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I have been fighting this all night and day and haven't made any progress. I used a CoinFlip ATM to buy BitCoin or deposit USD into the machine. I have an account at Blockchain and I used the right QR code to deposit, or buy, the Bitcoin. My transaction is showing in my Blockchain Account but it's showing as non-spendable. I need to make a payment on something and need to know ASAP how to make it spendable to transfer. Something to do with a Private Key, that I have no idea how to get either. HELP Please!

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  • How did you add this unspendable address to your wallet? To spend funds, you need the private key, and you either know that, or not. You can't deduce a private key from a public key/address. If the address is 'unspendable', then it is likely just a 'watch-only' address, meaning your wallet software doesn't have the private key for it.
    – chytrik
    Feb 29, 2020 at 22:23
  • I don't recall getting a private key. When would that have happened? I had to transfer the transaction into the Blockchain account by copy and pasting the wallet ID (I think that's what it was). I did get a receipt for the transaction when I deposited the cash into the CoinFlip ATM. Would the key be there?
    – Jason M
    Feb 29, 2020 at 22:26
  • I guess where would I find the private key or when would I have received it??
    – Jason M
    Feb 29, 2020 at 22:27
  • Generally, your wallet software will create the private key, and then derive the public key and address from the private key. Based on this video (youtube.com/watch?v=_aL_OPx1MSc) it looks like the CoinFlip ATM pays to an address you provide. So where did that address originate from?
    – chytrik
    Feb 29, 2020 at 22:30
  • If you want to post the txID it may be helpful to figure out what is going on, but doing so will hurt your privacy. It may also be possible that your transaction just isn't confirmed yet, and the wallet software is not letting you spend it until it is confirmed.
    – chytrik
    Feb 29, 2020 at 22:30

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OP answered own question:

I have been using my laptop to try all this and I just opened up my phone and the Blockchain app and apparently the Private Key was stored on the phone app and so it released the funds.

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