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July 05, 2018, 05:51:18 PM
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Someone sends you some BTC.

Can you find out the sender's address and the BTC balance?

I looked at the transaction ID and details but I cannot find the sender's address.

Is it possible to find this information? I know it is easy to see the balance of a certain BTC address but how to find that address?

I should probably mention that we actually did this transaction for this specific reason, to show each other our balance, but we do not know how to see the sender's address. Of course the person could just tell me the wallet address he sent it from but how to verify it is really that address?

Thanks
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July 05, 2018, 06:05:36 PM
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if your reading the raw tx details of th transaction..
output is to you, input is from them

another way is to put the txid into blockchain.info and you will see

1addresss  -> 1other address

the address on the left is the sender the one on the right is the receiver(you in this case).

you cannot find the total combined holdings of that user but you can see how much the sender had in that particular address(s) he used to send you funds

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July 05, 2018, 06:31:58 PM
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if your reading the raw tx details of th transaction..
output is to you, input is from them

another way is to put the txid into blockchain.info and you will see

1addresss  -> 1other address

the address on the left is the sender the one on the right is the receiver(you in this case).

you cannot find the total combined holdings of that user but you can see how much the sender had in that particular address(s) he used to send you funds
Thanks, I think I had a blackout moment, you are right, blockchain.com (not .info anymore) shows the address on the left
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July 05, 2018, 06:58:56 PM
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you cannot find the total combined holdings of that user but you can see how much the sender had in that particular address(s) he used to send you funds
Thanks. Consider my specific case, though, the very reason of the transaction was to show/prove our balances

You think this would not work? Is there a better way to show to someone you really have the amount ot BTC you say you do in your wallet?
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July 06, 2018, 03:29:45 AM
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You think this would not work? Is there a better way to show to someone you really have the amount ot BTC you say you do in your wallet?

you can go to your wallet choose the address that contains funds you want to prove they belong to you then sign a message from that address with its private key.
for instance:
Code:
bg17aw owns this address and the date is 2018-07-05
this way you don't have to spend the coins to prove anything, it is easy and fast and also nobody can fake it. and more importantly anybody can verify it easily.
here is the way to do it: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=990345.0

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July 08, 2018, 05:05:02 PM
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you can go to your wallet choose the address that contains funds you want to prove they belong to you then sign a message from that address with its private key.
thanks, didn't know about this.
Could this be used with Jaxx and the like?
Didn't have time to look at the link yet.
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July 25, 2018, 02:53:57 PM
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You can not see the sender address , from whom you received transaction. Also you can not see amount. The main reason behind this is programming and coding. All of the amount is totally well secure. May be in future it is possible that we can see sender address.
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