Bitcoin Forum
May 24, 2018, 03:25:43 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.16.0  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: About blockchain.info's web wallet and "stuck" transactions  (Read 486 times)
achow101
Staff
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1414
Merit: 1329


3F1Y9yquzvY6RWvKbw2n2zeo9V5mvBhADU


View Profile WWW
May 12, 2017, 07:43:38 PM
 #1

Blockchain.info's web wallet is considered a poorly written wallet and is seemingly incapable of sending proper transactions with correct transaction fees and confirmed inputs. If you are using blockchain.info's web wallet and your transaction is stuck, it is almost definitely because the transaction fee is too low (at 120 sat/byte which seems to be blockchain.info's default fee rate even though it is much too low) or because you are spending from other unconfirmed transactions.

If you are using blockchain.info's web wallet, unfortunately you won't be able to attempt RBF or CPFP transactions as blockchain.info does not provide the advanced functionality to make those transactions. All you can do is ask miners for help and wait. For asking miners for help:
Ask a miner for help

Some mining pools and miners offer services to allow you to prioritize your transaction in their mempool so that it is chosen sooner for inclusion in a block. You can contact the users Quickseller and macbook-air. These two users have access to F2Pool's transaction selector and they can help you with confirming your stuck transaction. You can also try using https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/ to "accelerate" your transaction. Note that ViaBTC does have a limit the accelerator to 100 transactions every hour and requires that it pays a minimum fee rate of 10 satoshis/byte, so their accelerator may not necessarily work.

To avoid this problem in the future, stop using blockchain.info. Instead switch to any wallet listed on Bitcoin.org and has one of the following texts regarding how the wallet handles transaction fees:
Quote
Full control over fees
Quote
Dynamic fee with override
Quote
Dynamic fee suggestions
Any wallet which has one of these texts for in their descriptions (with the color and bolding) will support dynamic fees and allow you to make transactions with proper fee rates.

1527132343
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1527132343

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1527132343
Reply with quote  #2

1527132343
Report to moderator
1527132343
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1527132343

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1527132343
Reply with quote  #2

1527132343
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1527132343
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1527132343

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1527132343
Reply with quote  #2

1527132343
Report to moderator
1527132343
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1527132343

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1527132343
Reply with quote  #2

1527132343
Report to moderator
Qartada
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 574
Merit: 500


BlockWake.com Bitcoin Doubler


View Profile WWW
May 13, 2017, 09:23:14 AM
 #2

You're right that the default fee rate is low as hell, but to be fair you can set custom fees under Advanced Send.  It's dumb for people to use Blockchain when nearly every other wallet is better but the 120 satoshi/byte is just a default and users can always just set higher fees.

BTCLovingDude
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 980
Merit: 1005


View Profile WWW
May 13, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
 #3

You're right that the default fee rate is low as hell, but to be fair you can set custom fees under Advanced Send.  It's dumb for people to use Blockchain when nearly every other wallet is better but the 120 satoshi/byte is just a default and users can always just set higher fees.

users who are using blockchain.info are beginners, which means the wallet needs to be beginner friendly. it other words it doesn't matter if you can change the fee when you are new and you don't know how much you should pay.

with other wallets like Electrum for example, the wallet contacts Electrum nodes and gets a good fee and shows it as a suggestion to user in a beginner friendly manner. but it seems like all the problems that i see from blockchain.info has a low fee (like what achow said 120 s/b)

loving bitcoin...
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!