I am very new and accidentally loaded funds into a sample wallet on the Bitcoin.org information site instead of my personal wallet.

This happened October 11, 2018.

Would you please help me.


  • Can you provide any more information like the address or how you loaded the funds
    – JBaczuk
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 18:03
  • Absolutely I have screen shots of everything - how can I send you the screenshots Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 18:22
  • Welcome to this site. This is a question answer site meant to be a helpful reference, and not really a one-on-one help site. Anything you can needs to be in the question so it will be helpful for others in the future. If there is any sensitive information such as email address or private keys do not post it.
    – JBaczuk
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 18:28
  • I have my buy crypto receipt and the address of the sample wallet from the bitcoin.org site. So far I have been told to contact Bitcoin.org directly with no luck Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 18:31
  • where did you buy the bitcoin? And did you send it to the sample address?
    – JBaczuk
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 18:34

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Your coins are gone. Sorry.

As KappaDev found, the transaction was confirmed, so it cannot be reversed. The only way those coins can possibly be accessed now is by whoever generated that address, if they still have the private key. It could have been someone working on the web page at bitcoin.org, or it could have been someone from coinspace who provided the image. (I wasn't able to find any image on bitcoin.org with that address in it.)

However, you can see here that several other people sent coins to that address, as far back as 2016. None of them have ever been spent. So it's likely that whoever generated the address no longer has the private key, or never saved it in the first place, or at any rate has no intention of using it. And even if they did, you would have no way to force them to give the coins back to you.


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