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October 30, 2017, 09:16:23 AM
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Hello dear readers,

I think I messed up big time, but I hope that someone can still help me.

I've been using www.poloniex.com for trading. I made a few dollars and wanted to withdraw these. Someone pointed out that I needed a wallet for this, so I downloaded and setup Electrum wallet 2.9.3. Because I wanted the dollars I converted the BTC to USDT, and withdrew USDT ~1900 to my electrum address. Is it actually possible to withdraw USDT to Electrum? Not sure why I thought of this but at the time it made sense. I got my address from the tab "Receive" and I just copied that address, but I didn't fill in the requested amount. (big mistake?)

Everything on Poloniex said it was fine, even got a confirmation e-mail from them. Now the amount I withdrew is no where near the amount I received. See screenshot below: https://imgur.com/a/Gudd6

.0000273 btc.

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Where is the remaining of the dollars? Is there anything I can do to get that part back?

All help is appreciated..
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October 30, 2017, 03:40:34 PM
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You did screwed up big time!  Poloniex did warn you before your withdraw: "IMPORTANT: Do not send Tether USD anywhere unless you are certain the destination supports Omni transactions. If it does not, you could permanently lose access to your coins."

USDT is an OMNI token, over the bitcoin network.   This is why they share the same bitcoin addresses format.   Electrum does not support the OMNI protocol.

I would suggest to contact the developers of the OMNI wallet (www.omniwallet.org).  It looks like they have a Chat room where your could explain your problem.  Maybe you can take the private key of the Electrum address where your send your funds, and import it into their wallet.   Just a wild guess.  

If that doesn't work, you could also try emailing Tether directly: https://tether.to/contact-us/.

Good luck!
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October 30, 2017, 06:16:15 PM
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Yes, you can easily get your USDT back.

1. Get your address private key. If you don't know how to do that:
  • a. Go to the Addresses tab (If it's not showing up: View -> Show Addresses).
  • b. Right click the address you sent the USDT tokens to and select Private Key.
2. Go to OmniWallet.org
3. Click the "Create wallet" button and follow the steps.
4. When logged in, go to My Wallet -> My Addresses -> Add Address -> Import Address with Private key.
5. Paste there your private key from step 1.
6. Now you should be able to see the USDT tokens and spend them.

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