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January 25, 2017, 03:32:39 AM
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Hello,

I sent some BTC to my electrum wallet. Electrum showed the incoming transaction as pending. I thought it had cleared and the server just didnt sync yet, because electrum allowed me to send the full amount (minus fees) out to another address. It shows the same transaction with one input and two outputs. Stuck in pending state. I can find the transaction showing the BTC being sent TO my electrum wallet, but no record of the outgoing transaction. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hello,

I sent some BTC to my electrum wallet. Electrum showed the incoming transaction as pending. I thought it had cleared and the server just didnt sync yet, because electrum allowed me to send the full amount (minus fees) out to another address. It shows the same transaction with one input and two outputs. Stuck in pending state. I can find the transaction showing the BTC being sent TO my electrum wallet, but no record of the outgoing transaction. Any help is greatly appreciated.

ID: 1291d9cdd01e37ccbe5cdce2df17e8b702b4057bba312a580c8ac80695688136

Thank you

-BF

So that txid is the incoming transaction, correct? Both of the outputs are still unspent. There's no outgoing transaction. If you see no record of it then you can just create another one.
When you sent from electrum, did you click "Send" or "Preview"? It's possible that you clicked preview and signed the transaction but forgot to broadcast it.

As for why the incoming transaction is still pending, it's because the fee its using is lower than the recommended fee. That's 50 satoshi per byte, half of the recommended fee of 120 satoshi per byte according to https://bitcoinfees.21.co/.

                                                                       
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January 25, 2017, 03:48:46 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Electrum shows the amount received in the balance, but then (-'amount' btc pending) next to it at the bottom, and if i try to send again, it says "insufficient funds".

im sure i pressed send and not preview. I wasnt aware that I didnt have enough fees, I was under the impression electrum sets the fees automatically as long as i dont change the amount in the settings. is there any way to pay the additional amount in fees?
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January 25, 2017, 03:58:24 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Electrum shows the amount received in the balance, but then (-'amount' btc pending) next to it at the bottom, and if i try to send again, it says "insufficient funds".

im sure i pressed send and not preview. I wasnt aware that I didnt have enough fees, I was under the impression electrum sets the fees automatically as long as i dont change the amount in the settings. is there any way to pay the additional amount in fees?

https://blockchain.info/tx/9eb14119f3d1291e36a7de7c674e11c083bebc8658d52f8c9b245d11731e4971

Is that your transaction? It showed up just now while I was watching the address. No idea what happened though.

                                                                       
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January 25, 2017, 04:04:01 AM
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I opened up another wallet and rebroadcast the transaction. Is it possible that did the trick?
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I opened up another wallet and rebroadcast the transaction. Is it possible that did the trick?

Probably. Maybe the server you're connected to does have some problems.

                                                                       
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I usually just let it automatically choose a server. Are there any servers you recommend specifically?

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I usually just let it automatically choose a server. Are there any servers you recommend specifically?

Nope, sorry. I do auto-server too.

                                                                       
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