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Is it possible for the contract owner of a ERC-20 token contract to freeze tokens in a third party’s ethereum address?

Sounds stupid, but our project member decided to send a small amount of tokens to an unknown address, which is now out of our control.

Thanks in advance

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Would it be possible for the contract owner to update the token contract to include a specific burn() function to burn the tokens held in a specific address? ( does burn() allow such?)

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Since you do not have control over the address, the tokens have been lost.

If your contract does not have a burn function, unfortunately you can not update it. Perhaps what can be done is to create a new contract that copies the current contract state and includes the burn function, but I do not know if this is so simple for your case.

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