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February 03, 2017, 01:31:57 AM
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I'm a bit of a noob with BTC, but when sending BTC from my Electrum wallet it almost always take a few minutes tops to be confirmed. But today I sent .5 BTC several hours ago and absolutely nothing seems to be happening. This despite paying what appears to be the highest transfer fee I have ever paid. Can anyone make an educated guess why this is happening? My wallet shows -.500261 unconfirmed.   

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February 03, 2017, 01:52:55 AM
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I'm a bit of a noob with BTC, but when sending BTC from my Electrum wallet it almost always take a few minutes tops to be confirmed. But today I sent .5 BTC several hours ago and absolutely nothing seems to be happening. This despite paying what appears to be the highest transfer fee I have ever paid. Can anyone make an educated guess why this is happening? My wallet shows -.500261 unconfirmed.   

Transaction ID= 0a546f6a539ce0a0c08b5c039648d4149d45903f15856004b55e19f9b377187f

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February 03, 2017, 01:53:17 AM
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I'm a bit of a noob with BTC, but when sending BTC from my Electrum wallet it almost always take a few minutes tops to be confirmed. But today I sent .5 BTC several hours ago and absolutely nothing seems to be happening. This despite paying what appears to be the highest transfer fee I have ever paid. Can anyone make an educated guess why this is happening? My wallet shows -.500261 unconfirmed.   

Transaction ID= 0a546f6a539ce0a0c08b5c039648d4149d45903f15856004b55e19f9b377187f

https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx shows your transaction should confirm in about 12 hours. Network is backed up. For quicker confirmation you should have used twice the fee you chose. Electrum has settings tools > preferences > use dynamic fees you should see a fee slider when you create a send move it all the way to high. Most of the time you will find a fee of .0005 to be the norm now. Hope this helps, you just used too low a fee happens to everyone just give it some time and try my suggested settings in Electrum.

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February 03, 2017, 01:57:40 AM
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I'm a bit of a noob with BTC, but when sending BTC from my Electrum wallet it almost always take a few minutes tops to be confirmed. But today I sent .5 BTC several hours ago and absolutely nothing seems to be happening. This despite paying what appears to be the highest transfer fee I have ever paid. Can anyone make an educated guess why this is happening? My wallet shows -.500261 unconfirmed.   

Transaction ID= 0a546f6a539ce0a0c08b5c039648d4149d45903f15856004b55e19f9b377187f

 You paid only 50 satoshis per byte.  Not nearly enough for a quick transaction these days.
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Thanks for answering. I'm pretty sure I just let Electrum automatically set the prices like always. I didn't manually lower them. Have the prices gone way up lately? Just recently I made a whole bunch of transactions and paid .000113 for each similar transaction. I was actually outraged that I was paying more at .000261 and you're telling me this isn't enough now? 

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February 03, 2017, 02:00:03 AM
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I'm a bit of a noob with BTC, but when sending BTC from my Electrum wallet it almost always take a few minutes tops to be confirmed. But today I sent .5 BTC several hours ago and absolutely nothing seems to be happening. This despite paying what appears to be the highest transfer fee I have ever paid. Can anyone make an educated guess why this is happening? My wallet shows -.500261 unconfirmed.   

Transaction ID= 0a546f6a539ce0a0c08b5c039648d4149d45903f15856004b55e19f9b377187f

https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx shows your transaction should confirm in about 12 hours. Network is backed up. For quicker confirmation you should have used twice the fee you chose. Electrum has settings tools > preferences > use dynamic fees you should see a fee slider when you create a send move it all the way to high. Most of the time you will find a fee of .0005 to be the norm now. Hope this helps, you just used too low a fee happens to everyone just give it some time and try my suggested settings in Electrum.
Thank you for also chiming in with this helpful info.  I guess transaction fees have indeed gone way up sadly.

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February 03, 2017, 10:09:42 AM
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I have the same problem with my 3 transaction since yesterday. And its kinds strange because i never touched the fees, they are always the same.

And one more thing. Besides my 3 tranactions i have another 7 transactions that need to come to my adress and they are also stuck.
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February 03, 2017, 01:35:10 PM
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Hi there,

Same here.  1 transaction stuck for around 24 hours.  Seems like btc unconfirmed transactions are particularaly backed up at the moment (69k as I write, up from about 24k yesterday).  I've enabled manual fees on my wallet now for all future transactions.

Been trying to find the answer to this one on the web but not having much luck.

Is there a time limit in which if the transaction is still unconfirmed, the transaction will be cancelled (like a 48 hours limit or anything)? 

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February 03, 2017, 02:33:44 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.
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February 03, 2017, 03:13:26 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.

Yes very good tool. I just ran OPs still unconfirmed transaction through it and it was accepted. You do have to have sent the transaction originally with at least a .0001 fee or the accelerator will not take it.

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February 03, 2017, 06:24:47 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.

Yes very good tool. I just ran OPs still unconfirmed transaction through it and it was accepted. You do have to have sent the transaction originally with at least a .0001 fee or the accelerator will not take it.

I don't know how this accelerator works, but I will thank you in advance if this has a chance to speed my transaction up.

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February 03, 2017, 06:29:33 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.

Yes very good tool. I just ran OPs still unconfirmed transaction through it and it was accepted. You do have to have sent the transaction originally with at least a .0001 fee or the accelerator will not take it.

I don't know how this accelerator works, but I will thank you in advance if this has a chance to speed my transaction up.

 It's pretty simple.  ViaBTC is a company that mines Bitcoin - they will include up to 100 txs per hour of low-fee transactions in each block they mine provided the fee paid is at least 0.0001 BTC/kb.  Maybe a goodwill gesture?

 Edit: their current hashrate is about 8% of the network's so they will only mine one block per hour on average anyway.


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February 03, 2017, 06:32:27 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.

Yes very good tool. I just ran OPs still unconfirmed transaction through it and it was accepted. You do have to have sent the transaction originally with at least a .0001 fee or the accelerator will not take it.

I don't know how this accelerator works, but I will thank you in advance if this has a chance to speed my transaction up.

 It's pretty simple.  ViaBTC is a company that mines Bitcoin - they will include up to 100 txs per hour of low-fee transactions in each block they mine provided the fee paid is at least 0.0001 BTC/kb.  Maybe a goodwill gesture?

Well, they have my good will, as I just checked and all of a sudden in the last several minutes since my last post my transaction went through!

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February 03, 2017, 06:35:39 PM
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Low fees will make transactions take quite a while to confirm especially when the mempool is very full like it has been these last few days.

For transactions will low fees, I recommend trying the Via Transaction Accelerator at https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ . This makes Via put a priority on your transaction and they should include it when they mine their next block. I've used it a few times and it definitely speeds up the confirmation for these low fee transactions.

Yes very good tool. I just ran OPs still unconfirmed transaction through it and it was accepted. You do have to have sent the transaction originally with at least a .0001 fee or the accelerator will not take it.

I don't know how this accelerator works, but I will thank you in advance if this has a chance to speed my transaction up.

 It's pretty simple.  ViaBTC is a company that mines Bitcoin - they will include up to 100 txs per hour of low-fee transactions in each block they mine provided the fee paid is at least 0.0001 BTC/kb.  Maybe a goodwill gesture?

Well, they have my good will, as I just checked and all of a sudden in the last several minutes since my last post my transaction went through!

 Wow!  I just check your transaction and Block #451397 was in fact mined by ViaBTC.  That's so cool.  I hope it doesn't get abused.

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February 03, 2017, 06:46:01 PM
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Wow!  I just check your transaction and Block #451397 was in fact mined by ViaBTC.  That's so cool.  I hope it doesn't get abused.


Yeah, it is pretty awesome of them to include that feature and it definitely helps when you accidentally sent/receive a low fee transaction. Hopefully there isn't any abuse so they can keep offering such a feature.
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They keep abuse low by requiring that the original transaction was sent with minimum .0001 fee and there is a rate limiter per hour also. Great public service.

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