I've read many other threads like this and it seems to be the common consensus that to recover BCH sent to a BTC address, just use the private key inside a BCH compatible wallet. Well, I did that, and there are no coins showing, nor the address that I originally sent the BCH to (which has 100+ confirmations already).

Not really sure what to do in this case. The wallet which I originally sent the BCH to was a Bitcoin wallet in the Copay app.

  • Is it a segwit address? – Raghav Sood Jun 30 at 4:08
  • @RaghavSood, it was legacy I believe, but I don't see how that's relevant, because there are no filled addresses at all in my BCH or BTC wallets related to this private key. I know the private key is valid because I've used it for BTC many times before, and usually keep it empty. It's just, when I load this private key under both BCH and BTC wallets, they're all totally empty. Yet, the address itself, which was generated by Copay from this private key, is showing a received BCH transaction. – Johnmm Jun 30 at 4:34
  • Segwit matters because it does not exist on the BCH network. If it is a segwit address, you need to reach out to a miner such as BTC.com to get the coins back safely. Do you have a txid? – Raghav Sood Jun 30 at 7:42

To recover Bitcoin Cash (BCH) from a Bitpay/Copay BTC wallet, please follow the steps below: 1. Within the Bitpay/Copay app, navigate to Settings 2. Select the desired Bitcoin wallet then tap on More Options 3. Tap on the Duplicate ( Bitcoin Cash ) option

Duplicating the BTC wallet will create a BCH wallet in your BitPay or Copay app with the BCH balance.

The option above to duplicate is not available for multi-sig BTC wallets, and you will need to use the recovery tool to recover BCH funds sent to a multi-sig BTC wallet.

Then, please clear your history cache. To do so, please open up your BitPay app and do the following steps:

  • Settings > Wallet > More Options > Transaction History > Clear cache

And finally, scan for addresses.

  • Settings > Wallet > More Options > Wallet Addresses > Scan addresses for funds

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