Unlike other blockchains, SOL addresses and their token addresses are different. Usually, when a user sends SPL Tokens (including Kin) to the SOL address, the blockchain will automatically direct the SPL tokens into the correct address - so you can use one address to receive all your different types of tokens. However sometimes, the blockchain can create a Token Account which is owned by another Token Account This can make the tokens in the Second Token Account unable to be accessed by the user. It is not known what causes this issue but it impacts a small number of user wallets across the Solana ecosystem.
The first step to take is to check if you have this issue:
Check your address on the Solana explorer https://explorer.solana.com/ and go to the tab Tokens, then choose Detailed instead of Summary on your right. Now you can see inspect your SPL token account. When this issue occurs the structure of the token accounts resembles this:
Sol Address (Owner of the First Kin Token Account)
→ First Token Account (Owner of the Second Token Account)
→ → Second Token Account (tokens are not accessible)
Option 1: Use the Sec3 RecoverNested Account Tool
Sec3, a Solana security audit company, have produced the following web tool which will transfer the tokens from the Second Token Account back into the account under the Owner’s control. The tool is currently in beta and available here:
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