I was moving 1 BTC from an old bitcoin core wallet to a cold storage and put a low fee. Didn't realize how low it was until after the transaction was made. The transaction was pending unconfirmed the past month but just went to invalid.

Loaded up my BTCcore wallet and funds are not back in it. Is there something else I need to do as I would like to send it again but with a higher fee.

Here is my transaction ID if that helps:


Any advice would be much appreciated. I did check RBF but sadly don't have any other BTC in the wallet so not sure I can do anything about that.

Thanks for any help

  • According to some alternative explorer, the transaction seems valid and queued for confirmation. Congrats! You can use Child-Pays-For-Parent for faster confirmation time.
    – Mercedes
    Jun 1 at 20:09
  • Thank you! So would I need to add some BTC to the sending or receiving address? Right now both are empty as I sent the full balance to my Ledger
    – KKade
    Jun 1 at 20:13
  • One solution would be to import the utxo address' private key to Bitcoin Core, and sending it back to yourself (Child-Pays-For-Parent). Another solution would be to abandon the transaction from Bitcoin Core, and send the txin to yourself with a larger fee (Replace-By-Fee).
    – Mercedes
    Jun 1 at 20:24
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    Does this answer your question? Transaction Status: 0 / not confirmed, not in mempool Jun 2 at 8:31
  • I will research using that method but if I can just cancel it and resend it with a higher fee that sounds like the best idea. Why hasn't this method been discussed enough in other forums? Is it risky to do so? Seems like the go to is RBF/CPFP but the canceling seems like the better option right?
    – KKade
    Jun 2 at 16:41


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