I've never been savvy with these kinds of things, but for whatever reason I've been trying to figure out how this whole bitcoin thing works with all the finesse of an blind man trying to find his way out of a maze.
What I'm trying to do is get my bitcoins into the little bitcoin wallet program thingy I downloaded from the bitcoin website, so I can send them to different places because I honestly don't know if there's any other way to send bitcoins anywhere because like I said before, I'm blind and in a maze. So I guess what I'm really asking what I should do next, but first I have to explain what I've done already.
So I started at Dwolla. I got an account, verified my bank account and all that noise, the works. My first stop after that was Mt. Gox. Yeah, in retrospect that probably wasn't a very good choice, but I'm new to this. So I click the add funds button, I go and I add about 50 bucks (again, I probably should not have put this much money on Mt. Gox to begin with). After about 4 days, the money is transferred from my bank account to Mt. Gox. I traded it for about 5 bitcoins. Now, this is where I do something pretty dumb. I want the bitcoins in the little wallet thingy, so I go to the withdraw funds page. I put in the amount I want to withdraw, and put down my bitcoin address that I want the money to be withdrawn to. The dumb thing was that I sent ALL my bitcoins at once, without a second thought that maybe I didn't know what I was doing and I could actually lose my bitcoins because I've never really done this before.
So it says that the funds are on their way, but I check my wallet and it says nothing is there. It's been about 2 days now and I still have no idea where the money went or if it's still headed to my account. This
seems to give me some assurance that my bitcoins didn't disappear into thin air, but I really don't know what it means nor do I know what I should do now.
Any advice, anybody? It would be much much much appreciated.