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Transactions that have not yet been included in a block.

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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?

I sent a transaction without (or with an exceptionally small) transaction fee using extremely small or unconfirmed inputs while the stars were not standing right. For whatever reason, I have been ...
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How to unstuck a low-fee transaction with blockchain.info?

I've sent a transaction from blockchain.info, but accidentally included too little fee. What can I do to cancel the transaction or speed up the transaction's confirmation? This is a complementary ...
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Do unconfirmed transactions expire?

Do they just sit there unconfirmed (e.g. when you be evil and don't pay a tx fee) forever? Or do they get deleted after a few days?
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How do transactions leave the memory pool?

How does my bitcoin core client know when to drop a transaction from the memory pool? Is it as simple as a specific period of time?
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What happens if your transaction is never confirmed?

If I have a low amount and don't include a fee, the transaction takes forever to get confirmed. What happens if it never gets confirmed? Can the wallet that I sent it to still spend the money?
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Is it possible to cancel an unconfirmed transaction?

If you submit a transaction to the network but it hasn't yet be confirmed by a block, is it possible to cancel this transaction?
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Have any SPV users lost money because they accepted forged bitcoins?

I'm making a list of real-life examples of occasions where bitcoins were lost to various known attacks. One of these known attacks is that lightweight (SPV) wallets can't verify whether a transaction ...
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So I mined a block, but why would other nodes accept my mined block?

When a miner finds a hash and is thus able to confirm a block of transactions, that miner will then broadcast the confirmation (block?) to the other Bitcoin nodes so that it can be added to the ...
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What is meant by transaction 'pinning'?

What is meant by the term 'transaction pinning'?
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Replace-by-Fee vs Child-pays-for-Parent?

Both RBF and CPFP attempt to solve the problem of transactions not confirming because of an insufficient fee. What are the pros/cons of using one vs the other? Are both currently functional and ...
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Is it possible to add a miner's fee after you send your bitcoins?

I accidentally sent a transaction without a miner's fee and I need it to clear as soon as possible. But, as far as I can tell it's going to take days if it goes through at all. Is there any way that I ...
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Can someone outline the full pros/cons of the various Replace-By-Fee proposals?

I've done some research myself, but I find that I'm either biased myself, or my sources themselves are biased. Does anyone have an objective analysis of the various proposals and their advantages/...
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How to unstuck a low-fee transaction with Electrum?

I've sent a transaction with Electrum, but accidentally included too little fee. What can I do to speed up the transaction's confirmation or to replace it? This is a complementary question to Why is ...
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Do unconfirmed transactions expire after some time?

Sometimes confirmation process is very slow. I think that is because of the price of the fee. In that time, is it possible to cancel the unconfirmed transaction and re-send with higher transaction fee?...
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What (if anything) in the bitcoin protocol prevents bias against certain accounts?

The bitcoin protocol allows miners to choose which transactions to include when they create a block. They can't include any inauthentic transactions, but to allow for an open market of transaction ...
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Is it possible to view unconfirmed transactions with the bitcoin client?

This site shows you unconfirmed bitcoin transactions: https://blockchain.info/unconfirmed-transactions As I understand it, these unconfirmed transactions are received and rebroadcast by every bitcoin ...
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How can an unconfirmed transaction be removed from the memory pool?

Using Bitcoind and Json-RPC, how can I remove an unconfirmed transaction from the memory pool? The scenario being that I want to remove the unconfirmed transaction because it's not getting confirmed, ...
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What does "lock time" mean?

I got a transaction that is still not confirmed for about one week, and I can see a field called "Lock Time" that says: Lock Time Block: 419382 https://blockchain.info/en/tx/...
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Spending output of a low-fee transaction by following with higher-fee transaction

Suppose I broadcast a transaction A with very low (or zero) fee. Normally, it would take a long time to confirm. Suppose, then I broadcast another transaction B that spends a (yet unconfirmed) output ...
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How do you apply "-zapwallettxes" on Windows?

On May 27 I tried to sell some Bitcoins(for the first time). Since that day the transaction is in the status "unconfirmed". The amount is booked from my wallet, but isn't booked to my bank account. ...
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What is the largest number of blocks a transaction has ever waited for confirmation?

What is the largest number of blocks a transaction has ever waited before eventual confirmation? Please exclude: Transactions with no fee Transactions delayed because of unconfirmed inputs ...
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How does it contribute to the Bitcoin network when I run a node with a bigger than default mempool?

Lately, when the blockspace demand outstrips the default mempool size and the dynamic minimum feerate of nodes rises above the minimum transaction feerate, I often see the suggestion to simply ...
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What happens to transactions in the mempool when their parent transaction expires?

I was just reading the Coin Metrics Newsletter #53, and it included a section about the recent mempool congestion. After mentioning transactions that got evicted due to the network's queue of ...
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Why doesn't the protocol allow unconfirmed transactions to expire at a given height?

Transactions with low fees may remain in the mempool for as long as 14 days. This indeterminism is a source of confusion for users and wallets. It's not possible to cause a transaction in the mempool ...
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How does an SPV node verify an unconfirmed transaction?

Alice pays Bob 1 BTC with a simple pay-to-address type transaction. Three seconds after Alice broadcasts her transaction, Bob's Simplified Payment Verification (SPV) wallet displays a message saying ...
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Blockchain - How can I cancel my blockchain transaction, unconfirmed after +1 day [duplicate]

I am using blockchain.info. I have made a bitcoin transaction of 4.79 BTC to the address 1DWaEfPbcKQvjMi9D9eNMrVRQzWiSLVvaS. (exchanger) You can see the transaction at https://blockchain.info/tx/...
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Requirements to accept and send SegWit transactions?

I roughly understand how SegWit works, but not the details, got a few practical questions. If I understood correctly there are separate 'SegWit addresses'. How does that work, do they look like ...
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How to remove unconfirmed, non-existent transaction from QT wallet [duplicate]

I transferred 10 btc from my Coinbase acct to my wallet. The transaction appears twice in my wallet, one went right through and confirmed within minutes, the other has 0 confirmations (after 2 weeks),...
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Bitcoin.conf setting for CPFP - how can I enable longer 'chains' of unconfirmed transactions?

I often receive an -32700 'Insufficient Funds' error when attempting to create 'child pays for parent' (CPFP) transactions using unconfirmed change output. This can be problematic since it can prevent ...
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Spending own generated unconfirmed change in the v.0.9.0 era

Reading about spending own generated unconfirmed change some time ago I stumbled upon this reddit thread that convinced me that doing so is a really bad idea and could prove catastrophic for any ...
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Can an unconfirmed transaction fall under the radar?

Something very peculiar has happened with a transaction and I would like to understand what network conditions can possibly be the cause of this. I transferred about 150mBTC from my Android wallet ...
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Are Micropayment channels still subject to malleability after BIP65?

After BIP 65, are simple, unidirectional, MPC still subject to transaction malleability? More specifically: Is the payee at risk because of malleability? If yes, how? (as far as I understood, the ...
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Replaceable transaction or Non-replaceable. How can I identify it from raw transaction?

I created two transactions on Electrum Mac client. The first tranaction is replaceable and the other is non-Replaceable. The followings are the results of get-rawtransaction of the the two ...
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Where are transactions to be confirmed stored?

When a bitcoin client sends a transaction to its connecting full nodes, before that transaction is confirmed, where is it stored? on all full nodes?
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When does Bitcoin Core allow you to "Abandon transaction"?

Right-clicking on an unconfirmed transaction pops up a contextual menu that has the option "Abandon transaction". It is usually grayed out. How much time needs to pass for Bitcoin Core to ...
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What is the meaning of "Position in mempool" for a transaction?

I am using Electrum as my wallet and when I am receiving a transaction, I see an attribute with the name "Position in mempool" and the value is "8.61 MB from tip". Since the ...
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Should I increase my mempool size to accomodate temporary crisis?

I am seeing 68k unconfirmed transactions on blockchain.info. My own bitcoind (v0.13.0) node has 49k transactions in its mempool with memory usage currently at 230mb. Knowing that the memory cap is ...
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What technical properties does a confirmed Tx have that an unconfirmed Tx does not?

From a user perspective, each block confirmation reduces the probability that a transaction payment will be reversed. However from the perspective of the software, what happens when a transaction is ...
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Transactions seen by peers, but not confirming

I have an old MultiBit wallet (v. 05.16) and within the last month I have experienced delays when transferring bitcoin. Some transfers have been seen by 2 peers and some by 6 peers, but none have ...
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Can I revert a transaction by removing it from the receiver's mempool?

I accidentally sent a payment from my blockchain.info address to my Bitcoin Core address with a really small fee (5 satoshi/byte). The transaction is still unconfirmed, for 4 days now. I heard Bitcoin ...
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How can I unstuck a transaction sent from Mycelium?

My transaction has been unconfirmed for more than a week. I had a normal transaction fee (not low). The amount of the transaction was not small >0.5btc. The inputs were not unconfirmed outputs. The ...
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Unconfirmed transaction for 2 days despite network fees, rescans and redownload

I made a transaction 2 days ago, (using BitcoinQT 0.8.1-beta on MacOS X) that didn't propagate. I can't find the transaction on blockexplorer or blockchain.info (or anywhere else for that matter) yet. ...
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Can RBF be used to change the value of a transaction?

I understand that we can use RBF Protocol to replace a transaction with higher fees to get the transaction confirmed faster. However, is it possible to use RBF to change the value of the transaction, ...
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What is the longest time a transaction has been in limbo for?

What is the longest time a transaction has been in limbo for in Bitcoin?
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Coinbase to Block Chain Transfer Delay

I recently sent a friend of mine around $950 in BTC from Coinbase to his BTC wallet on BlockChain.info. The transaction is showing up as completed in my account, but he claims he has not received the ...
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bitcoind getrawmempool without downloading the full blockchain

I'm running bitcoind from a small virtual machine on digitialocean. I'm interested only in looking at the new transactions in bitcoind getrawmempool Is there a way to get these transactions without ...
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spending unconfirmed utxos which exist in the tail of mempool queue

I have some unconfirmed utxos with: sat_per_vbyte=1, which probably exist in the tail of the mempool queue, e.g. 22300/22385. They are being kept in: "unconfirmed" since 3 months ago. And ...
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It's possible to spend a BTC without fee to forge a payment?

I would like to know if it is possible to make a transaction without fee (probably this transaction will never be confirmed) and some time later to take this money back and spend in another ...
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Can I see all transactions not included in a block yet?

I'm running bitcoind and would like to see which transactions I've received but haven't been included in a block yet. Is that possible, or do I need to run special mining software to see that?
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Why is the transaction priority removed?

As far as I know, in the earlier version of Bitcoin, there was a mechanism about transaction priorities. However, it has been removed (or not being taken into account anymore) and now the only ...
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