Sent Bitcoin to my electrum wallet address without hitting request first now it says its confirmed and i have no money after requesting it after Isent it. Can I still receive my coin
Can I still receive my coin
For privacy, many wallets use a new receiving address for each transaction but sending money to an old address should still work.
You can use one or more of the public blockchain explorers to find out the status of transactions involving the old address.
To view a full list of addresses known to your wallet see I can't find my bitcoin address
If the address to which you sent the money is not on that list, it is possible you sent the money to someone else's address and have lost the money with no chance of recovery. If you have multiple wallets or deleted a wallet and reinstalled the same software or another, it is possible you sent the money to an address that no-one has control over (unless you were diligent in making and retaining backups of the wallet and records of the private-keys and/or recovery phrases)
If the address is on that list and shows a balance of zero, where blockchain explorers show a non-zero balance, it is likely there is a problem with synchronisation.
If your wallet is having problems synchronising, you won't see your money until it succeeds
An unofficial Electrum Beginner's Guide says:
You can monitor progress from the Network window. Access it by clicking on the circle to the lower right of the main window. When the block count under “Blockchain” equals the height indicated for the servers you’re connecting to, Electrum will be fully synchronized and all confirmed transactions should be displayed properly under the History tab.
If the servers that Electrum connects to are themselves not synchronising, your wallet might not know that it is not synchronised with the main body of the bitcoin blockchain network. -- check the blockchain height in your wallet in the network tab (
blockchain: nnnnn blocks) - make sure it agrees with blockchain explorers --
Checking "balance" using another wallet
Download and install a new wallet (e.g. on another computer you own)
Import the address into the new wallet
Note that this doesn't mean the address is yours and gives you no ability to spend money at that address.
Export the Private key from Electrum
Wallet > Private Keys > Export.
Import the private key into the new wallet
Footnote, probably unrelated:
Electrum phishing & theft
According to https://electrum.org/#home currently
Warning: Electrum versions older than 3.3.3 are vulnerable to a phishing attack. Do not download Electrum from any another source than electrum.org.
There are fake versions of Electrum which steal your money.