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I Sent roughly "£25 worth of bitcoin to an online dark market which I'm sure was a Uk market called ''tom and jerry' but I CAN NOT For the life of me figure out or find that website I sent my coins to from my paxful address. Any way I Can work this out please?? thanks Dale

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    Do you mean locate the Bitcoin address you sent it to or literally the individual/company you sent it to? If former you can can go on a block explorer like blockstream.info and search for your Paxful Bitcoin address. It will tell you which Bitcoin addresses you have sent to. If latter no. You can do search engine searches for the Bitcoin address that you sent to but apart from that you aren't able to map a Bitcoin address to an identity of an individual or company unless they announce their Bitcoin address. Oct 11 '20 at 13:22
  • thank you great advie!
    – Dale Kelly
    Oct 11 '20 at 17:35
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I CAN NOT For the life of me figure out or find that website I sent my coins to

Bitcoin is not sent to a website, it is generally sent¹ to a bitcoin-address, which is simply a random number² so far as the Bitcoin network is concerned. Nowadays the receiver of money will generate a new receiving address for each transaction in order to increase privacy and achieve a higher degree of anonymity³.

There is no way for ordinary people⁴ to identify a website URL from a Bitcoin address, The bitcoin network does not record that sort of information.


footnotes:

  1. Strictly speaking Bitcoin is not sent anywhere, what is transmitted is mostly instructions about changes in ownership of amounts of money (changes in control over money).

  2. A bitcoin-address is a kind of pseudo-random number derived by a mathematical procedure that cannot be reversed. All the numbers involved are pretty much indistinguishable from mathematically random numbers. Addresses have a standard prefix and a checksum suffix but neither help identify recipients.

  3. Bitcoin is often described as pseudo-anonymous. It is nearly anonymous, it strives for anonymity and it deliberately makes it hard to identify the people or organisations involved in transactions.

  4. Unless you are a member of a governmental investigative agency or a wealthy individual willing to spend large amounts of time and money on an investigation.

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