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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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Analysis on the Block Chain for Dead Bitcoins

My understanding is that the blockchain is currently 6.5 GB in size and will continue growing at a fairly hefty rate. Has anyone attempted to analyze the blockchain to attempt to determine dead ...
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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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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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I keep losing my bitcoins

I have only just started using bitcoins but when I send them from my wallet they get lost and don't get to the other bitcoins address I can't understand it does anyone no why this happens thanks
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OS Windows Reinstalled, Bitcoin Core bitcoins lost, how do I recover them?

I've lost my bitcoins when I reinstalled OS on my computer. I still have my receiving address and the password I used to encrypt my Bitcoin Core Wallet. How do I recover the lost bitcoins? Does ...
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Is there a way to recover the original electrum seed from the encrypted one?

So I accidentally lost my electrum seed and password, but I still have the wallet file, so I was wondering if there is a way to recover the original seed from the encrypted one? I think my password ...
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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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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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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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Moved Bitcoin-Qt wallet to blockchain - can see my funds but can't send them?

It all started the other day when I sent some coins to Bitcoin-Qt, a 'safer' wallet ... was so slow to sync and was crashing et cetera. Anyway, I imported the wallet.dat to blockchain.info opening up ...
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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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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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Blockchain.info receive payments API, bitcoins lost?

I use the Blockchain.info receive payments API. It's all working nice and good, but now I have a payment that doesn't reach my adress. It is unconfirmed for almost 24 hours. Also, the payment doesn't ...
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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 ...
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