I have an unconfirmed transaction that's come from my ledger wallet that I didn't make.

The transaction doesn't show in the wallet history but the balance is now zero. Can anyone advise? I'm a bit new to this and have a horrible fear I'm going to lose my bitcoin to a hacker:


  • Are you the sender or the recipient of this transaction? – Jestin Aug 31 '17 at 16:29
  • It came from my wallet but I didn't make it, nor want it to happen. – w2468 Aug 31 '17 at 21:25
  • There's good news and bad news. The good news is that this transaction was sent without a fee, meaning it is unlikely to be included into a block in a timely manner (if at all). The bad news is that it was created without opting into replace-by-fee, meaning you could "cancel" this transaction by sending another one with a higher fee. This would have been your best option. Likely, this transaction will never be mined and will be purged from the mempool. When that happens, you should spend it to a safer wallet. – Jestin Aug 31 '17 at 21:44
  • are you saying it will never be mined and returned? Or do I need to kick start that by sending another transaction to 1JKuZqSPA9zLAP2XS96zGUyuGR1awcB5bP using a higher fee that I don't pay for? – w2468 Aug 31 '17 at 22:08
  • Only send a transaction to an address you want to pay. If that isn't an address you want to give money to, then don't. As for sending another transaction with the same inputs, you can try, but until the unconfirmed transaction is cleared from the mempool, other nodes won't relay it. – Jestin Aug 31 '17 at 22:25

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