I bought some bitcoins a few years ago using Bitcoin Core.

I have since discarded my computer as it broke.

Where/how can I find my bitcoins?

  • quick reply: in your backup, you should have a file called "wallet.dat". No backup = no keys = lost funds. Search the forum, there are many questions like yours... You might then answer the qwuestion yourself, so it can get closed. – pebwindkraft Nov 28 '17 at 12:19
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is too localized. There is no way to provide a canonical answer since it depends on your prior actions, such as taking a backup. – Max Vernon Nov 28 '17 at 17:41

If you recover your wallet.dat file, you can import it into a working bitcoin node and sweep the wallet. You must have access to the hard drive of the broken computer.

Your wallet.dat file can be located at:
~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/

You can also import the .dat file into blockchain.com which naturally I do not recommend since it defeats the purpose of decentralization.

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  • Thanks for your response. However, as the computer was thrown away, I do not have access to the hard drive. Can I not access them online somehow? – Daisyur92 Nov 29 '17 at 10:05
  • If you can access them online, someone else can too. Unless you, today, hold the private keys to the wallet you lost, those bitcoins are gone in a limbo forever. – Monstrum Nov 30 '17 at 15:08
  • Is there no way of accessing them using my email, payment details or computer reference? – Daisyur92 Dec 1 '17 at 16:30

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