I have a transaction. This transaction was taking a value from
AddrX and sending it to itself in a "split" of sorts. In the transaction there is one
98000000. This transaction split the stack and has two
VOUT. They are both
49000000.5. There is a transaction fee of
In this case, the total
98000001 which exceeds the total
98000000. However, that difference is found in the transaction fee.
From what I have understood about the blockchain and transactions, the transaction fee is:
Fee: sum(vin) - sum(vout) so it results in a
-1 transaction fee.
My issue here is that if I were building a database to track this address I would end up subtracting
98000000 from their balance, and then would add the two incoming values of
49000000.5 which would end up placing their total balance after this transaction to
98000001 which would be incorrect. Now, I could add logic to remove the transaction fee incurred from this manually; however I would have assumed that this transaction would be invalid because the total
VOUT was greater than the total
Could this situation be possible? So far from transactions I've seen, the transaction fee has already been applied to one of the
VOUT and thus would not cause this error. If it is possible, how can I detect this and remedy it?