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Title: Transaction not received
Post by: sextian on April 16, 2019, 08:13:45 AM
I made a transaction yesterday and it is not appearing in my electrum wallet.

The id is:
5b3cf0f09572154349136ad6db10f84d97373ad31620c5081c882e9fc34aca2d

The receiving address is:
1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU

It was for a small amount, just to see if it would get through, which it hasn't. It has been deducted from the sending wallet.

I've tried restarting the electrum wallet and it makes no difference.

Any ideas?

Thanks.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: djhomeschool on April 16, 2019, 08:18:20 AM
Your transaction has been received on the receiving address: https://www.blockchain.com/nl/btc/address/1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU

What version of Electrum are you using?
Do you see a green circle in the bottom right corner of Electrum?


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bob123 on April 16, 2019, 08:28:47 AM
Please start off with basic information:

  • What OS are you using ?
  • What version of electrum are you using ?
  • Did you verify the signature of the file you have downloaded (to make sure you have the REAL electrum) ?
  • Is electrum synced (green / red circle at the bottom right) ?
  • Does your wallet contain the private key to the address you have posted ? (You can check that by opening the electrum console and typing ismine("1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU"). If it returns true, it does)


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: sextian on April 16, 2019, 08:34:24 AM
Please start off with basic information:

  • What OS are you using ?
  • What version of electrum are you using ?
  • Did you verify the signature of the file you have downloaded (to make sure you have the REAL electrum) ?
  • Is electrum synced (green / red circle at the bottom right) ?
  • Does your wallet contain the private key to the address you have posted ? (You can check that by opening the electrum console and typing ismine("1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU"). If it returns true, it does)

I'm using Linux Mint.

I didn't verify the signature of the file however I've received other transactions successfully.

The wallet does contain the private key of the address.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: TryNinja on April 16, 2019, 08:38:00 AM
Please start off with basic information:

  • What OS are you using ?
  • What version of electrum are you using ?
  • Did you verify the signature of the file you have downloaded (to make sure you have the REAL electrum) ?
  • Is electrum synced (green / red circle at the bottom right) ?
  • Does your wallet contain the private key to the address you have posted ? (You can check that by opening the electrum console and typing ismine("1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU"). If it returns true, it does)

I'm using Linux Mint.

I didn't verify the signature of the file however I've received other transactions successfully.

The wallet does contain the private key of the address.

Answer the remaining questions above...

Version of Electrum?
Status of the circle at the bottom right?


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: sextian on April 16, 2019, 08:41:50 AM
Please start off with basic information:

  • What OS are you using ?
  • What version of electrum are you using ?
  • Did you verify the signature of the file you have downloaded (to make sure you have the REAL electrum) ?
  • Is electrum synced (green / red circle at the bottom right) ?
  • Does your wallet contain the private key to the address you have posted ? (You can check that by opening the electrum console and typing ismine("1GK9Sp47tNuntYVHDPg5X3a8iZmLBK3fmU"). If it returns true, it does)

I'm using Linux Mint.

I didn't verify the signature of the file however I've received other transactions successfully.

The wallet does contain the private key of the address.



Answer the remaining questions above...

Version of Electrum?
Status of the circle at the bottom right?

Version 3.0.2

The green circle appears sometimes. Other times it synchronizes indefinitely.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: TryNinja on April 16, 2019, 08:43:12 AM
Version 3.0.2

The green circle appears sometimes. Other times it synchronizes indefinitely.

Update Electrum to the latest version on ELECTRUM.ORG (only legit website!).

Versions older than 3.3 donít synchronize anymore and have several issues (including a phishing attack that shows fake update messages and lead to fake websites). Optionally (but highly recommended) verify the file signature.

Remember to ALWAYS only use ELECTRUM.ORG regardless of the message you see.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: Pmalek on April 16, 2019, 08:46:15 AM
Version 3.0.2

The green circle appears sometimes. Other times it synchronizes indefinitely.
There is the problem. Versions older than 3.3 are no longer able to connect to Electrum servers. You need to update your client to the newest version. Make sure you do it from the official Electrum site and it is highly recommended that you verify the signatures of the downloaded file.

Also note, version 3.3.4 is the newest one. There is no 4.0 or anything newer than 3.3.4!

EDIT: seems TryNinja was faster and wrote his post while I was writing mine. Damn ninjas  ;D


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: sextian on April 16, 2019, 08:59:48 AM
Version 3.0.2

The green circle appears sometimes. Other times it synchronizes indefinitely.

Update Electrum to the latest version on ELECTRUM.ORG (only legit website!).

Versions older than 3.3 donít synchronize anymore and have several issues (including a phishing attack that shows fake update messages and lead to fake websites). Optionally (but highly recommended) verify the file signature.

Remember to ALWAYS only use ELECTRUM.ORG regardless of the message you see.

Great...I'll try that.

Thanks everyone for all your help.....


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bob123 on April 16, 2019, 11:29:18 AM
Download the latest version (3.3.4) from https://electrum.org/ (https://electrum.org/).

Then please verify your download:
  • Get ThomasV's public key (save as AnyName.asc): https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spesmilo/electrum/master/pubkeys/ThomasV.asc (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spesmilo/electrum/master/pubkeys/ThomasV.asc)
  • Download the signature file from electrum.org: wget https://download.electrum.org/3.3.4/Electrum-3.3.4.tar.gz.asc (http://wget https://download.electrum.org/3.3.4/Electrum-3.3.4.tar.gz.asc)
  • In the command line, enter: gpg --import AnyName.asc to import ThomasV's public key
  • Verify the signature: gpg --verify Electrum-SIGNATURE-FILE.asc Electrum-ARCHIVE.tar.gz (replacing the names, of course)
  • If you see this line: gpg: Good signature from "Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org) <thomasv@electrum.org>", everything is good.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: BitMaxz on April 16, 2019, 02:09:02 PM
Update Electrum to the latest version on ELECTRUM.ORG (only legit website!).

Versions older than 3.3 donít synchronize anymore and have several issues (including a phishing attack that shows fake update messages and lead to fake websites). Optionally (but highly recommended) verify the file signature.

Remember to ALWAYS only use ELECTRUM.ORG regardless of the message you see.

Great...I'll try that.

Thanks everyone for all your help.....

Make sure to backup your wallet first(if you don't have a backup seed phrase or private key) before you upgrade your wallet to the latest version Electrum_3.3.4 so that if you experience some technical issue or error from upgrading your old version electrum to a new version you can fully uninstall the Electrum wallet and reinstall the latest version and import the backup seed phrase/private keys.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bobymoore on April 29, 2019, 05:56:20 PM
I Sen two transactions to my electrum wallet the first confirmed, but the second I think has stuck as for about an hour is still to uncorfimed. What to do?


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: TryNinja on April 29, 2019, 06:03:36 PM
I Sen two transactions to my electrum wallet the first confirmed, but the second I think has stuck as for about an hour is still to uncorfimed. What to do?
Wait. The mempool spiked again: https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#1,24h

Let it clear and your tx will get confirmed.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bobymoore on April 29, 2019, 06:12:22 PM
I Sen two transactions to my electrum wallet the first confirmed, but the second I think has stuck as for about an hour is still to uncorfimed. What to do?
Wait. The mempool spiked again: https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#1,24h

Let it clear and your tx will get confirmed.
I worried because I send two transaction in the same receive address I think or I don't remember well, is it possible?


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: TryNinja on April 29, 2019, 06:15:36 PM
Quote from: bobymoore link=topic=5132397.msg50826828#msg50826828
I worried because I send two transaction in the same receive address I think or I don't remember well, is it possible?
Two transactions to the same address? Absolutely.

There is no limit of transactions/coins an address can receive. I could spend a whole year sending 1 BTC per day to your address.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bobymoore on April 29, 2019, 06:20:19 PM
Quote from: bobymoore link=topic=5132397.msg50826828#msg50826828
I worried because I send two transaction in the same receive address I think or I don't remember well, is it possible?
Two transactions to the same address? Absolutely.

There is no limit of transactions/coins an address can receive. I could spend a whole year sending 1 BTC per day to your address.
I mean every time I press receive the number of wallet address change... Or I make rong?


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: TryNinja on April 29, 2019, 06:21:42 PM
Quote from: bobymoore link=topic=5132397.msg50826926#msg50826926
I mean every time I press receive the number of wallet address change... Or I make rong?
Yes. But every old address stays valid forever.

They change after every transaction for privacy reasons. But you can receive any amount of coins, to any address, at any time. All addresses on your wallet can be used multiple times.


Title: Re: Transaction not received
Post by: bobymoore on April 29, 2019, 06:24:25 PM
Quote from: bobymoore link=topic=5132397.msg50826926#msg50826926
I mean every time I press receive the number of wallet address change... Or I make rong?
Yes. But every old address stays valid forever.

They change after every transaction for privacy reasons. But you can receive any amount of coins, to any address, at any time. All addresses on your wallet can be used multiple times.
OK, thanks, I am waiting for the transaction to confirm...