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August 01, 2011, 11:40:23 PM
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Is this even possible?
In my wallet I saw a strange address under "Your Bitcoin address:"
I keep all of my address organized, and I know I have never seen that particular one before.
I looked through both my sending and receiving addresses and it was not present.
More interestingly, I looked up the address in Bitcoin block explorer and it says the address does not exist in the network.

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August 01, 2011, 11:41:20 PM
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Is this even possible?
In my wallet I saw a strange address under "Your Bitcoin address:"
I keep all of my address organized, and I know I have never seen that particular one before.
I looked through both my sending and receiving addresses and it was not present.
More interestingly, I looked up the address in Bitcoin block explorer and it says the address does not exist in the network.

Its a new address, the client creates a new one everytime there are no more 'clean' addresses.

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August 02, 2011, 12:14:10 AM
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Your wallet generates a new address every time you receive a payment.

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August 02, 2011, 05:41:20 AM
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I think it's my address,  Smiley

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August 02, 2011, 02:03:58 PM
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Your wallet generates a new address every time you receive a payment.

Also, almost every time you send a payment.

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August 02, 2011, 02:06:23 PM
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By never existed in the network, it means it has never been used, therefore not in blockexplorer's record. Your client doesn't go around broadcasting "OHIA GAIS, THIS ISH MAH ADDRESS".

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August 02, 2011, 02:44:43 PM
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Your wallet generates a new address every time you receive a payment.
Only when you receive payment to the address currently selected which appears in the "your bitcoin address" box.

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