I received a small payment from a coinbase transaction, but I haven't been mining nor I have signed up on a mining pool. Does this happen when someone accidentally sets my address instead of theirs when they mine? I think the probability for that to happen is pretty low.

  • Bitcoin mainnet? Can you provide info about the tx like txid?
    – JBaczuk
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 17:46
  • Do you have a tx hash? Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 17:48
  • I sorted it out and posted an answer. Didn't want to post the tx hash due to privacy reasons. Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 17:50

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Interestingly, it was a withdrawal from earn.com I made a few months ago which I forgot about. Wondering if they mine on their own.

  • Possibly, but whoever was mining also owned the coins Earn.com used to spend to you, unless the miner didn't want all of the reward (not likely).
    – JBaczuk
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 17:58

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