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Recovering a Bitcoin Key Made From Rolling Dice

So a few years ago I created a private key by rolling dice. Following the instructions from bitaddress.org, I rolled a dice 99 times and entered the string into the bitaddress.org. Rather than ...
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How does one prove that they sent bitcoins to an unspendable wallet? Proof of burn?

How does one prove that they sent some BTC to an address that no one has the private keys for? Is there an address that one can send to? Basically proof of burn.
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BTC deposit old address exchange [closed]

i had BTC deposit to old address in coinsbit.io exchange after 20 days they told me we dont have access to old addresses to bring back your money and i know the only one can have this access is ...
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Missing Bitcoin in Bitcoin Core-Qt after -Zapwallettxes [duplicate]

I had posted a similar question, but wanted to remake as I figured out some things that are not the issue. I used the -zapwallettxes command to allow me to resend a transaction with a higher fee. ...
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Was my transfer hijacked? [duplicate]

I had to take my computer into the shop for a new hard drive a week ago. Worried that my bitcoin wallet (Bitcoin qt) may have been compromised, i setup a new Electrum wallet and one on my iphone. I ...
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Searching for old bitcoin “accounts “

I recall accepting bitcoin payment several years ago when the concept was fairly new. My trouble is, I don’t know what happened to the bitcoin after the receipt. What methods are available to search ...
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Missing transaction

I made a transfer on 6/16 from one wallet to another. Despite verification on blockchain.com, the coin is gone from the sending wallet yet never arrived in the receiving wallet. The receiving wallet ...
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Help! i lost bitcoin due to clearing all the data and cached data on my phone. and i cant remember who its gone to

im tryting to help a friend track down her bitcoin. So... what she's done, from what i can gather is she tired to draw her money out of a pokie game and was told to make a bitcoin wallet, then she has ...
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where is bitcoins?

I have bitcoin core wallet 17.1 I sent 85$ to 32yF1MuqbUmKsGZE7jedkZV8PVJRuimRAu to one of my wallets but all my wallets shows 0 balance, why? https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/...
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My Bitcoin transaction timed out on CoinGate but payment/BC disappeared and merchant denies receiving it…how can I track it down? [closed]

So I sent a payment from my Blockchain wallet to a merchant late one night last week and found out in the morning it had "timed out" but the BC was gone and there was no option for a refund. ...
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Software wallets and what happen if you break your computer

I've been reading about wallets, web wallets, software wallets, hardware wallets...and there is one question that I could not clear up from other threads: Your bitcoins are stored in the chain. Use ...
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Solar Flare wipes all hard drives… What happens?

Imagine, for a moment, that a massive solar flare wipes out all hard drives on planet Earth. All hard drives are wiped clean and with them all records of the Bitcoin blockchain. Would we be able to ...
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I know I had Bitcoins back in the Day, but [duplicate]

I have all my old computers and have the hard drives, so how do I systematically go back finding which on has my bitcoins? At the time, I figured it was no big deal, but now finding the correct one, ...
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I changed bitcoin address but the bitcoin is still stuck in the old address and i don't know how to access my former address??? Please help me

I sent bitcoin to my bitcoin core app a few weeks ago, however the app wasn't synced so i tried to export the private key but it wouldn't work, it said it couldn't work for the address, so i changed ...
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Find my block chain

How can I find all of my lost bitcoin accounts and transfer the funds? I was just recently made aware that there are multiple Bitcoin accounts in my name and a block chain. I don't know where to go ...
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Need help to recover blpckchain.info wallet, my wife forgot her password and the brute force with btcrecover is not catching the password

I used btcrecover to extract the wallet file (wallet.aes.json) from a blockchain account and I have been running btcrecover with dictionaries of my making but it has been going on for weeks and I am ...
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I own some bitcoin, but forgot how and where i stored them. How can I find my lost bitcoin?

I purchased one bitcoin back on 2/8/14 and now don't recall having any kind of account information. I actually forgot about the purchase until recently. My email address has not changed since I ...
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How to recover forgot about Bitcoins

I do not remember the details but I got some Bitcoins for free years ago. I think it was on a slot but can not be sure. How can I go about trying to find out where I would have put them if I even ...
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Computer crashed, total reinstallation. Have wallet.dat but not private key

My computer crashed and I was using the Bitcoin Core/QT client (they're the same right)? I thought I had my public and private keys saved, but those keys are from my old Armory wallet. I don't think I ...
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Bitcoin to ether lost on transaction via Bity.com

Today I (tried to) use bity.com to change BTC to ETH from an Electrum to a MyEtherWallet account I was. I sent the funds using the bity.com provided specific address, but the transfer from Electrum ...
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How can I recover a missing BTC from a correct transaction and who is the responsible for it?

today I withdraw 1 BTC from my account at Gatecoin exchange to be sent to CEX exchange. I got the BTC address from CEX and created the withdraw address for my withdrawal. I proceed with it and it took ...
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Is my BTC gone?

I sent 1 BTC back in 2014 to an exchange, I do not rember which Exchange I sent it to after the original transaction. Is there a way for me to track down which exchange I sent it to? Willing to give ...
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Bitcoin transaction stuck since almost 3 weeks [duplicate]

about 3 weeks before (06th December) I have send a bitcoin transaction from my Ledger Nano S to my Bitfinex account and until today (25th December) it still didn't get confirmed. I have no clue why it ...
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How to refund bitcoin after wallet recovery?

I lost my bitcoin balance after I forgot my wallet password in blockchain. Although I managed to get my wallet (same wallet with the same security phrase) recovered,my balance showed 0. Where did my ...
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lost bitcoin on electrum - wallet closed after transaction went through?

i'm noob to bitcoin and lack advanced knowledge of how these wallets work. i followed guides on how to buy bitcoin and seemingly the transaction went fine, until my electrum wallet suddenly closed and ...
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How to recover bitcoin from a site that is no longer operating? [closed]

In 2013 I had 1.5 but coins on bitinstant. The bitcoin lost money and it was at 73$. Since it was hard to deal with I let it go. I don’t even care to get it out for less than 150$ But now it’s ...
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Sent btc to unknown address. Btc remains unspent

I have sent BTC to an unknown address. The BTC shows up as "unspent" on a blockchain explorer. How can I locate or retrieve the BTC?
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Some bitcoin accidently got sent to an old deposit address, can i retrieve these bitcoins?

Some bitcoin got sent to an old deposit address, can i get this bitcoin back or is it lost?
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After receiving bitcoin, they were sent to an unknown address 16 minutes later

I received BTC payment from my friend by qr code scaning on date 31st July (1 day before 1st August HF). https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/tx/...
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How to find wallet details with bitcoin address?

I have send my bitcoins thinking that it's the address of which I am currently using the wallet after the transaction was confirmed and I didn't receive the credit then I realized that I've sent my ...
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Can I retrieve missing Bitcoins that failed to process as Wallet is corrupt?

I have been using an old wallet until last year - Bitcoin Version v0.8.5-beta. QT Version 4.8.3. I stopped using it as it has become corrupt. I had made several transactions that were not successful ...
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Forgotten Log-in detials [closed]

I opened an account in 2004 but, after divorce, moving house several times and changing email addresses (with no perfect recollection of which one I used at the time), neglected to access the account ...
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Where can I find my Bitcoin core key? [duplicate]

I bought some bitcoins a few years ago using Bitcoin Core. I have since discarded my computer as it broke. Where/how can I find my bitcoins?
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Recover Bitcoin From Transaction ID

Back in 2013 I bought some bitcoin for a relatively low price, and stored them in an Electrum wallet on my PC. However, I changed PCs a year or two later, and forgot to copy the bitcoin wallet over. ...
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BTC missing after strange negative transaction

four years ago I've bought 1 BTC, made wallet.dat file and stored in the cloud. Now I wanted to check balance and after syncing on Bitcoin Core found negative transaction with no address. I did not ...
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Where do I find my bitcoins after buying from an ATM?

I don't know where to find my bitcoins. I have a receipt from the ATM: and the transaction is confirmed:
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2013 Paper Wallet Issues

Thought I made a paper wallet in 2013 with 2 coins, just checked it is showing empty. The blockchain transaction showing unspent as of when I made the wallet in 2013. I thought it was in the paper ...
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Recovering bitcoins

I purchased bitcoins in 2009 and then never really cared about it. The email address used to purchase the bitcoin is still used. However I don't have emails prior to 2010. Is there any way I can ...
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Where are the BTC from my paper wallet gone?

https://blockchain.info/de/address/12PDCamPFJexx7aVAhy6nFDxJaq7TihH6b Hi! I got a newbie question. I sent 0,00025 BTC by Jaxx on my iPhone to a paper wallet created on bitaddress.org. The wallet pub ...
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If I have the hard drive that I mined bitcoins on, can I find the wallet?

I used to mine bitcoins years ago and I still have the hard drive. I just don't know where to find the wallet or the key or any of it. Is there any way for me to do that?
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Lost wallet address from 5 years ago.

I purchased 250$ worth of bitcoin back in 2012 on coinRnr and made two transfers with coinRnr with what I bought from them too two different addresses. I was quite messed up at the time since I spent ...
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If you have a mobile wallet, do you lose your coins when you lose your phone?

I'm new to this Bitcoin stuff and discussing it with friends. Somebody said, if you "have bitcoins on your phone" and you lose your phone, you also lose your bitcoins. Is this true?
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Bitcoin Core on a Linux partition on MacBook… Lost bitcoin due to insufficient disk space to update blocks

As the title says, I have an interesting difficulty and have no idea how to resolve it. I installed bitcoin core on the linux partition of my macbook, but was not aware that it needed as much disk ...
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Lost Bitcoins purchased in 2011

I purchased some bitcoins in 2011 from Dialcoin - I have an email I sent to them asking where the coins I purchased went (very naive at the time) - I've since sold the PC (which was also mining) to a ...
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Accidentally sent to my own receiving address, will I get back my bitcoins?

I mistakenly pasted my own Blockchain.info receiving address into the recipient field when I was trying to send BTC to a friend. I usually receive either a "send" or "receive" notification in my ...
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Bitcoin Core lost coins

i have lost a bit of coins using Bitcoin Core wallet. I have send my coins from Bitcoin Core wallet to my address on Bitstamp(copy/paste,no mistake here) and on my Bitcoin Core wallet has said "sent" ...
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How can I recover the private key for my bitcoin address?

I want to make withdrawal from my Bitcoin address to which I just transferred some bitcoins. The address has changed after I made a transactions to the first address. But it was requesting the private ...
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Lost/forgotten/locked Bitcoins

There are currently ~16 million bitcoins in circulation at this moment. There will only ever be 21 million coins. What about all the coins that have been locked in wallets due to loss of keys, owners ...
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Armory Wallet With 2BTC Gone After 3 Years! HELP!

I purchased 2 bitcoins with CoinBase online 3 years ago. I then sent them to an Armory wallet that I had on a server. Everything transferred successfully and I never thought twice about them ...
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Bitcoins not showing up in MultiBit after backup import

I was using MultiBit (old version), which I've moved to USB and moved back after a while. In between, I'd done a system recovery (Win 7 64-bit). I reset the blockchain but still can't see the coins ...