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November 11, 2017, 03:51:58 AM
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Hi everyone,
I made a retarded error earlier today and need help to resolve it. I would be super grateful if someone could help me please.
I sent my BTC from my Ledger Nano S Segwit BTC wallet to by Ledger Nano S Split BCH wallet. That's right... I didn't convert it from BTC to BCH via an exchange or anything, I simply sent it to my split BCH wallet address.  Embarrassed
Ledger allowed the transaction without any error messages, but the transaction has remained totally unconfirmed since then.
What would you advise I do?
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November 11, 2017, 05:00:35 AM
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It wouldn't have shown any errors, as the "legacy" BTC and BCH addresses (ie. "1" and "3"-type addresses) are indistinguishable from each other... ie. any given BTC/BCH address is valid on BOTH BTC and BCH networks.

Your "best" option is to probably wait for the transaction to confirm, and then use the Ledger BTC recovery tool: https://ledger.groovehq.com/knowledge_base/topics/how-to-recover-btc-sent-on-bch-split-address to recover your BTC. I'm not sure you can attempt recovery before the transaction confirms.

Aside from that, your other option involves entering your seed into an address/private key generator like Ian Coleman's BIP39 Tool (https://iancoleman.io/bip39/) finding the private key for the BCH address you sent the coins to and then sweeping that private key... doing this will reduce the security of your entire wallet as you are potentially exposing your seed and private keys if you do it on a compromised computer.

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November 11, 2017, 08:20:07 AM
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Hi HCP,
Thank you so much for your advice. I tried the Ledger Recovery tool (even though the transaction still had 0 confirmations). As a result, the amount reappeared in my Ledger BTC wallet. Yesterday's silly outgoing transaction and today's recovery attempt transaction are both listed as "unconfirmed", but the fact that the BTC has reappeared in my wallet has already made me feel tons better.

I will write again once I'm sure it's all back to normal and accessible.

Thanks again -  really very, very much appreciated!  Smiley
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November 12, 2017, 07:45:28 PM
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Hi again,

Unfortunately my transactions (the original transfer of (recently purchased, i.e. not pre-BCH hardfork) BTC from my Nano S Segwit wallet directly to the Nano S' Bitcoin Cash wallet, and the recovery attempt using Ledger's recovery tool) are both still entirely unconfirmed.

Is there anything else I can to do?

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November 13, 2017, 09:15:49 AM
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With a mempool like this: https://blockchain.info/charts/mempool-count

and current fees like this: https://bitcoinfees.earn.com/ ("The fastest and cheapest transaction fee is currently 950 satoshis/byte, shown in green at the top.")
and https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx ("Current best transaction fees 616 Satoshis/byte | 0.00616 BTC/KB")

Your only option is to wait Undecided


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