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Address Public Private key verification [duplicate]

Apologies if this question has been asked before, but when a bitcoin client wishes to send funds to an address, does the bitcoin protocol force the client to verify that the address has a ...
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Bitcoin wrong address [duplicate]

What will happen if someone does not copy and paste the "To" address properly? For example: If my address is 1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxA and the person tries to send money to 1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (note the ...
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Sent to wrong bitcoin address [duplicate]

Need help I sent my bitcoin cash at the atm to the wrong bitcoin HOW can I use this address to send to the address I want it the money on !!! NEED HELP NOW
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Bitcoins sent to wrong address [duplicate]

I've make a mistake: unfortunately I've write my Bitcoin(s) from The Ledger to a wrong unknown adress. Is there any way to recover this mistake ?
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Can a bitcoin transaction be reversed?

If I sent bitcoins to someone, but then want to cancel this transaction after it was already made (like a chargeback on a credit card), is this possible with Bitcoin?
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Is there an easy way to give people a Bitcoin address?

I see that Bitcoin addresses have built in checksums that helps prevent typos (ie. it is highly unlikely that you can mistype a Bitcoin address and have it still be valid). However, I still think the ...
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At what point is a new wallet known by the Bitcoin network?

I was just showing a deterministic wallet to a friend who asked "At what point is the wallet known to the network?" and I could only guess by saying that it is known only when a transaction is ...
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Is there a way I can reach the owner of the wallet address

I mistakenly sent some bitcoins to a wrong address. The mistake was from the wallet address I was given. An extra letter was added, making the address 35 digits. Is there a way I can reach the owner ...
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Sending bitcoins to an un-owned, well-formed wallet

This is a follow-up question to: What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment?. Scenario: You're trying to send bitcoins to an address. You type in the wrong address, but the address (...
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What happens if I send a Bitcoin to an address no one owns?

Say I send 1.0 BTC to a Bitcoin address that is valid but has never been used yet. Does that 1.0 BTC effectively disappear? Or will the transaction fail? If the transaction succeeds, could someone ...
Travis Webb's user avatar
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Can a new wallet receive money that was sent to it before the wallet was created? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What would happen if two public keys had the same Base58 hash? A follow up from What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment? Suppose I accidentally (or ...
SparrowG's user avatar
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Is it possible to reverse mistaken transactions? [duplicate]

I'm referring to the challenge Bill Gates raised as a shortcoming of Bitcoin. Could it ever be possible to reverse a bitcoin transaction mistakenly sent to the wrong address?
Simon Edward Cowell's user avatar
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Practical interpersonal address exchange

How can addresses be exchanged practically & efficiently between two users? Visually copying & keying them is impractical & faulty.
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What is the behavior of the try catch statement in lines 1707-1729 in the ui.cpp in the release 0.1?

In the first public release, ui.cpp has this code on the lines in the subject: void CSendingDialog::OnReply3(CDataStream& vRecv) { int nRet; try { vRecv >> nRet; ...
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