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June 21, 2019, 05:58:25 PM
Last edit: June 26, 2019, 09:57:20 AM by welovedcrypto
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“The only way to confirm the absence of a transaction is to be aware of all transactions” – Satoshi Nakamoto

General Info:
There are various types of wallets where users mostly sends Bitcoin for example: Any Bitcoin wallet and exchange wallet.
Many people believes 0 confirmation transaction are reversible.
 - Bitcoin Wallet (while receiving/sending)(mainly for 0 to 10K USD tx): Wait for at least 2 confirmation.
 - Exchange wallets (depends on their requirement): 3 confirmation
 - Sending more than 10K in USD: wait for at least 10 confirmation
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Transactions with 0/unconfirmed can be reversed with not too much cost via Finney attack and race attack, but in some cases may still be acceptable especially for low-value goods and services, or ones which can be clawed back.

Where to check Bitcoin Transaction:
For example this Bitcoin transaction ID: 04a69325173273b42b018d2577ce99639f309995bbebbbddfa14b5ab6f823783 (taken from net)
There are many sites where you can check transaction, I recommend https://blockchair.com (Segwit) and https://explorer.bitcoin.com (No Segwit)
Note: Blockchain.com doesn't support SegWit (Segregated Witness) or bech32 (address which starts with BC1.) Use https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/ for segwit addresses.


How to check transaction details:


1. Enter your Transaction ID or address (we are using this TXID: 04a69325173273b42b018d2577ce99639f309995bbebbbddfa14b5ab6f823783
2. Press Enter or click on search icon.

Now you are landed on this page
https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/transaction/04a69325173273b42b018d2577ce99639f309995bbebbbddfa14b5ab6f823783


Hash (txid): This is the your Transaction hash or ID
Block ID: In which your transaction proceeded.
Time (UTC): The time on which amount first sent and touched the blockchain.
Input total: Total amount sent (67.52$)
Output total: Total amount received (65.64$)
Fee: Fee paid to miners    (67.52$-65.64$=1.88$)
Is it a coinbase transaction?: It created Bitcoin from nothing, created with every new block and it has no input.



https://explorer.bitcoin.com/ shows the conversation rate of BTC  to USD, it shows the current rate of what you sent and at rate on which you sent.


Recommended Bitcoin Wallet:
I recommend to use Electrum wallet, because you can change fees in Electrum.

Other blockchain explorers:
https://blockexplorer.com/  [Not Working]
https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/  [Non Segwit]
https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc [Non Segwit]
https://chain.so/    [Segwit]
https://btc.com/  [Segwit]
https://blockchair.com/  [Segwit]
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/btc/   [Segwit]
https://blockstream.info/ [Segwit]

Related threads and links:
Want to know more about Bitcoin transaction? click here to read about bitcoin transaction in details.

PREDICTING BITCOIN FEES FOR TRANSACTIONS.

How to know if explorer are Segwit supporting or not? Enter any segwit address and search if details are showing then explorer is segwit supported if not then it means it is not supporting segwit.

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Blockchain.com doens't support bech32 (Segwit) addresses. Please start recommending other (better) explorers like:
 
https://blockstream.info/
https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/
https://blockchair.com/

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June 22, 2019, 05:58:23 AM
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There are various wallets where users mostly sends Bitcoin for example: Any Bitcoin wallet and exchange wallet.
Many people believes 0 confirmation transaction are reversible.
 - Bitcoin Wallet (while receiving/sending): Wait for at least 2 confirmation.
 - Exchange wallets (deposit and withdraw): 3 confirmation
 - Sending more than 10K in USD: wait for at least 10 confirmation

this is incomplete and vague.
- there are many types of bitcoin wallets and each require different number of confirmations (for security reasons). for instance the number for a full verifying wallet is 3. for an SPV wallet that number is 6. and all of that is whenever network is fine and there isn't any fork or anything similar going on. otherwise the number goes up to 30+ read more here: https://bitcoin.org/en/you-need-to-know#instant and https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Confirmation

- there is no such thing as "exchange wallets" even if they call it "wallet" it still is an account and since they have full control, it is their decision how many confirmation they require to credit your account.

- again this mainly depends on the type of wallet.

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This explorer (blockchain.info) has a lot of problems:

 - Difficulty determining address type:  Segwit or multi-address.
 - bech32 suport: for more you can use this list ----> https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain_browser
 - too many bugs

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June 23, 2019, 07:22:25 AM
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Blockchain.com doens't support bech32 (Segwit) addresses. Please start recommending other (better) explorers like:
 
https://blockstream.info/
https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/
https://blockchair.com/

This explorer (blockchain.info) has a lot of problems:

 - Difficulty determining address type:  Segwit or multi-address.
 - bech32 suport: for more you can use this list ----> https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain_browser
 - too many bugs

Edited OP and added other Blockchain explorers. There will be no problem now. And yeah, recommended best wallet and explorer.

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In addition to not supporting bech32 addresses, blockchain.com also shows incorrect fees. The fees it displays are in sat/byte, whereas the fee that actually matters for getting your transaction confirmed is sat/vbyte (or similar, such as BTC per kVB). Both blockchair.com and blockstream.info as suggested above show accurate fees, and should be chosen over blockchain.com.

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June 23, 2019, 03:39:59 PM
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What I always use when i'm checking a transaction if it's confirmed already or waiting to confirm the transaction and also checking my balance at the same is by using blockchain.com. I know there are other sites that you can use but in my own choice or decision is that I always use blockchain.com and seldomly use it to check balance where I have another choice to check my balance all time time in which what I also use in storing the bitcoin that I personally earned.

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In addition to not supporting bech32 addresses, blockchain.com also shows incorrect fees. The fees it displays are in sat/byte, whereas the fee that actually matters for getting your transaction confirmed is sat/vbyte (or similar, such as BTC per kVB). Both blockchair.com and blockstream.info as suggested above show accurate fees, and should be chosen over blockchain.com.
Yeah understood, but for newbies and normal users what matters while checking transaction is Transferred amount, Fees paid and confirmation status.
But for better understanding I will change/add other explorer in-place of blockchain.com

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In addition to not supporting bech32 addresses, blockchain.com also shows incorrect fees. The fees it displays are in sat/byte, whereas the fee that actually matters for getting your transaction confirmed is sat/vbyte (or similar, such as BTC per kVB). Both blockchair.com and blockstream.info as suggested above show accurate fees, and should be chosen over blockchain.com.
Yeah understood, but for newbies and normal users what matters while checking transaction is Transferred amount, Fees paid and confirmation status.
But for better understanding I will change/add other explorer in-place of blockchain.com

It should have complete information because soon they'll use it. If you're trying to create a topic, you should put all of the related information there so no more follow up questions will be asked. There's a lot of information to be considered and should be explained about transactions. These topics are already been created by many people and I think you must search more about it to make it irrelevant to those repetitive contents.


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June 24, 2019, 04:39:57 PM
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It is better if you blur your Bitcoin address and txhash in images. In my opinion, it will be better if you do this.
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June 24, 2019, 07:01:03 PM
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It is better if you blur your Bitcoin address and txhash in images. In my opinion, it will be better if you do this.
Thanks for your suggestion but I am using TX Hash from net, taken from internet. I already mentioned that in OP.
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You should add my topic into your list, something like a supplemental element for your thread.
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Other blockchain explorers:
https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/ BTC, LTC, Doge, Dash
https://blockexplorer.com/ BTC, Zcash, BCH
https://btc.com/ BTC, BCH, ETH
https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc    BTC, BCH
https://chain.so/   BTC, LTC, Doge, Dash, Zcash
https://blockchair.com/ BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, Dash, Doge, BSV
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/btc/   BTC
https://blockstream.info/
I suggest you (as other above) to add more details on bitcoin explorers. Which ones suport Segwit address should be categorised, and differentiated from explorer that don't support Segwit addresses (like blockchain.com).
Furthermore, I don't think you should add information of other alts, LTC, Doge, DASH, whatever (kind of distraction), because this topic is only for bitcoin transaction. Hence, you should stick with bitcoin only.
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Other blockchain explorers:
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Edited Op now it looks good as you suggested.
You should add my topic into your list, something like a supplemental element for your thread.
Bitcoin Transaction Fees - Everything in one
Added the link of your thread at the bottom of post. Thanks everyone else for your suggestions.

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You will check the btc transaction by using- https://www.blockchain.com/explorer.
First go to the search bar and then use the search bar on the upper right side where put your btc address, transaction hash of the btc sent by you, also you can enter the block number and then search.
Once you enter enter all the information your transaction will display.

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You will check the btc transaction by using- https://www.blockchain.com/explorer.
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blockchain.com/explorer  the best one
Why do you think Blockchain.com is the best Blockexplorer? Blockchain.com has some disadvantages, the most obvious one that it doesn't even support native SegWit (bech32). If you read the OP and the comments it's explained why there are far better ones than Blockchain.com.
Personally I'm using Blockchair (https://blockchair.com/).

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You will check the btc transaction by using- https://www.blockchain.com/explorer.

Why do you think Blockchain.com is the best Blockexplorer? Blockchain.com has some disadvantages, the most obvious one that it doesn't even support native SegWit (bech32). If you read the OP and the comments it's explained why there are far better ones than Blockchain.com.
Personally I'm using Blockchair (https://blockchair.com/).

Thank you for your recommendation.Next time when I will check my transaction will definately use https://blockchair.com/ and see how it will work.

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Why do you think Blockchain.com is the best Blockexplorer? Blockchain.com has some disadvantages, the most obvious one that it doesn't even support native SegWit (bech32).

Not only the missing segwit support makes blockchain.com one of the worst available block explorer.
Their software is extremey buggy. It is not uncommon to find addresses with a negative balance there.

I am currently not sure what exactly causes this, but i believe it has either to do with RBF or dropped transactions.
And iirc they don't even display whether a transaction has the RBF tag set or not.


I really recommend everyone to use basically any other explorer. Just not blockchain.com.

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