Well … I’m sitting here at the cafe once more having my coffee and the waiter brings the bill over to me. I paid him with my “fiat” and then I remember the time when I paid someone in Steem for a meal. This was @danielwong’s burger place called Big Hug Burger.
During the times when STEEM was above 1 USD a typical post payout would help a lot in an individual’s financial … hey it does pays the bill.
Anyway …. since 2 years ago there was no actual Steem wallet or mobile app to transfer Steem … it has to all be done manually. So after having burgers at Big Hug Burgers and wanted to pay in STEEM , I had to manually transfer the Steem over.
Instead of Transfering to the account of @danielwong … i accidently sent it to the wrong account named @daniel .
OF course, it had to be an inactive account which is just sitting down there and there is no way get that amount of STEEM back. Even after 2 years since this happen … my 4 STEEM which I sent is still there untouched.
So I googled today those who has actually sent STEEM to the wrong person … as I’m 100% certain that I’m not the only one who has mistakenly done so.
So after googling and searching .. I found this post about an account https://steemitwallet.com/@ashleigh/transfers which had transfered about $250k worth ( value at that time ) of STEEM to the wrong account called @minorityreport
Well … 137k worth of Steem is not as huge of a value now, however its still significant enough to support authors. Here was the post that lead me to this transfer. I think the owners of the account were able to connect and resolve the matter after weeks of powering down.
So what about you ? Have you sent Steem to the wrong account and have you ever gotten it back ?
Cheers and have a great day !