How can I learn who has access the the address that my btc were incorrectly sent to? I look in btc.com and see that the btc was sent and completed, and unspent. It's just sitting somewhere on the blockchain? How can I contact the person who has access to the key?


There is no way to find/contact that person.

You are acting pseudonymously in the bitcoin network. You don't know who owns the adress if the owner doesn't tell you that he/she is the owner.

  • So these btc are just sitting, unspent, in a random node or hash on the blockchain, and there is no way for me to access or request access to them... how can I tell if there is just traffic delaying the transfer of my btc into my exchange? – Jordan Jan 12 '18 at 15:24
  • sorry, I don't understand you second question "how can I tell ...." – ndsvw Jan 12 '18 at 15:29
  • I guess I just want to know what happens to that btc? btc.com shows that it was transacted and unspent. It's frustrating to think that it will just sit there unused. – Jordan Jan 12 '18 at 15:29
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    Once the bitcoins are on that adress (once the transaction is in a block of the blockchain), there is NO way for you to get them back. – ndsvw Jan 12 '18 at 15:53
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    You can consider those coins to be in an unbreakable transparant box that everybody (that knows the location) can forever see, but nobody can ever open. – Christiaan Westerbeek Jan 12 '18 at 21:31

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