bitcoind is imposing a transaction fee of 0.0001 BTC forcefully even though I have set "transaction fee" to 0. Is it possible to transfer BTC to an address without paying a fee? If so, how?

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Upgrade to Bitcoin version 0.9 or later which removes the minimum relay fee. Just be warned -- the lower the fee you set, the longer it can take for your transaction to be confirmed. Zero-fee transactions can take days.

  • I've had 0 fee transactions confirmed in minutes. dont believe the hype.
    – jaybny
    Mar 21, 2014 at 8:50
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    @jaybny I didn't say they can't take minutes, I said they can take days. Mar 21, 2014 at 8:51
  • I've never had to wait over 12 hours ever. used many wallets over many years.
    – jaybny
    Mar 21, 2014 at 8:54
  • Did you modify the code to set the transaction fee to zero? 0.9 hasn't been out for long and previous versions don't let you force a zero fee. Mar 21, 2014 at 8:58
  • Thanks David, I have upgraded to 0.9 but it is still including fee, can you please tell me what's the problem ? Mar 21, 2014 at 9:36

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