Hi I'm new to this so may be asking a stupid question.

I just sent a payment for 198.52 mBTC. There were two outputs. One for 196.39 mBTC that arrived. There was another output of 2 mBTC that didn't arrive and wasn't refunded to the first wallet. I looked on google and I read that the 2 mBTC was change for the transaction. Can somebody tell me how I retrieve this 2 mBTC as it's not in my wallet?

Many thanks


You don't need to retrieve it.

Your own wallet created that output, and sent it back to a different address under its own control. Your wallet's balance should reflect this change.

  • Thanks for getting back to me. The issue is that my wallets balance does not reflect this change. The recipient has 196.39 mBTC and I have a balance of zero. the 2 mBTC has disappeared. – Wilbur Aug 6 '17 at 1:11
  • Also I just checked my addresses (receiving and change) and the address the change was outputted to isn't in the list. – Wilbur Aug 6 '17 at 1:18
  • What wallet software? – Pieter Wuille Aug 6 '17 at 2:03
  • I am using Electrum on my Mac. – Wilbur Aug 6 '17 at 9:41

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