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What to do when money lost due to lost wallet, sending money to wrong address or other mishap.

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Bought bitcoins in 2014/2015 thru a website similar to Facebook [duplicate]

In 2014/2015 there was a website similar to Facebook we posted articles on and communicated on, but different that mainly many Eastern Indians used where we traded bitcoins using Bitzfunda, Payza or a ...
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Help me recover my lost Bitcoin wallet [duplicate]

In 2015, I bought around 10 BTC at $400 each. I didn't realize I had them until one of these days, while going through my old Skype conversations with a friend, I found out that I had sold him a ...
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lost bitcoin card purchased from a drug store many years ago [duplicate]

We know the CVS location and can probably find the year and month. Without locating the physical card, is there any other way to recover the value? I know that LibertyX does transactions now, but do ...
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Lost bitcoin - advise and help

Hi there, I bought some bitcoin many years ago in 2015 I believe, and I can't for the life of me recall where I've kept it in my computer. At that time, there weren't many facility to keep these ...
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Are my funds now lost for ever? [duplicate]

I wanted to as much my funds in BITCOINS to be exchangeed and transfared to my SKRILL ACCOUNT in €. So in the ATOMIC cryptowallet I choose the lowest fee for this transaction. I sent BTC to the ...
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can you find bitcoins on an old pc that you have not used in years

My Dad has an old Windows pc on which he should have like 200 bitcoins from when bitcoin was new somewhere on it and i am trying to help him to find them but we dont know where to look and my dad can'...
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BTC transfer sitting on blockchain.com

If you mistakenly sent a BTC transfer to a deleted wallet with a lost recovery phrase and the transaction is still on blockchain.com. Is there a way to get the transaction placed in a blockchain ...
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I bought Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM at a gas station years ago and I lost the receipt

I bought Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM at a gas store when Bitcoin first came out years ago and I lost the paper receipt they gave me but I have a picture of the paper receipt and it has a code at the ...
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My money is missing

so on 7/19/23 two transactions happened to send to the same wallet 2 different amounts to start ended the same after fees and somehow 1 transaction was never received. Wallet id was 100% accurate. ...
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is there such a thing as a wallet frozen due to fraud. Can funds held in such a wallet be returned to the original owner

I was recently contacted by a company called APAG-AUDIT AG claiming they have discovered funds that belong to me during the course of an audit. I was scammed by a group of companies last year and ...
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Bitcoin Core v.23 import private key question

Bitcoin Core v.23 import private key question Hello. I have a private key which I have imported (importprivkey in console) into bitcoin core v.0.17.1. Balance for example 1 bitcoin Made a transaction ...
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Where to look for the lost BTC

My Tx on btc-testnet seems not transact all the BTC, but there's no UTXO back to my address. How to find the rest of the BTC? Tx 7e0cc1e5c944355e6d448de19a67421eef2a6b4ca4ed58fcd990ce75f66d07a9 1 ...
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Does someone know how to recovery a private key

I have more than 60 Bitcoins in an account since 2014. At the time I was using Bitcoin Armory to manage wallet. After some health problem I have lost the private key but I still have the password. ...
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elderly mom transfrred bitcoin out of coinbase but doesn't know where it went ... have identifiers and hash stuff

My mom is and she transferred bitcoin out of her coinbase account which we finally regained access. She does not know where she transferred it to, i.e., a wallet, or other account? We have the ...
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If you "only" have to pay taxes when you sell/spend Bitcoin, why does the "boating accident" thing exist?

I keep hearing of people who "lost all their Bitcoin in a boating accident". But if simply holding Bitcoin doesn't cost you anything -- you only pay when you convert to fiat or spend the ...
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Says "confirmed" but never received [duplicate]

I sent someone bitcoin through cash app and it says confirmed but the recipient said they never received it, is there a reason this could be happening? Or is there a way for me to get it back from the ...
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Is it possible that malicious bitcoin wallet providers provide pre-generated private-keys for users?

We trust wallets like Ledger, Trezor, and etc. We believe the math that the randomly generated private keys are safe. But could it be possible that the private keys you thought are “generated” are ...
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BTC Treasure Hunt Volume 2

Similar to Whoiszo, I too am helping a friend locate a bitcoin treasure. In a period between 2010 and 2011 my friend owned a blackberry curve 8330. At the time she was into some online gambling and ...
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Is - a valid bitcoin address character

I came across address like this s-272edf45031dd498e7b3ae89e11ff21b In the Address with Balance List Is the '-' a valid character?
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How to reach out the trader through the bitcoin address? [duplicate]

I am actually a person who keenly watching and wondering the growth of bitcoin in recent days, when I was looking for an alternative business plan one of an Instagrammer pinged me and checked my ...
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Unable to recover an old Android Bitcoin Wallet backup

So here's the thing. I have an old Bitcoin Wallet backup from 2015 that I'm trying to restore. However when I try to import it back into the android application, even though I'm 99.9%** sure I got the ...
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Lost Bitcoin from Bitcoin-core after resetting PC [duplicate]

The other day I reset my PC and I have lost all my BTC. Is there any way I can get it back? (using Bitcoin core)
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How can a seed generate the wrong addresses?

What happened: I created a wallet with my backup seed. Then I sent to the generated wallet addresses: BTC: bc1q70shswq68tx5p2e2mms34up5jpxeqfyzp3let6 Everything was ok and I had access to my funds ...
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Invest 100USD in BTC and BTC went down by more than 100USD. How much I lose? Can I hold? how long?

If I invest 100usd in BTC and let's say BTC went down next down by 200. What will happen? Would I only lose my 100 usd? OR, I also owe another 100usd? If anyone can explain. NOTE: Super new in ...
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If I bought bitcoin in the early days in some exchange for $10, would it have been lost if I kept it in the exchange?

I just want to get some history perspective of Bitcoin. Say in the early days when Bitcoin was $1 or $10, if I decided, "ok, I may invest in US$3000 at the software startup I work for, but that ...
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What happens if I send small amount of btc lesser than fee?

I tried to deposit a small amount of btc in localbitcoins.com, but it was smaller than their deposit fee so it was not processed by them, now what will happen to that chunk? and can I get back the btc?...
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BLOCKCHAIN.INFO NO TRANSACTIONS [closed]

Long story short. Can't see transactions from blockchain.info as blockchain.com is now the website. Long story: Created a miner in 2013. Mined it from BTC Gui... and had it sent to BLO.....IN.INFO was ...
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What happens to a coinbase transaction when no address is given?

The transaction block This coin base transaction has no valid address for reward. Did we lose that reward bitcoin forever?
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Transaction taking a long time to confirm, now it doesn't even show up on Bitcoin Explorer [duplicate]

UPDATE: Electrum now says the transaction is "Local" and now I have an option to "broadcast", should I do that? OP: So, I'm trying to spend a small amount of bitcoin on a website (...
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HELP ME WITH BITCOIN TIME STAMPS

OK, so I had several backed up .dat files on google which I put in opentimestamps I could see that these files had time stamp data... so I uploaded and *****below is what the results were. What does ...
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What happened to my bitcoin? 0 balance

I logged in to my blockchain.com wallet to find my bitcoin are all gone. The log of my bitcoin transactions is also wiped clean. The only thing that is still there is a log of my past ether ...
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I can't find my funds on my bitcoin wallet

I can't find my funds on my blockchain wallet after saving for over 1 years. My blockchain account show (00) total when i have saved 3 BTC what should i do ? please help
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Is it possible to use Bitcoins from an old or changed adress confirmed on the blockchain?

I sent & Confirmed bitcoins from my Luno Wallet using the adress from a binary miner. Next day the Binary miner said they received the Bitcoins BUT are UNABLE to use them to facilitate payment due ...
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How did lose my bitcoin?

I met this guy online and he wanted to teach me trading. so he said I needed to log in my wallet in my wallet which I did then he sent a link of team viewer (https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/...
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Sent bitcoin but was never recevied

After withdrawing bitcoin from a site I use I sent it straight to another site with a generated address, on my site it said it was completed but was never received on the other site. The three ...
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What happens to bitcoins that are in a ponzi scheme wallet? [closed]

I bought bitcoins that are stored in Cloud Token wallet. I found out later on that this crypto currency was part of a Ponzi scheme (shame on me). Currently I've had difficulty withdrawing my coins, ...
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Bitcoins stuck in memory pool [duplicate]

I sent my 0.1 bitcoin on the 8th of January from an offline wallet (Bitcoin Core), to an online wallet. Still haven't got the btc in my new wallet. The status on the offline wallet says: "unconfirmed, ...
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Bitcoin purchased but not received into my wallet

I paid over 12k for bitcoins and it was sent and I have a copy of the bitcoin transaction. I have not received the amount into my wallet. Is there any way that I can still retrieve my bitcoins? It ...
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Bitpay unused address - has balance

So, I have a wallet - and the balance is incorrect. I have looked into it a bunch and finally tracked down what I think is the issue. If I view all of the addresses used in my wallet I see a list of ...
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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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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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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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