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What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment?

I sent bitcoins to an address, but I think I made a typo when I copied it. Where did these bitcoins go. Can I get them back?
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What happens to my bitcoins if lose my wallet file e.g. I suffer data loss and my computer is unrecoverable?

You run bitcoin as a service on your local computer. What happens if this computer is compromised? A corrupt/failed hard drive or theft leads to the machine being lost and unrecoverable, and my ...
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Have I lost all my money to a typo?

I tried to send my Bitcoins to my wallet earlier but have managed to miss the last two digits off the address when copy/pasting. The payment was sent straight away but has obviously not arrived, is ...
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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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I'm trying to find out if I invested in bitcoin years ago, how can I find my bitcoin?

For whatever reason I remember investing in bitcoin when it first got started, unfortunately I don't have my old computer or old files anymore. If there is anything you could do to help that would be ...
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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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Found my multibit.key file, what now?

I used BitCoin for the 1st and final time so far about 2-3 years ago. I thought I had lost my wallet but I found an old backup of my hard drive and it contains a file "multibit.key". I installed a ...
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What happens to the overall value of Bitcoin when a huge amount of coin is lost?

My question is 2 part: 1. How does somebody know that a set of bitcoins is lost? Merely declaring that I've lost my private key and hence bitcoin makes the coins lost? 2. What impact(and why?) would ...
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I own some bitcoin, but forgot how and where i stored them. How can I find my lost bitcoin? [duplicate]

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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Unconfirmed bitcoin transaction for more than 3 days

i sent bitcoins on 14.3.2016. the amount has been debited from my wallet but remains unconfirmed. i am waiting for the transaction to go through but maybe because i checked try and sent with 0 ...
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Why is my withdrawal from the 50BTC pool not visible in the blockchain yet?

I did a bitcoin transaction of 216 BTC from the 50BTC mining-pool to my wallet (Bitcoin-Qt). It has been 3 days now and I have not received anything yet. I've tried to search my address on ...
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How to verify that the recipient received a payment?

I sent a Bitcoin payment using Circle Pay. According to my Circle Pay the transaction is completed. It's been two days and the person on the other end is claiming they have not received the money. How ...
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Is it possible to definitely lose bitcoins? [duplicate]

The maximum number of Bitcoin is 21 000 000. However this number of Bitcoin may never exist. Supposing someone have 5 BTC in their wallet. In order to protect them, they encrypted it and then forgot ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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/...