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November 04, 2015, 09:52:04 PM
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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my BTC. I've accidentally sent 1.95 BTC to a wrong address (one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier). I'm curious if they are forever lost or if there's something I can do to retrieve them? My stupidity knows no limits...Is there still hope that I will see my BTC again? I'd really appreciate an expert's response.
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November 04, 2015, 09:52:50 PM
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No, you cant get it back... Next time verify the address multiple times. Sorry
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November 04, 2015, 09:53:59 PM
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You can send some satoshis to the same address with an alleged message, in wich you kindly ask your btc back

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November 04, 2015, 09:55:57 PM
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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my BTC. I've accidentally sent 1.95 BTC to a wrong address (one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier). I'm curious if they are forever lost or if there's something I can do to retrieve them? My stupidity knows no limits...Is there still hope that I will see my BTC again? I'd really appreciate an expert's response.
Depends on who owns that address. Figure out who owns that address and let them know about your situation. If the person or service is trustworthy, they will send the bitcoin back. However, some services delete their old addresses after a few days, so your Bitcoin may be gone. In fact, I highly doubt you will get the bitcoin back, but it doesn't hurt to try.

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November 04, 2015, 10:00:58 PM
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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my BTC. I've accidentally sent 1.95 BTC to a wrong address (one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier). I'm curious if they are forever lost or if there's something I can do to retrieve them? My stupidity knows no limits...Is there still hope that I will see my BTC again? I'd really appreciate an expert's response.
Depends on who owns that address. Figure out who owns that address and let them know about your situation. If the person or service is trustworthy, they will send the bitcoin back. However, some services delete their old addresses after a few days, so your Bitcoin may be gone. In fact, I highly doubt you will get the bitcoin back, but it doesn't hurt to try.
How can I figure out who owns the address?
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November 04, 2015, 10:02:54 PM
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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my BTC. I've accidentally sent 1.95 BTC to a wrong address (one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier). I'm curious if they are forever lost or if there's something I can do to retrieve them? My stupidity knows no limits...Is there still hope that I will see my BTC again? I'd really appreciate an expert's response.
Depends on who owns that address. Figure out who owns that address and let them know about your situation. If the person or service is trustworthy, they will send the bitcoin back. However, some services delete their old addresses after a few days, so your Bitcoin may be gone. In fact, I highly doubt you will get the bitcoin back, but it doesn't hurt to try.
How can I figure out who owns the address?

you can not .. only if the wallet is from some know websiteexchanger etc etc you may google it

sorry for your lost Sad

and if the adresse is maybe abondoned you habe 0 chance
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November 04, 2015, 10:04:07 PM
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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my BTC. I've accidentally sent 1.95 BTC to a wrong address (one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier). I'm curious if they are forever lost or if there's something I can do to retrieve them? My stupidity knows no limits...Is there still hope that I will see my BTC again? I'd really appreciate an expert's response.
Depends on who owns that address. Figure out who owns that address and let them know about your situation. If the person or service is trustworthy, they will send the bitcoin back. However, some services delete their old addresses after a few days, so your Bitcoin may be gone. In fact, I highly doubt you will get the bitcoin back, but it doesn't hurt to try.
How can I figure out who owns the address?
Search around look for the address. Try to think back on who you have sent transactions to recently. Check the transaction history in your wallet for that address and find the last time (besides this) that you sent to it. Really, there is no way to know who owns that address unless it was posted somewhere or you remember it.

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November 04, 2015, 10:10:25 PM
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You can send some satoshis to the same address with an alleged message, in wich you kindly ask your btc back

Good idea erre, alls you do is select a custom transaction option, and write a public note to the same address to which you made the mistake.

And its gone.
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November 04, 2015, 10:54:28 PM
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if its your address just send it back to where you want it!
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November 05, 2015, 01:15:26 AM
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(one of the addresses I'd sent BTC to earlier)
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How can I figure out who owns the address?

You said you sent to the address in the earlier.  Who were you sending to at that time?  That's who probably owns the address. Contact them, explain your mistake and hope that they are honest and honorable.

There is no way to take the bitcoins back.  You've given them to someone, all you can do is try to remember who you gave them to and hope that they will send them back.

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November 05, 2015, 05:58:24 AM
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I've sent the BTC to that adress a year ago, it was one of the addresses I've generated via bitcurex.com, a Polish Bitcoin exchange site. I thought that the address stayed the same and I can just send the BTC again to the same address now. However, they did not appear on my Bitcurex account.
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November 05, 2015, 07:06:45 AM
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Sadly, you won't be able to get it back.
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November 05, 2015, 07:09:09 AM
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You can send some satoshis to the same address with an alleged message, in wich you kindly ask your btc back
It would only work if they frequently check blockchain.info. The message are only stored on blockchain.info and not anywhere else.
I've sent the BTC to that adress a year ago, it was one of the addresses I've generated via bitcurex.com, a Polish Bitcoin exchange site. I thought that the address stayed the same and I can just send the BTC again to the same address now. However, they did not appear on my Bitcurex account.
Most exchanges require customers to send funds to the new address. It is unclear whether they still keep the private key for that address. Your best bet is to contact them. If the funds have been moved, they probably still have control over it.
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November 05, 2015, 07:28:09 AM
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You can send some satoshis to the same address with an alleged message, in wich you kindly ask your btc back

No bitcoin has no build in messaging system.

I've sent the BTC to that adress a year ago, it was one of the addresses I've generated via bitcurex.com, a Polish Bitcoin exchange site. I thought that the address stayed the same and I can just send the BTC again to the same address now. However, they did not appear on my Bitcurex account.

contact their support, they should still have the private key for the address.
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November 05, 2015, 08:53:25 AM
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You can send some satoshis to the same address with an alleged message, in wich you kindly ask your btc back
It would only work if they frequently check blockchain.info. The message are only stored on blockchain.info and not anywhere else.
I've sent the BTC to that adress a year ago, it was one of the addresses I've generated via bitcurex.com, a Polish Bitcoin exchange site. I thought that the address stayed the same and I can just send the BTC again to the same address now. However, they did not appear on my Bitcurex account.
Most exchanges require customers to send funds to the new address. It is unclear whether they still keep the private key for that address. Your best bet is to contact them. If the funds have been moved, they probably still have control over it.

If the exchange still exist, write a support ticket and keep us updated, if they dont return your bitcoin they're thieving fucks, and we like to know about it I think Smiley

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November 05, 2015, 09:05:14 AM
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I've sent the BTC to that adress a year ago, it was one of the addresses I've generated via bitcurex.com, a Polish Bitcoin exchange site. I thought that the address stayed the same and I can just send the BTC again to the same address now. However, they did not appear on my Bitcurex account.
Most exchanges require customers to send funds to the new address. It is unclear whether they still keep the private key for that address. Your best bet is to contact them. If the funds have been moved, they probably still have control over it.

If the exchange still exist, write a support ticket and keep us updated, if they dont return your bitcoin they're thieving fucks, and we like to know about it I think Smiley
Sorry to say but they aren't scammers if they say they can't. After all, exchanges provide a new deposit address for transactions and they can delete the older private key. It isn't their fault that OP didn't check the deposit address after one entire year.
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November 05, 2015, 02:08:22 PM
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I contacted support and they informed me that they are unable to trace the recipient of my BTC as I failed to generate a receiving address via their site(which I thought would stay the same after it was generated last year). It seems all hope is gone...
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November 05, 2015, 02:13:04 PM
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I contacted support and they informed me that they are unable to trace the recipient of my BTC as I failed to generate a receiving address via their site(which I thought would stay the same after it was generated last year). It seems all hope is gone...

I find it a little hard to believe that they just "deleted the private key" (surely they take and keep monthly backups).

I'd keep an eye on the address to make sure that the funds don't move (if they do then the exchange has lied and stolen your BTC).

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November 05, 2015, 03:54:19 PM
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I contacted support and they informed me that they are unable to trace the recipient of my BTC as I failed to generate a receiving address via their site(which I thought would stay the same after it was generated last year). It seems all hope is gone...

I find it a little hard to believe that they just "deleted the private key" (surely they take and keep monthly backups).

I'd keep an eye on the address to make sure that the funds don't move (if they do then the exchange has lied and stolen your BTC).


How can I check if the funds don't move?
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November 05, 2015, 03:55:54 PM
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I contacted support and they informed me that they are unable to trace the recipient of my BTC as I failed to generate a receiving address via their site(which I thought would stay the same after it was generated last year). It seems all hope is gone...

I find it a little hard to believe that they just "deleted the private key" (surely they take and keep monthly backups).

I'd keep an eye on the address to make sure that the funds don't move (if they do then the exchange has lied and stolen your BTC).


How can I check if the funds don't move?
Monitor the address you sent to on a block explorer, https://www.blockchain.info , blocktrail(not going to write the address for every single on now will I?) or blockr.io
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