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November 04, 2017, 05:36:16 PM
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So I have some mBTC on my core wallet. Not much. Thought I'd transfer a bit to a friend. Only a couple mBTC. Thought economy would be a good idea at 0.06mBTC (46 cents fee?). 12hrs later this transaction is still stuck. So question - is the standard android bitcoin wallet just very bad now, or is it impossible to do small transactions with Bitcoin unless you pay an exorbitant fee?

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November 04, 2017, 05:40:29 PM
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So I have some mBTC on my core wallet. Not much. Thought I'd transfer a bit to a friend. Only a couple mBTC. Thought economy would be a good idea at 0.06mBTC (46 cents fee?). 12hrs later this transaction is still stuck. So question - is the standard android bitcoin wallet just very bad now, or is it impossible to do small transactions with Bitcoin unless you pay an exorbitant fee?



I don't think Bitcoin Core has an Android wallet. What are you exactly using?

If I had to use bitcoin on my phone (something I don't recommend... phones aren't, and can't be safe) I would use Green Address. It is one of the most legit wallets there are for the phone as far as I know.

But if you aren't carrying much on your phone as you should, then any of the usual wallets like Mycellium should do.

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November 04, 2017, 05:43:58 PM
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So I have some mBTC on my core wallet. Not much. Thought I'd transfer a bit to a friend. Only a couple mBTC. Thought economy would be a good idea at 0.06mBTC (46 cents fee?). 12hrs later this transaction is still stuck. So question - is the standard android bitcoin wallet just very bad now, or is it impossible to do small transactions with Bitcoin unless you pay an exorbitant fee?

The fee that matters is in BTC/bytes, meaning that it may become "exorbitant" if your money comes from too many inputs.
I didn't use many Android wallets (Core really has Andro wallet?!), so i cannot tell more exactly about it. If you post the tx ID, many people can help telling what went wrong.
I can tell that the network is rater busy these days, just check the bottom of: https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx   The good days are at under 8MB mempool, now it's over 60MB.
If you are in a hurry and didn't pay big enough fee, you can post the tx ID and ask people to "accelerate" it.

Edit: I've done some more research and at least it's an "approved" wallet. https://bitcoin.org/en/wallets/mobile/android/bitcoinwallet/ Even more interesting, they say there that you can control the fees, so you must have set it too low or the default was too low.

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