 at 16:29
  • What wallet service are you using? – Murch Oct 21 '13 at 16:38

If your transaction from April still has no confirmation, it would be feasible to create another transaction that spends the same input to yourself. You could hope that your new transaction would be verified first, which would invalidate the other transaction and salvage your coins.


Run this option when starting bitcoin-qt:


I've had this exact same issue several times with other coins and it works like magic.

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