When I use bitcoin-cli sendrawtransaction and only get -25 errors. I have tried to push the transaction using different blockchain explorer sites, but that didn't work. I have tried:


at https://live.blockcypher.com/btc-testnet/pushtx/ it decodes well, I get the message "Transaction Successfully Broadcst" but at the same time:

" No transaction found with the hash 7f1aa3a20163a9d4058940dd6af29b3f7aefc037b2f3b21133a1413a990bc4e7"

I can send transactions using sendtoaddress and this seems equivalent. I started from: https://live.blockcypher.com/btc-testnet/tx/32b88bf17552d1d8075e4086836fa587b40a16a0076877136144e445be0e9d65/ used:

bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction '[{"txid": "32b88bf17552d1d8075e4086836fa587b40a16a0076877136144e445be0e9d65", "vout": 1}]' '{"mrMEaWKfkJZcAN52VqNxKkF21uvf9HF9G7":1.5}'


bitcoin-cli signrawtransaction 0100000001659d0ebe45e4446113776807a0160ab487a56f8386405e07d8d15275f18bb8320100000000ffffffff0180d1f008000000001976a91476d2d121a1bbbc7e4c51f7a7c84437bb3aa1d66d88ac00000000 { "hex" : "0100000001659d0ebe45e4446113776807a0160ab487a56f8386405e07d8d15275f18bb832010000006b483045022100c139f0601bcef52dca990a7a5ae73a6e30ce5f521e2be25e80376338c4d0a84a02201f691b9295c32660d023ff65e8b2793b563f29b66d0c704577785d353e2f66620121029e033dda03e6cf9e0c93ac5b2689d047fd8e559ea0b5cfd1c86062387c672dcdffffffff0180d1f008000000001976a91476d2d121a1bbbc7e4c51f7a7c84437bb3aa1d66d88ac00000000", "complete" : true }

It decodes, can be signed, I have funds and I've sent similar transactions before, but now seems impossible.

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    Error -25 can be generated by your own client, even before it tries to send it to the network at all. So I would think it's more likely that there is something wrong with your transaction, and the network is fine. Perhaps you could explain in detail how you created the transaction. – Nate Eldredge Jun 8 '15 at 21:43
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    Your last question (having to recheck blocks) is almost certainly a problem at your end, and unrelated to your transactions being rejected. You should ask it as a separate question, including the exact message (we can't guess much from "I get an error") and details about how you shut down the client previously. – Nate Eldredge Jun 9 '15 at 17:19
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    Agreed. They are unrelated problems. I will leave the question for the rawtransaction and see if I can reproduce the other problem for another question. I was seeing strange things and started to think everything was connected. My bad. Thank you! – halftimepad Jun 9 '15 at 17:33

Your posted transaction has a tx fee of 0.5 XTN:

Version:  1  tx hash 7f1aa3a20163a9d4058940dd6af29b3f7aefc037b2f3b21133a1413a990bc4e7  192 bytes   
TxIn count: 1; TxOut count: 1
Lock time: 0 (valid anytime)
   0: mjKj3fFKUBMfYiozTw4jngpuDQRjarn62F from 32b88bf17552d1d8075e4086836fa587b40a16a0076877136144e445be0e9d65:1      2000.00000 mBTC  sig ok
   0: mrMEaWKfkJZcAN52VqNxKkF21uvf9HF9G7 receives   1500.00000 mBTC
Total input    2000.00000 mBTC
Total output   1500.00000 mBTC
Total fees      500.00000 mBTC

which exceeds the default max imposed by Bitcoin Core of 0.1 XTN (or BTC). Please try adding the -maxtxfee=<amt> option to bitcoind's command line, and report back if you're still having difficulty.

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    That was exactly the problem! Thank you! I will modify the question to make everything clear. – halftimepad Jun 9 '15 at 17:35
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    @halftimepad you can also add the second parameter to sendrawtransaction, which is a boolean for allowhighfees. – morsecoder Jun 9 '15 at 18:52
  • @StephenM347 I did not know that, thanks! – Christopher Gurnee Jun 9 '15 at 19:05
  • @StephenM347 Great! I'll also try some high fee transactions then. Last time I sent raw transactions there was no fee limit (and lost a few testnet coins in the changes). – halftimepad Jun 10 '15 at 20:49

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