I have found a different receiving address within my wallet that is not mine... at least I did not create it. It seems to me that all of my transactions are now going to this new address instead of into my wallet. is there anything that I can do to recover these missing or stolen transactions?

In the debug log file on 1/1/18 I found that Bitcoin 12.0 was restarted and this shortly after, among other things: InitParameterInteraction: parameter interaction: -whitelistforcerelay=1 -> setting -whitelistrelay=1 Seems like someone got in and redirected my transactions. Am I paranoid or did I just get robbed?

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I have found a different receiving address within my wallet that is not mine.

If it is in your wallet then by definition it is yours (unless you added it as a watch-only address which I doubt in this case).

It could be a change address, automatically generated by your wallet to receive change from another transaction you sent. Without more info it is hard to say though.

The -whitelistforcerelay=1 parameter is nothing to worry about, that only relates to the relay of blocks between peers and is nothing to do with your transactions or wallet.

  • I'm not sure but if it is "mine" as part of my wallet then I should still receive the mining transactions into my wallet periodically.... I tried to "choose" between the receiving addresses and could not. If it is a change address then I would think that I would see the transactions within the wallet, but there is no evidence of activity for any address.... I am just not sure how to fix the problem.....
    – user80788
    Mar 29, 2018 at 0:12
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "mining transactions". Can you see the transactions in your wallet? You said you found them in your wallet, you seem to be contradicting yourself Mar 29, 2018 at 0:15
  • I found the different receiving addresses under the file tab in my Bitcoin core wallet.... there are sending and receiving addresses found there. As far as any transactions... the last one was on 12/30/17 and there has not been any since. prior to 12/30/17 transaction were received into my wallet about every 3 or 4 days from the mining equipment that I have.
    – user80788
    Mar 29, 2018 at 0:20
  • In the debug window of Bitcoin Core under the information tab, I see that the "current number of transactions" within the memory pool is active and growing in number which tells me that my mining equipment is functioning and "processing" bitcoin transactions.
    – user80788
    Mar 29, 2018 at 0:43
  • No, you are probably not mining, the number of transactions in the mempool grows because you are connected to the network. To mine you need specialized hardware Mar 29, 2018 at 0:53

usually if your bitcoin was send to the wrong address, you can try undo it while it in the mempool but if it already added to the blockchain then u cant undo it.

this may causes by a virus i used to have where i copy an address and it just made an completely random address.

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