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bitcnjff
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April 12, 2013, 05:41:32 PM
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Hi,

 I hope someone can help me analyse what happened here.
 I sent some coins (approx. 5.74) from one of my addresses to another.

 In the transactions, it shows up as being sent.

 However the coins ended up at another address

 What went wrong here?
 I used Bitcoin Wallet on Android to send the coins, and they show up as being sent to the correct address.

 How can I access my coins?

 Thanks for any info.
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April 12, 2013, 05:43:36 PM
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The other address you see is called your change address.

Read more about change addresses on the wiki:  https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Change
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April 12, 2013, 05:45:28 PM
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This change address thing will be catastrophic with paperwallet eventually for a lot of people. Almost no one know that.
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April 12, 2013, 05:47:51 PM
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The other address you see is called your change address.

Read more about change addresses on the wiki:  https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Change


Thanks for the info!
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April 12, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
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This change address thing will be catastrophic with paperwallet eventually for a lot of people. Almost no one know that.

we would thing that understanding currency would be easy
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April 12, 2013, 05:52:50 PM
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This change address thing will be catastrophic with paperwallet eventually for a lot of people. Almost no one know that.

Since you cannot send bitcoins using a paper wallet, I don't see how there can be a problem. If you send the bitcoins from a normal wallet (by importing the paper wallet), then the normal wallet will keep track of the bitcoins.

On the other hand, I guess there will be some confusion because people might believe that the remaining bitcoins are still held by the paper wallet. If they discard the new wallet (thinking it is just temporary), they would lose their coins.

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