I sent some btc to a btc address, and each time I send btc, it splits into two addresses, only one of them is the real destination address. The recipient said he has not received the btc yet. I checked blockchain info, it shows the destination address (spent) but the other address as (unspent). This is normal, right? When the recipient's wallet address shows spent in the blochain explorer - does it mean that the btc has already appeared in his wallet? Thanks in advance!
The second address your transaction sent to is called a ‘change address’. If you search that term on this site you can learn about what a change address is.
Here is a breakdown of the different status’ blockchain.info reports on their block explorer website:
- if it says ‘unconfirmed’, that means transaction is not yet confirmed (not yet included in a block)
- if it says ‘unspent’, that means the transaction went through, and the funds are still sitting in that address
- If it says ‘spent’, that means the transaction went through, and the recipient has already moved the funds to another new address