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.


See I didn't receive a Bitcoin Payment. What does it mean when the Client is synchronizing?

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.

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  • Blockchain says its complete and that it's at the the address but it doesnt show up in my wallet – dsmiley Apr 26 '19 at 14:08
  • See I can't find my bitcoin address - is your address shown in the full list of addresses in Electrum? – RedGrittyBrick Apr 26 '19 at 14:20
  • Yes it is shown on the list and the balance says zero, but when I right click it and click view on block explorer it says the address has the funds – dsmiley Apr 26 '19 at 14:33
  • My electrum wallet says it never received or started to receive anything but it says its complete on blockchain – dsmiley Apr 26 '19 at 14:37
  • Is there a way I can access an address from electrum wallet on blockchain – dsmiley Apr 26 '19 at 14:38

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