I have two transactions that won't go through. The first one I first one I sent with a zero transaction fee by accident and the second one I second one I sent with a fee of .00022324. Neither is going through. I read this question and one of the answers said that

What can I do to speed-up the transaction’s confirmation?

Nothing. The next best thing is to cancel and resend the transaction.

Make a note of the individual bitcoin address(es) that the unconfirmed transaction was sent from. Wait a few days until your wallet stops broadcasting the transaction (or for immediate results, run Bitcoin Core with the -zapwallettxes option) Send all your bitcoins from the addresses recorded in step 1 to a new address with the recommended or higher than recommended fee. Make original transaction again using the recommended fee.

I wanted to try the -zapwallettxes option but when I try to run bitcoind from terminal it doesn't work. And since I installed from PPA I can't find where the binary was put.

  • And since I installed from PPA I can't find where the binary was put. What does which bitcoind return?
    – Nick ODell
    Mar 16, 2016 at 5:44
  • It shows nothing. No error, nothing at all.
    – rajlego
    Mar 16, 2016 at 7:29
  • You seem to be running bitcoin-qt, not bitcoind. Mar 16, 2016 at 15:06
  • I didn't know they were separate. Is there anything I can do now then besides waiting?
    – rajlego
    Mar 16, 2016 at 15:45

2 Answers 2


You probably installed bitcoin-qt only. You should install it first.

sudo apt-get install bitcoind
  • Or you can call bitcoin-qt -zapwalletxes Sep 11, 2016 at 11:40

I'm stealing Pieter's comment, because it should be an answer. ;)

Bitcoin-Qt and bitcoind are two separate programs although they share most of their code base.

You can just call

bitcoin-qt -zapwalletxes


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