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Title: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: CounterEntropy on September 10, 2019, 12:19:41 AM
1. https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx

2. https://mempool.observer/

3. https://bitcoinfees.earn.com/

4. https://mempool.space/

5. https://www.blockchain.com/charts/mempool-size

6. https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/mempool/transactions

7. https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#0,24h

8. https://coinb.in/#fees

Which one do you use? Feel free to suggest one to be added in the list.


Title: Re: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: 1miau on September 10, 2019, 01:01:26 AM
7. https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#0,24h
For checking the required fee to send a transaction cheap and fast, I'm using this one because it's very detailed and despite of that easy to understand. In addition the site offers different charts:

- Unconfirmed Transaction Count (Mempool)
- Pending transaction fee in BTC
- Mempool Size in MB

Mempool Size in MB is optimal to get an impression for determining the fee. If you are interested, here's more information about saving valuable BTC instead of wasting them for fees: Make sure to avoid wasting BTC for too high fees step by step guide (Electrum) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5182906.0)

And sometimes you'll see people paying way too much.  :D

https://i.imgur.com/I2WWe9N.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qpR4nJT.jpg
(Someone paid a 0.1BTC fee for a single transaction)



Most of the other sites are recommending a very high fee while it's not really necessary to pay so much even if you want to have your transaction included in the next block.


Title: Re: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: dkbit98 on September 10, 2019, 09:32:50 AM
Nice list.
I was usually using this website
https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#0,24h

EDIT:

But I am switching to this one now:
https://mempool.space/tv

Thanks


Title: Re: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: Pmalek on September 10, 2019, 09:52:48 AM
I use https://jochen-hoenicke.de/queue/#0,24h as well.
Was a bit confusing at first trying to figure out what all the different graphs mean. You will mostly need the first and the third graphs that show the unconfirmed transaction count and the mempool size in MB. Basically the closer it is to the dark blue region the sooner your transaction will get confirmed and with less fees.

If you don't care to wait a bit longer just add 1 sat/byte and it will confirm once the mempool empties to that region.


Title: Re: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: o_e_l_e_o on September 10, 2019, 08:46:13 PM
Another +1 for Jochen's site. It tells you everything you need to know in a single glance to work out the best fee for your own needs. The best option.

A couple of the sites you have listed are poor recommendations. btc.com and bitcoinfees.earn both constantly and significantly overestimate fees. For example, right now the mempool is pretty much empty, and if I was making a transaction I would pay 1 sat/byte and be pretty confident it would be confirmed in the next block. Bitcoinfees.earn is recommending a fee of 16 sats/byte and btc.com is recommending a whopping 62 sats/byte. 62 sats/byte would put you 0.02 MB from the tip. Completely unnecessary and a massive overpayment.

If you can't figure out Jochen's site, then the next best site is usually https://coinb.in/#fees. You can ignore all the complicated sliders if you like and just look at the number at the bottom of the blue box. It will give you a much closer representation to what fee is actually required to be fairly sure of getting in to the next block, with massively overestimating like the two sites above.


Title: Re: List of Bitcoin Mempool Viewers for Reference
Post by: CounterEntropy on September 11, 2019, 04:05:16 PM
If you can't figure out Jochen's site, then the next best site is usually https://coinb.in/#fees. You can ignore all the complicated sliders if you like and just look at the number at the bottom of the blue box. It will give you a much closer representation to what fee is actually required to be fairly sure of getting in to the next block, with massively overestimating like the two sites above.

Thanks a LoT. OP updated with this info. :)