Can I find the Originator of the BitCoin address?

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TIM VALUR COTT asked 1 month ago

16NqfwPtUDuutr3cphHaE8FTn4CbUfyKEm

is the address I have. I bought 0.095951 BTC through Coinmama.com and do not have the address of the website(s) I visited before. Normally, I would look through my internet history but this is also a new computer and my old one has been “scrapped for parts.”

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Steven Hay answered 1 month ago

Hi Tim,
 
So it seems these addresses are the most likely to yield results as they have the most number of total transactions are therefore perhaps known exchange addresses:
 
3QzdGwH2WkpsywmijQKw5LT6Dg5Wkt9jd5
3AgbJmhzALzxLNUpC1Z6EiFpXHdWsXxZiF
397aLLtAA2fHipc2FDGEnMTdY1uVBd3jmy
 
Sometimes Blockchain.info will tag known exchange addresses but I saw no such tags. I don’t know how to go about finding out who owns these addresses. It might be possible but it requires some sophisticated blockchain forensics.

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