I was stupid enough to use an old exported QR code from my Electrum to send bitcoins to, and now I realized the address apparently has changed. The trader advises me the coins have been sent, so they are most likely lost in the ether -- or is there any chance this will get to my wallet eventually? I'm asking this because my Electrum is still syncing and I'm suspecting the coins might be climbing the blockchain-ladder to arrive in my account later?

  • Whats the transaction id? if you sent to an address generated by your electrum seed, then you have no problem.
    – david
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 18:08

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If the address a wallet shows changes, that's OK. When you look at a wallet's receiving address at different times, unless it's a poorly designed wallet, it'll show different addresses. To increase anonymity, addresses shouldn't be reused, and therefore your wallet has multiple addresses. Don't worry, they'll come sooner or later (but make sure to be using the same Electrum wallet file).

  • Thanks a lot, you have successfully reduced today's alcohol intake. The amount is considerable. Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 17:18
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    @FissionChips regarding the synchronization problem you might want to upgrade to the latest version via electrum.org. Old versions have trouble syncing.
    – Abdussamad
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 11:18
  • Thank you MCCCS and @Abdussamad, the problem has solved updating Electrum. Sorry for coming back so late. Commented Mar 26, 2019 at 16:37
  • Glad to hear that your problem is solved!
    – MCCCS
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 12:14

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