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May 28, 2011, 04:51:00 AM
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I couldn't find this in a forum search...

What is the difference exactly between greyed out transactions and black ones?

Obviously transactions with 1 or more confirmations are black, but it's the 0/unconfirmed ones that I'm unsure about because there can be both colours.

With the latest 2 transactions in my client at the moment, both are 0/unconfirmed, both are for 0.01, yet one is black and one is grey.


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May 28, 2011, 05:50:30 AM
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Unconfirmed transactions are only grey when you receive them. They don't count toward your balance, since they might never clear.

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May 28, 2011, 06:08:25 AM
Last edit: May 28, 2011, 06:21:27 AM by Alex Beckenham
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Unconfirmed transactions are only grey when you receive them. They don't count toward your balance, since they might never clear.

I have an outgoing transaction that is grey. Is that some kind of error?



By the way, this is using the official 0.3.20.2 binary that was downloaded from bitcoin.org when that version was current.

Edit: Just tried in 0.3.21 with the same result, and have tried -rescan.

Then I tried the new -purgetx and it has removed it for me.


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May 28, 2011, 06:19:46 AM
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That's not an error. It means it didn't make it into a block yet. Just wait.

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May 28, 2011, 06:23:11 AM
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That's not an error. It means it didn't make it into a block yet. Just wait.

That second transaction you see in my screenshot says 1/unconfirmed, but when I started this thread it was also on 0/unconfirmed but it was black so I was trying to find out what the difference was (not a difference in confirmations).


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May 28, 2011, 07:31:54 AM
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Oh boy this is really weird. It was removed, definitely removed, but just while I've had the client open for a while, that same grey outgoing transaction suddenly came back. It just instantly popped itself back into the top of my transaction list without me even touching the program.

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May 28, 2011, 09:32:01 AM
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Don't use the purgetx patch unless you're extremely sure you know what you're doing. What you're seeing isn't weird, it's expected. Don't worry about it too much, these are very small transactions so they might take a while to get into a block.
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May 28, 2011, 09:46:27 AM
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Don't use the purgetx patch unless you're extremely sure you know what you're doing. What you're seeing isn't weird, it's expected. Don't worry about it too much, these are very small transactions so they might take a while to get into a block.

Yep, I know those little ones take a long time, still no idea why one outgoing '0/unconfirmed' transaction would be black and another grey though.

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May 28, 2011, 09:56:58 AM
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Probably the transactions had different priorities due to which coins were selected for payment.
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May 28, 2011, 01:28:44 PM
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An outgoing transaction that you created yourself, or one that was found on the network or through rescanning?

Grey can mean it depends on a transaction that is not known.

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