I have an old "BitCoin-QT" Core client at version 'V0.7 2-beta' - that I just want to move coins from, to a Ledger Nano, (and then not need to ever fire up this local QT software again). My BitCoin-QT Core client is about 3 years out of date with regard to the Blockchain..
Without having to go through the whole Client Upgrade path.. last night I tried to move a small BTC transaction off via the Client as a Test.
After a few hours the transaction status on the client was given as "Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 28 nodes". I sent the nominal BTC transaction to an address beginning with "1B.." a legacy BTC address.
I looked this morning for my Transaction via the Bitcoin Block Explorer (blockchain.info) - but nothing was showing.
Is this telling me :
- I just need to wait longer? (how long approx?), or
- My transaction will never get processed? (its in an old format or something). If so how would I claim the coins sent (and fees charged?) for this failed attempt?, or
- I definitely need to upgrade my QT core client first before I can send any coins from this old client? If so, what is the Min QT Client version I should target to upgrade to ? (ie to avail of the latest Forks, BTC Cash offerings etc?).
Much thanks, L