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November 03, 2011, 05:29:05 AM
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Why does in take my installed client hours to receive a transfer when it shows up in instawallet within 2 or 3 seconds?
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November 03, 2011, 05:33:19 AM
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I dunno about it taking hours, as its almost instant on my end, but its most likely due to the required number of confirmations.

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November 03, 2011, 05:55:21 AM
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If I haven't opened my wallet in weeks does it have to run through hundreds of blocks to catch up?
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November 03, 2011, 06:09:47 AM
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If I haven't opened my wallet in weeks does it have to run through hundreds of blocks to catch up?

Exactly.

If your wallet is up to date, you'll see the payment almost instantly.

You can see the current block number at http://blockexplorer.com/

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November 03, 2011, 06:35:27 AM
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keep the client online, then you'll received transactions almost instantly, with 0 confirms.

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November 04, 2011, 03:24:51 PM
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One thing I found with Instawallet is that the btc shows up fast, but you can't transfer them out for a bit. It says "transaction too recent" or something to that effect. It must take a few minutes for the confirmations to catch up.

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