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October 29, 2017, 08:45:49 PM
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I recently sent BTC from my account at local bitcoins to my KeepKey wallet. Unfortunately I sent it to a BCH account. I own the address that it was sent to. What should I do to recover the BTC?
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October 29, 2017, 09:38:11 PM
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I recently sent BTC from my account at local bitcoins to my KeepKey wallet. Unfortunately I sent it to a BCH account. I own the address that it was sent to. What should I do to recover the BTC?
Get the private key out for that address and import it into a wallet such as electroncash[1] in order to be able to recover it.

1. https://electroncash.org/#downld
Read again. OP said that he sent BTC to a BCH address, and not the other way around. Electron Cash is a Electrum fork for Bitcoin Cash. You can't see or spend Bitcoins with it.

OP: download Electrum[1], and when creating your wallet choose: Standard Wallet -> Use publir or private keys -> Paste your private key and click Next. Send your Bitcoins to your correct address and it's done.

[1] https://electrum.org/

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October 30, 2017, 02:18:50 AM
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I am not actually sure but I think the first reply is already the answer to your question. But let this be a lesson to all. Escpecially that the main concept of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies as well, is to have these codes and addresses as the main information, and the only information, needed to make transactions. These addresses are the reason why we are and we can stay anonymous.

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November 10, 2017, 10:03:34 AM
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Thanks for the advice but how do I find my private key to paste it into the new wallet?  Can I use the twelve word pass phrase?  My understanding is that a private key is a 256 bit character string beginning with the number “5”.  The only information I have from my hardware wallet is the pass phrase.
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November 10, 2017, 05:06:03 PM
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I'm not sure if this would work, but you can try to get your KeepKey wallet seed and import it in Electrum.

While creating a new Electrum Wallet, choose: Standard Wallet -> I already have a seed -> Paste your KeepKey seed -> Click in "Options" -> Select "BIP39 seed" -> Next.

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November 10, 2017, 08:45:27 PM
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I'm not 100% sure that this will work, as I don't have a KeepKey to test with, but it should be possible to identify the private key using the 12 word seed mnemonic and Ian Coleman's BIP39 mnemonic code convertor: https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

NOTE: you should create an offline copy of this (instructions are at the bottom of the page) and you should run it on an offline computer

You put the 12 word mnemonic where it says "BIP39 mnemonic", set the coin type to "BCH - Bitcoin Cash", and then click the BIP44 tab, your addresses should show at the bottom (you make need to click "show more" if you have used more than 20 addresses.

You may also need to change the "External/Internal" value from 0 to 1 to see your "change" addresses.

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