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I just made the huge mistake to sent BCH from Exodus to my BTC wallet in bitfinex. Can I by any chance get my BCH back?

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They will be recoverable, but only by the exchange the money was sent to.

  • Can you be more specific? I am pretty new in this crypto-world, so all help would be much appreciated! @eponymous – Karen Marie Steffensen Nov 28 '17 at 13:23
  • Bitfinex will need to assist you to recover your mis-directed transaction. – Anonymous Nov 28 '17 at 13:26
  • bitfinex expects that you send btc to address xy, because xy is a wallet of bitfinex. so bitfinex has the privatekey of xy. but you sent some bch to xy on the bch-blockchain. the private key of xy is the same on the bch- and on the btc-blockchain. so bitfinex can (if bitfinex is accommodating) send your bch back to you. (or bitfinex could deposit this bch-value to your bitfinex-bch-wallet.) they can definitively, but they must not. this depends probably on the effort of a bitfinex-employee – anion Nov 28 '17 at 16:13
  • @KarenMarieSteffensen, please don't use crypto to mean cryptocurrencies. crypto == cryptography, not cryptocurrencies – Daniel Serodio Dec 1 '17 at 20:37
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Its nearly impossible to recover. The BTC address you sent the BCH to is (very much possible) not even owned by anyone.

  • actually, you can use the private key from the BTC wallet to create a BCH wallet. Of course, this only works if you have the private key for the BTC wallet, which the OP clearly does have. – Max Vernon Nov 28 '17 at 17:15
  • @MaxVernon, it is my wallet but I do not know how to find my private key in Bitfinex? I have found it in Exodus, but that does not help me out does it? – Karen Marie Steffensen Nov 28 '17 at 19:23
  • No, you'd need the key for the bitfinex account. Contact bitfinex to see if they can help you. – Max Vernon Nov 28 '17 at 20:11

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