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Can Bitcoins Sent to Wrong or Inactive Addresses Be Retrieved?

Unfortunately, we are not able to do this. Bitcoin transactions are irreversible.


This is why it is very important that you double-check the address you use to receive or send Bitcoins and make absolutely sure that it is the right one. The reason for this is that the owner of a Bitcoin wallet is the only one in control of it.


Bitcoins can be sent from an address by using its private key. Private keys are not public and hence, not accessible to us.


In the event that you have had Bitcoins sent to a wrong address, you have to personally contact the wallet owner and ask them to send you back the Bitcoins received by mistake. As there is no directory of wallet owners, the most common way to contact such a person is to send a micropayment with a message.

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Published Date = 13/02/2018
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