I sent the following transaction a few hours ago with Bitcoin-QT: https://blockchain.info/tx/b5682b48484a8752be62c6b4036eaf8a8f005d9ea75cbff434476b7506a9e3a2

And the transaction still has not been confirmed. I attached 0.0001 BTC transaction fee.

Did I lose the money? Can I do something to speed up the confirmation of the transaction?

  • looks to me like it says your transaction will take up to 26 hours and that your transaction fee was low
    – Mark S.
    Nov 19, 2013 at 5:31
  • @MarkS. Is it possible to double spend it with an added fee? I'm using bitcoin-qt on mac.
    – SChang
    Nov 19, 2013 at 6:36
  • I don't think any standard wallet will let you double-spend... you would have to hack the transaction yourself. And even then it probably wouldn't work unless you mined the block yourself.
    – RentFree
    Nov 20, 2013 at 15:51

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There is a time limit for transmission by most clients. I think Bitcoin-qt used 3 days. After that you can spend it again

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