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February 07, 2017, 03:28:53 PM
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February 07, 2017, 03:37:37 PM
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Your Bitcoin does not just "disappear" or become lost if the transaction remains unconfirmed for too long (default node policy is to evict transactions after 72 hours). Your wallet will simply revert to a state where the transaction never happened in the first place, thus "returning" your Bitcoin and allowing you to resend the transaction but with a higher fee. There are also ways to do RBF transactions without signalling RBF, and if you signal RBF, it makes replacing transactions with a higher fee much easier.

There is a fix, in fact, multiple proposed fixes already implemented and in the deployment process. There are multiple options, whether they decrease the transaction fees significantly is unknown. The solutions currently available are Segwit and Bitcoin Unlimited. The only things preventing either solution from being deployed is sufficient miner signalling and user consensus. At this point, there is nothing else the devs can do.

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February 09, 2017, 10:01:44 PM
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How can you be Sr. Member on this forum and not know how basic bitcoin transaction work?  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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February 10, 2017, 06:55:45 PM
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How can you be Sr. Member on this forum and not know how basic bitcoin transaction work?  Shocked Shocked Shocked

Probably hee pays more attention in other things than the technical issue of Bitcoin. Simple as that. Smiley

Anyway I got some question here, a friend of mine send a transaction to an exchange using electrum wallet, it was acknowledge that there is an incoming amount of bitcoin to his account but it is almost 3 days and blockchain.info just pruned the transaction and rejected it and  yet the balance does not come back to his wallet.  What is the possible solution to this?
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February 10, 2017, 07:00:28 PM
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How can you be Sr. Member on this forum and not know how basic bitcoin transaction work?  Shocked Shocked Shocked

Probably hee pays more attention in other things than the technical issue of Bitcoin. Simple as that. Smiley

Anyway I got some question here, a friend of mine send a transaction to an exchange using electrum wallet, it was acknowledge that there is an incoming amount of bitcoin to his account but it is almost 3 days and blockchain.info just pruned the transaction and rejected it and  yet the balance does not come back to his wallet.  What is the possible solution to this?

OP seems to know how confirmations work.
If the coins never get confirmed and never owned them in the first place (looks like someone is sending them to him), he will "lose" the Bitcoins.
I say "lose" because he never had them in the first place.
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