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June 07, 2011, 07:41:02 PM
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Hi Folks

I started mining a few days ago and as a test I set my account in Slush's mining pool to send payments when they reached 0.1 BTC. I was slightly over that threshold and shortly afterwards received an automated email telling me 0.13 had been transferred to my recently created local wallet.

That was at approximately 1800 (UK time) and it is now just after 2030, so it's been about 2.5 hours.

I understand that the transaction is verified a few times along a few nodes or such and can take time, but my BTC client (local) has not acknowledged any incoming payments.

Any advice/tips?

Thanks!
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June 07, 2011, 07:45:29 PM
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Check the address on block explorer.

Has your client downloaded the latest blocks?
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June 07, 2011, 07:46:07 PM
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Check to see if its located in the queue: http://bitcoincharts.com/bitcoin/

0.13 btc is a very small amount and will most likey be very low priority. IE, it could take several hours for it to come through.

Don't panic, your btc will arrive in due time.

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June 07, 2011, 07:47:24 PM
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Check the address on block explorer.

Has your client downloaded the latest blocks?

What he said, http://blockexplorer.com/

Make sure your firewall is set to allow connections.

It takes awhile sometimes.

Donate : 1EiAKUmTVtqXsaGLKQQVvLT9DDnHsT7jTZ (Block Explorer)
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June 07, 2011, 07:53:22 PM
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Thanks for all the prompt responses, lovely little community going on here!

I have looked up my public address in block explorer and the transaction exists *somewhere* : http://blockexplorer.com/address/1JAhx5EXN5GjVJQt7BbipbCbWgFnCGNFAg

Am I misreading received/sent: does that mean the nodes have received the transaction FROM slush but not send it TO me?

I'm not terribly worried if it takes time, it was my first transaction  Cheesy

Thanks again!
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June 07, 2011, 07:57:22 PM
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You got it. Are you sure the client has finished downloading blocks? Those are necessary because they contain all transactions.

Yeah, sound's like you may have a connection issue.

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June 07, 2011, 07:58:01 PM
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And just like that, it's here! Yey!

I am far too excited!
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June 11, 2011, 08:29:47 PM
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Check the address on block explorer.

Has your client downloaded the latest blocks?

What he said, http://blockexplorer.com/

Make sure your firewall is set to allow connections.

It takes awhile sometimes.

Is 26+ hours an acceptable time? Waiting on my first payment (5+) BTC. Not too concerned but not entirely UNconcerned....   Wink
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June 11, 2011, 11:33:04 PM
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It can.. I've spent 2 days waiting.

If you are using the older bitcoin client, add a small transaction fee so the network will be more inclined to process the payment.

Is 26+ hours an acceptable time? Waiting on my first payment (5+) BTC. Not too concerned but not entirely UNconcerned....   Wink

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June 12, 2011, 02:32:24 AM
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It can.. I've spent 2 days waiting.

If you are using the older bitcoin client, add a small transaction fee so the network will be more inclined to process the payment.

Is 26+ hours an acceptable time? Waiting on my first payment (5+) BTC. Not too concerned but not entirely UNconcerned....   Wink

It took me a minute to realize no blocks were being downloaded. I checked another machine and they didn't add up.....

Downloaded 3.22, deleted .dat files and all good now.
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June 12, 2011, 02:47:51 AM
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Where would I see if I've downloaded all the old transactions?

I'm using the Mac Client, and at the bottom it says 0 Connections, 130070 Blocks, 0 Transactions


I'm not waiting on any transactions to go through, just want to be ready for when they do



*edit* In the unlikely event someone sees this, at some point between when I posted this, and about 30 minutes ago, I've lost the ability to post, make threads, and private message people... have no clue what happened, if I've been banned, or what, I'd assume if one were banned the forum would tell them so, but I've never actually been banned from a forum ever, so not sure how that works...
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June 12, 2011, 03:49:39 AM
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Where would I see if I've downloaded all the old transactions?

I'm using the Mac Client, and at the bottom it says 0 Connections, 130070 Blocks, 0 Transactions


I'm not waiting on any transactions to go through, just want to be ready for when they do



*edit* In the unlikely event someone sees this, at some point between when I posted this, and about 30 minutes ago, I've lost the ability to post, make threads, and private message people... have no clue what happened, if I've been banned, or what, I'd assume if one were banned the forum would tell them so, but I've never actually been banned from a forum ever, so not sure how that works...

You need to port-forward port 8333 to the host running bit client if your behind a NAT'd connection. Not sure why, I don't have to do it for Wnidows hosts, but that's the only way I can get t to run under OSX.
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June 12, 2011, 04:15:57 AM
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Where would I see if I've downloaded all the old transactions?

I'm using the Mac Client, and at the bottom it says 0 Connections, 130070 Blocks, 0 Transactions


I'm not waiting on any transactions to go through, just want to be ready for when they do



*edit* In the unlikely event someone sees this, at some point between when I posted this, and about 30 minutes ago, I've lost the ability to post, make threads, and private message people... have no clue what happened, if I've been banned, or what, I'd assume if one were banned the forum would tell them so, but I've never actually been banned from a forum ever, so not sure how that works...

Go here.....

http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/

It should tell you how many blocks there are. That's what your total blocks should display. It's right next to the About tab to the right.
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