I attempted to transfer my Etererum holdings from Bitcoin to an address and entered a wrong digit in the address. Coinbase shows transaction complete. How can I recover?

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    Nevery type addresses, use copy & past or scan a qr code. You can ask to Coinbase support if they can do something in case of an involuntary error, but I'm afraid that transactions in the blockchain are final and cannot be reversed ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/25866/….
    – Ismael
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 3:59

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Simple! You just brute-force as many random private keys as you can until you find the one that corresponds to the address you accidentally sent your Ether to. Only downside, this will probably take you longer than the remaining lifetime of the universe.

Alternatively, lobby the Ethereum community to create a hard fork of the blockchain just for you, in which that transaction didn't take place. I wouldn't hold your breath on this option either.

Third option, ask coinbase nicely and see if they will issue a refund. This is probably the least likely option to succeed of the three :)

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    lmao. The only people who visit this post are people losing money and you are posting this :p Commented Jun 26, 2018 at 21:44

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