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Other => Beginners & Help => Topic started by: tobma on June 13, 2011, 01:27:42 PM



Title: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: tobma on June 13, 2011, 01:27:42 PM
Hey,

I'm new to bitcoin and now I have a little problem or you can say a question.

Is it possible that my bitcoin adress changes ?

For example. I entert at a bitcoinpool this adress: 15E**************...
A few days ago I got some BTC's from a person, he send the BTC to this adress:  14i**************...
Today I open my original bitcoin client and it show another adress: 1B2**************...

Is this a normal fact ? I thought that every person has his/her own adress !?

I hope you can help me because I don't wanne loos my BTC's.

best wishes
tobma


Title: Re: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: sciter on June 13, 2011, 01:29:08 PM
Was it on the same rig?


Title: Re: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: sublimnl on June 13, 2011, 01:30:36 PM
This is normal behavior - you can have as many addresses as you want - but once you have used one it will remain your address as well - i.e. you won't lose any bitcoins and you don't have to change it in the pool you are participating in.


Title: Re: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: tobma on June 13, 2011, 01:35:11 PM
ok I don't know that this is a normal fact.
so I can still use for example the first adress?

Oh this was a little shock moment for me ;)

Thanks for your fast answer.

tobma


Title: Re: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: tmac3399 on June 13, 2011, 02:28:31 PM
Yes, the original address is still good.  The idea is that by giving out different addresses to different people, you can tell who is sending you money.


Title: Re: Bitcoin adress changed
Post by: Stardust on June 14, 2011, 08:52:02 AM
For security reasons it is good to have a new address each time.