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March 05, 2020, 08:45:12 AM
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What is your story of not being able to access your Bitcoin wallet with Bitcoins in them.

What have you tried to retrieve them?

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March 05, 2020, 08:48:04 AM
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I have once lost some BTC due to an online wallet hack (inputs.io). There was no way to recover them but it was a great lesson. Not your keys, not your coins.
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March 05, 2020, 09:05:56 AM
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My first wallet, i generate it and i forget where i put the private key.

What have you tried to retrieve them?
Just checking where i put my private key, but can't find it, so i gave up.

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March 05, 2020, 09:28:07 AM
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Not actually Bitcoin but I lose some crypto because I misplace the private key.
It was my first time using DEX and I was just newbie at that time.
But it is just a small amount and thanks to that experience I learn to always keep my private key secure and always have some back up copy of it.

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March 05, 2020, 09:30:54 AM
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I have 3 experience of me losing access to my own wallets, the first one is when I accidentally formatted my hard drive which contains my seeds and private keys and my total holding in those wallets is approximately about 200-300$ in erc20 tokes, eth, and bitcoin. The second one is by getting hacked and lastly is later losing my nano ledger. I tried contacting supports for my wallets which I got my seeds deleted but got no reply, I just lost hope about it and just forget and move on from it.

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March 05, 2020, 09:50:24 AM
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I first experienced it when I first started following crypto and I couldn't return it and activate it again because the pass to fix I forgot. but because the value isn't great, I made another wallet with a pretty good backup right now.
maybe there are also many who have problems losing a bitcoin wallet, and that's normal.

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March 05, 2020, 10:02:55 AM
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What is your story of not being able to access your Bitcoin wallet with Bitcoins in them.

What have you tried to retrieve them?
When I am still newbie, I created a bitcoin wallet at that time so I can store my bitcoins that I am going to use for online gambling. And what happened was I forgot my private key as I thought that it is not important because I was thinking at that time that I only need my email address and password to login. I try to recover my wallet via my email but I was unlucky.

It was my big mistake as I have stored 1 bitcoin to that wallet but the bitcoin price at that time was around 220$, after the incident I transfer to our local exchange and I always make sure to save the private key in every wallet that I created so I can avoid my past mistake.

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March 05, 2020, 10:18:33 AM
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What is your story of not being able to access your Bitcoin wallet with Bitcoins in them.

What have you tried to retrieve them?
When I am still newbie, I created a bitcoin wallet at that time so I can store my bitcoins that I am going to use for online gambling. And what happened was I forgot my private key as I thought that it is not important because I was thinking at that time that I only need my email address and password to login. I try to recover my wallet via my email but I was unlucky.

It was my big mistake as I have stored 1 bitcoin to that wallet but the bitcoin price at that time was around 220$, after the incident I transfer to our local exchange and I always make sure to save the private key in every wallet that I created so I can avoid my past mistake.

That 1 Bitcoin today is quite a sum of money. So, you are in the crypto space since around 2012

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It was about 2013. 
I had a couple of hundreds worth of BTC & LTC. I used my GPU for mining (believe it was r9 280X?), and one day I came back from work and found all up in smoke.
PC was gone, hard disk deceased.
I had a PK printed out on paper, and I thought I was safe there. I was sorry for the PC, but glad that my apartment didn't catch on fire.
At a later date, with a new PC, I started to install all my shit, got to a wallet.
I went to the drawer where I held all my PC related crap and found out that my girl (now wife), has "cleaned" everything for me, after that terrible fire.   Cheesy

I was too furious to get in crypto until early 2017., but a lesson learned.
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March 05, 2020, 10:45:22 AM
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It was about 2013. 
I had a couple of hundreds worth of BTC & LTC. I used my GPU for mining (believe it was r9 280X?), and one day I came back from work and found all up in smoke.
PC was gone, hard disk deceased.
I had a PK printed out on paper, and I thought I was safe there. I was sorry for the PC, but glad that my apartment didn't catch on fire.
At a later date, with a new PC, I started to install all my shit, got to a wallet.
I went to the drawer where I held all my PC related crap and found out that my girl (now wife), has "cleaned" everything for me, after that terrible fire.   Cheesy

I was too furious to get in crypto until early 2017., but a lesson learned.
NEVER EVER have PK only in one physical place... Grin



What a story!

Well, you got back in early 2017, which was just before the great bull run, not too bad.

I guess your girl is also now educated on Bitcoin  Grin

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March 05, 2020, 10:58:09 AM
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When i was new to crypto i didn't know much about wallets and i used to store them in exchanges and it was a low quality exchange and my account was disabled due to which i lost my bitcoin , that is exchange dont even exists now , now i have much experience and wont do any foolish things and trust anyone
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March 05, 2020, 11:13:45 AM
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No, I haven't but from stories of other users see how complicated and frustrated that might be.
That is why it's very important to always have a back up and your access data stored in a safe and secure way.
My advice is not to store all your coins in just one wallet and don't keep coins at exchanges, their only purpose is trading, not storage of coins.
People learn best on their own mistakes but that is very often painful and expensive.

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March 05, 2020, 11:16:56 AM
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It happens to me I have lost access to my bitcoin because it was hack. I never thought before that I will experience this kind of hacking in my wallet. This is always a reminder to me and to anyone to be careful with holding their asset in a wallet.

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March 05, 2020, 11:38:42 AM
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So far I haven't experience it because I already have found this forum as a newbie and learn a lot.
I learn how to keep my wallet safe and secured learn how to avoid being scammed and how to trade thanks to this forum.

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March 05, 2020, 12:29:07 PM
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Once yes, long ago I lost the passphrase of my wallet and luckily I did not have much Bitcoin there. It was just enough that I was afford to lose.

I messed up somehow. I thought I saved the passphrase in my desktop in a text file but few days later I was looking for the file to access the wallet and the realized I actually did not save the information and by then I had not anything left to get that back.

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March 05, 2020, 12:37:18 PM
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Never, when I entered on cryptos, it's already worths a lot of money, and I was very cautious to know first how to proper deal with wallets
I already lose some money on exchanges hacks, but never on my wallets, and this is scary, to lost access to your BTC

I see this is a problem of people who had BTC a long time ago and them lost the keys, or someone who doesn't pay so much attention to the reccomendations of wallets

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March 05, 2020, 12:46:12 PM
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I haven't but I have some bad experience with some online wallets that I don't want to use anymore.

I know that everyone is aware of that buggy wallet that we don't want to use anymore because it's only giving a headache.

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March 05, 2020, 12:53:40 PM
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It was about 2013. 
I had a couple of hundreds worth of BTC & LTC. I used my GPU for mining (believe it was r9 280X?), and one day I came back from work and found all up in smoke.
PC was gone, hard disk deceased.
I had a PK printed out on paper, and I thought I was safe there. I was sorry for the PC, but glad that my apartment didn't catch on fire.
At a later date, with a new PC, I started to install all my shit, got to a wallet.
I went to the drawer where I held all my PC related crap and found out that my girl (now wife), has "cleaned" everything for me, after that terrible fire.   Cheesy

I was too furious to get in crypto until early 2017., but a lesson learned.
NEVER EVER have PK only in one physical place... Grin



What a story!

Well, you got back in early 2017, which was just before the great bull run, not too bad.

I guess your girl is also now educated on Bitcoin  Grin

My wife, yes, I think she's a pro on crypto how much I talked about it.  Grin

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March 05, 2020, 01:04:11 PM
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I have experienced things like this losing access to enter the bitcoin wallet even though there are quite a lot of bitcoins in it but I can't help but just mengeclaskan it and it can't come back anymore because it's hard to recover.

But when I experience that, I have to be careful to save the bitcoin wallet access so that nothing happens like it used to.




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March 05, 2020, 01:09:19 PM
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I have many experience lossing my Bitcoin,  

Like Lossing my bitcoin in Exchange before (Cryptopia)
In Blockchain wallet were my pharaprase seed accidentally deleted.  And also by hackere and fake wallet and to retrieve this is very hard for me.  That's why what i do now is make back up to my private keys and storing this into safe.  And also i always reveiw the website or exchange before using this.
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