Apparently I am not alone in feeling foolish regards this. I think things are safe, but would so much appreciate advice. When using Coinbase, I had some small change in my Bitcoin Cash wallet, don't know how it got there, as I always use standard Bitcoin. Anyways I deposited into my Bitcoin CASH wallet. I then sent the Bitcoin Cash to a standard Bitcoin address, of which I have access to. So it has been sent to a one off address which is mine. Can any of you kind folk tell me what will happen?

  • Coinbase says its lost, even though I have seen answers that it can be retrieved. Jan 8, 2019 at 16:00
  • Can someone put me out of my misery please by confirming if this transaction is floating in the aether never to be seen again. Jan 8, 2019 at 16:01

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If you sent Bitcoin Cash to a standard Bitcoin address you can still get to it (maybe).

There is too little to give you a fully correct answer. If the address is a wallet you control (not an exchange) then you should have a recovery password. It is possible to restore your BTC wallet into a BCH wallet, then transfer the funds from there.

I'm assuming you didn't accidentally send the coins to a Segwit address.

What would help the most, if you provided the transaction ID and the name of the wallet you use. (provide the path: Eg, Coinbase BCH > Exodus BCH > Coinbase BTC)

I can look into it a bit, make sure the tokens were transacted etc. Beyond that, i'm far more familiar about how to deal with this if you were running a bitcoin core node.

  • Im walking my dog, Coinbase have told me its a lost cause. Jan 8, 2019 at 16:05
  • I'd need the the path of transactions first. I need to know who owned the wallet(s) at what point. If the final destination is indeed a Coinbase 1-off, then no. They won't bother with it. Jan 8, 2019 at 16:05
  • Im going to give my dog the timehe deserves then maybe Ican go into this further with you if you dont mind, i really appreciate your time Cleanmarker Jan 8, 2019 at 16:06
  • No worries. I'll check back on this. Let your dog do his/her thing. (I have 2 myself!) Jan 8, 2019 at 16:07
  • Hi cleanmarker, Jan 8, 2019 at 21:10

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