Ooops, used extend public address instead of receive address....

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  1. Csherms

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    Hey all, thanks in advance for any helpful replies.

    I accidentally gave my extended public address rather than my "receive" address to have funds sent to. Will I still get the funds?
     
  2. AdrianX

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    I'd think they are the same thing.

    The one you want to keep private is the private key in the public private key pair. It's not something you can come by by accident). you wallet secures it by default. if you don't have the private key stored in a wallet or saves off line you won't have assess to the finds.

    A receive address or public key starts with a 1 (sometimes a 3) and is between 26-35 alphanumeric characters. All addresses have a valid test string so generally you can't sent to an invalid address.

    you can cut an past the address in the search bar on https://blockchain.info/ to see what is happening with that address.

    If it's one of your keys you will get the funds.
     
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  3. Csherms

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    Thanks for the reply Adrian. The transaction didn't go thru so I think it doesn't work on it's own as a receiving account, so all is well!
     
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