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September 03, 2013, 12:53:17 PM
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One thing I intentionally do every time I send Bitcoins or Litecoins is verify the the address at least visually (first set of bits and last set).

Hasn't failed me once yet.

Almost always copy paste addresses, then verify visually.

This is a good habit to get into.

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September 03, 2013, 01:29:20 PM
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IIRC, the genesis block coinbase is not spendable. So, not even Satoshi could send them back to you.

The "coinbase" isn't but all the other (non-coinbase) UTXOs are (i.e. only the initial 50 BTC can't be spent).

Thanks for clarifying.

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September 03, 2013, 01:32:18 PM
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not even Satoshi could send them back to you.
I'm not sure how this false statement appeared but it's now 4 years old and still living...

The first 50 BTC produced in the genesis block are not spendable, that's not false. But other UTxO sent to the same address are, that was my confusion. (see CYAM's post above)

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September 03, 2013, 01:44:15 PM
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not even Satoshi could send them back to you.
I'm not sure how this false statement appeared but it's now 4 years old and still living...

The first 50 BTC produced in the genesis block are not spendable, that's not false.
That's why I quoted the false part and not the correct one

not even Satoshi could send them back to you.
I'm not sure how this false statement appeared but it's now 4 years old and still living...
Ha, people still praise how Bitcoin has no fees and can't be attacked by the government.
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