Hi I am new to crypto and I am still learning the basics of things. I hope somebody can help me understand what's going on with this problem I am struggling with for the past many hours.
I installed Monero CLI on Whonix. I created a wallet just fine. Somebody sent some coins to the wallet address. But I had to synchronize the wallet before the coins show up. No matter what i tried I could not connect to the daemon through Tor ( I kept getting "could not bind IPv4 /failed to initialize p2p server" error). I search for a long time for a solution to this, but I could not solve it.
Eventually I gave up on Whonix. I said I will figure out anonymity later, I just want to see my coins. I went to a different machine and installed the Monero wallet GUI on clearnet (no Tor). I used the seed to recover my wallet. Got the daemon working and synchronized the wallet. I thought the coins I received before would finally show up in my wallet....... but they don't. I checked and realized that now my wallet receive address is completely different from before. I exchanged coins at the new address to make sure it works, and sure it does..... but the coins from my initial transaction never arrive in the wallet.
I used blockchain explorer and saw the first transaction went thru to the old address and it's getting broadcasted. I went back to Whonix machine (daemon still cant connect so it still cant synchronize the wallet) and the wallet still shows the old receive address from before I recovered the seed on the 2nd machine (as expected). Which means the coins are sitting in a wallet somewhere...?
Why did the wallet address change? Are they 2 separate wallets now?
Can I ever get the coins from the first transaction? Or are they lost forever
Thank you very much