I want to withdraw my BCH (BCC) in Bitfinex to transfer to Bittrex. I selected BTC to deposit address. In conclusion I sent wrong currency address. There is no system to warn us "You input wrong currency address".

Can anyone guide me to recovering the coins?

  • Did you get the address from Bittrex? Maybe they can add the BTC private key to your BCC account and recover your funds. You should contact them.
    – erols
    Sep 27 '17 at 14:37
  • I openned a ticket yesterday, I am waiting their response. I got TXID and adress. Sep 27 '17 at 14:45
  • Did you ever got your Bitcoin back? Dec 23 '17 at 22:19
  • They gave info as "we couldn't supply your private key". They are doing nothing due to my transaction was under 5K USD. I sent reply that I am accepting the cost but no reply. How ı can solve I don't know. Dec 25 '17 at 9:30

This is technology but inside of this, there is no system to warn us "You input wrong currency adrress".

That is because Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash addresses are completely indistinguishable (Bitcoin Cash copied Bitcoin entirely which includes the address prefixes). There is no way for a system to warn you that you entered the wrong address because both are valid Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash addresses and there is no distinction between them, i.e. a Bitcoin address is a Bitcoin Cash address and vice versa.

The only thing you can do is to contact Bittrex and see if they can do anything. In theory they can because they control the private key for that address and Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash private keys share the same identical-ness properties of addresses.

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