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August 10, 2011, 06:47:33 AM
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Hello,

What happens if someone sends you bitcoins and your bitcoin client or bitcoind is offline? If the receiving address is not there what happens to the transfer? Does it get bounced back, how does the network handle this eventuality....just curious Smiley

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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August 10, 2011, 06:49:50 AM
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Bitcoin is a distributed database of transactions. The coins dont "really exist".

When your client connects to the network it will download the last transactions and will see the received coins. You dont have to have an active client to receive bitcoins.
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August 10, 2011, 06:54:41 AM
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Many thanks for the quick response... your great hugolp ...cheers
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August 10, 2011, 01:21:47 PM
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If you want to track the transactions of an offline address, use http://blockexplorer.com

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
Pywallet: instructions. Encrypted wallet support, export/import keys/addresses, backup wallets, export/import CSV data from/into wallet, merge wallets, delete/import addresses and transactions, recover altcoins sent to bitcoin addresses, sign/verify messages and files with Bitcoin addresses, recover deleted wallets, etc.
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