I tried to send a bitcoin transfer Wednesday evening and it is still unconfirmed. It says "fees 0" but I have my block chain account set to "use recommended fee" by default. Can anyone help me get this confirmed? If greatly appreciate it!

Here it is: https://blockchain.info/tx/f054dbba378cea1b82168214cf28771f60c7cc30be0963b0b38498c7a0ec9166

  • Are you using the blockchain.info wallet? Mar 27, 2015 at 17:14
  • Yes, I am. Is that bad?
    – Brandon
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:22
  • @Brandon Not really. It is bad that one of the inputs to the transaction is unconfirmed, though.
    – Nick ODell
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:34

2 Answers 2


There are two obvious reasons why your tx remains unconfirmed:

  1. You have not included the recommended tx fee (that's probably your wallet's fault, unless you've manually overridden its default settings)
  2. You are spending an unconfirmed output: https://blockchain.info/tx-index/81648421/0 (also an insufficient tx fee issue). Unless this output gets confirmed, the tx above will never get any confirmations.

Most probably the tx will get invalidated by the network soon and the "spent" funds will return to your wallet.

In the meantime I would suggest you to be careful with spending unconfirmed outputs (there is an option to disable the spending of unconfirmed outputs in the bitcoin-core client) and avoid it whenever it's possible. Also, including the appropriate fee will make your tx much more likely to get confirmed soon by the network.


I've pushed this transaction. It will be confirmed soon (I hope in an hour). Next time do not spend unconfirmed outputs

  • ok, it confirmed :)
    – amaclin
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:52
  • Oh wow thank you. I didn't know there was an unconfirmed output! Please give me a bitcoin address for you so I can send you a tip or something, I greatly appreciate it!
    – Brandon
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:56
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    Thank you. I do not collect donations and tips. I did it because I am able to do it :) Isn't it funny?
    – amaclin
    Mar 27, 2015 at 18:07
  • I have the same problem, can you please tell me how you did @amaclin
    – N3RG4L
    Mar 15, 2016 at 11:14

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