Hello all, I am new to bitcoin
I am running the 0.3.19 app for linux
I went to bitcoin faucet 3 hours ago begging for money :-)
The site said money was on my way, to my address 1128MMuCrYeyM3t1ZBvk6Uuy4Fmm5rriSX
I gazed bitcoin for a while and there was no mention of the transaction.
After 15min I thought I had done something wrong like copying the address wrong, so I returned to the faucet (I have a VPN to a second location, sorry for that, I will return the money) and asked again for money, this time to 1B3XG5dYTg7xKyYQGkbuohEGQq3Xhmttf5.
Again the faucet said money was on its way.
Still, for 2 hours I saw NOTHING in the bitcoin interface.
I also checked block explorer to see if there was some transaction to me, but nothing.
I thought there was a bug somewhere, maybe in the faucet?
After 2 hours, there they are! Appearing on my bitcoin interface.
Two hours? Is the latency of this software *so bad*?
Reading the forum I had the impression that propagation of (unconfirmed) transactions was almost instantaneous, and one had to wait 20-30 minutes only for reaching a safer confirmation depth.
Is the latency so bad or is there there a bug / latency in bitcoin faucet?
Another strange thing is this:
When the two transaction appeared on my interface, one was with "2 / unconfirmed" and the other with "5 / unconfirmed". At the next block one was "3 / unconfirmed" and the other was "6 confirmed". The lowest numbered one also got "confirmation" at depth 6. The strange thing was that from block explorer I was seeing the so-called "unconfirmed" transaction into a block, and such block was already received by my bitcoin p2p (I could see that from the number in the status bar), so why does the p2p software calls such transaction "unconfirmed"?