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How do I recover from a cryptocurrency scam?

How do I recover from a cryptocurrency scam? You don't. At least, you don't recover your money. I guess you recover by learning from the mistake and doing things more safely in future. It may be ...
RedGrittyBrick's user avatar
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Recipient has “not received” the Bitcoin I sent, but the transaction is confirmed

It's not completely clear what the situation is, but from what I gather it seems that you're the sender and the recipient is not acknowledging a payment you have sent. Given that you have already ...
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Recipient has “not received” the Bitcoin I sent, but the transaction is confirmed

The address received 0.07014343 BTC in 3d727e3f4565e011c0348f813c2d5480210b6bae2003a0f7abaa949d1a7c599a. These coins have already been spent, so at the very least the recipient's wallet provider is ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

Here is a guide for as many wallets as I could figure out how to perform an RBF with. This is adapted from my bitcointalk post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1802212.0 What is a "Stuck" ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

In the case that your fee is too low: Now that child-pays-for-parent has been merged, you(or any of the recipients of your unconfirmed transaction) could spend the Bitcoin received and the fee ...
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Recipient has “not received” the Bitcoin I sent, but the transaction is confirmed

This is mainly adding to @Raghav Sood's answer: A quick google search brought me here from which I found this: https://blockexplorer.com/ Searching your bitcoin address in this website gives ...
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How do I recover from a cryptocurrency scam?

I'm sorry for your loss. As a 'tech person' reasonably informed about cryptocurrency, I concur that it is highly unlikely that you will ever recover any money. Some information about Bitcoin and ...
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What would happen if you send Bitcoin (BTC) to a Bitcoin Cash (BCH, aka BCC) address?

As of what happens if someone send BTC from a BTC wallet to BCC wallet address, the transactions go through. But you can only see that transaction in the Bitcoin Blockchain rather than Bitcoin cash ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

The other answers cover most useful information already, I'd like to add one point though: The fee estimation of most wallets has significantly improved since blocks have gotten full. If you're ...
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Is it normal to be asked for an advance fee on a withdrawal?

Never pay to receive a withdrawal. If they wanted to send you money, they could deduct the fees from the sum they claim you own in your account. It's a common scam to be asked for money so that you ...
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How do I recover from a cryptocurrency scam?

Short of having law enforcement and the legal system whose jurisdiction the scammer(s) reside in compelling them to return the funds, you are out of luck. Bitcoin transactions are irreversible. Once ...
Raghav Sood's user avatar
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Recipient has “not received” the Bitcoin I sent, but the transaction is confirmed

The Blockchain is the only truth At the time I wrote this, that transaction has 204 confirmations. That means it was absolutely definitely received. If the address is correct and the recipient says ...
RedGrittyBrick's user avatar
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How to unstuck a low-fee transaction with Electrum?

I've just visited #electrum on IRC to get some advice. While restoring from a seed may make your wallet forget a transaction and allow you to resend it with a higher fee, abpa there told me that this ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

If you are using Electrum, there is no equivalent to -zapwallettxes. The closest thing you can do is to restore your wallet from a seed. This will wipe your client of any unconfirmed transactions. ...
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What would happen if you send Bitcoin (BTC) to a Bitcoin Cash (BCH, aka BCC) address?

There is nothing which distinguishes a BCC address from a BTC address; they are both the same format and refer the the same keys, thus a BCC address is a BTC address and vice versa. This means that if ...
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Someone else created a wallet for me to use. Is this a scam?

I was told once I login to change my password It is important you understand why this is a trick intended to deceive you. Wallets don't contain bitcoin. Wallets contain a "private key" - it ...
RedGrittyBrick's user avatar
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What would happen if you send Bitcoin (BTC) to a Bitcoin Cash (BCH, aka BCC) address?

As long as both chains adhere to the same address format, which I believe they do for now, there is no such thing as a BTC or a BCC address -- both are valid on both chains. What enables you to split ...
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What can I do when the blockchain synchronization is stuck at a specific block?

I had this happen to me once. It was apparently caused by an incompatible peer node. Delete $HOME/.bitcoin/peers.dat Restart bitcoind Afterwards, new compatible peers will be found, and hopefully, ...
Ryan McGeary's user avatar
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Why is there no such thing as a redirected, forged, or fake transaction?

The Bitcoin protocol follows a Unspent Transaction Output system to track the existence and state of all Bitcoin in the system. These are known as UTXOs. All transactions that transfer Bitcoin do so ...
Raghav Sood's user avatar
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I have lost my wallet, what can I do?

I had an account on a website, but don't remember which one Search your email account for an account creation confirmation email. Helpful search terms may include "bitcoin", "wallet&...
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I am new to Bitcoin, how can I get started?

Not sure if this is a proper question for this site. But in case it doesn't get deleted: Stay away from scams. Imagine Nigerian princes everywhere but with internet money instead of email. Assume ...
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Is it normal to be asked for an advance fee on a withdrawal?

No, when transferring or selling Bitcoin you don't ever have to first pay any sort of extra fee in advance. Being asked to pay in extra money for any sort of fee is a trick of confidence tricksters (...
RedGrittyBrick's user avatar
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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

Bitcoin, as the answers imply, is long out of the reach of home miners, however other coins can use all your hardware, e.g. Gridcoin (GRC). Gridcoin rewards work done on the BOINC platform which is a ...
Scalextrix's user avatar
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I am new to Bitcoin, how can I get started?

General What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered ...
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How to unstuck a low-fee transaction with blockchain.info?

If you're one of the recipients of the transaction (i.e. via change output), you can create a child-pays-for-parent transaction by spending the unconfirmed output in a new transaction with a ...
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How can I sell bitcoins and transfer the funds to my bank account?

Bitcoins can not be withdrawn into a bank account directly. You can either sell them to somebody who then transfers money to your bank account, or you can sell them at an exchange and withdraw the ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

Note: In the 2017 fee event, accelerators were widely used, but they seem to be rather expensive today in 2020. YMMV. There are some services that take out-of-band requests to prioritize transactions ...
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How can I sell bitcoins and transfer the funds to my bank account?

There are a couple of ways to sell bitcoins for fiat currency (like USD, Euro,etc) Directly trade with someone who wants to buy bitcoins using currency. Find an online exchange that would buy your ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

If I had seen Andrew's great reply earlier, I would probably spared myself from writing an explainer on Reddit, but now that I did I'll post it here as well, hoping that it might complement this ...
RainDogDance's user avatar
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

There's many ways to get your transaction confirmed. push your transaction https://insight.bitpay.com/tx/send https://blockchain.info/pushtx https://blockexplorer.com/tx/send ...
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