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May 22, 2011, 08:31:14 PM
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I wanted to deposit some bitcoins into my BitYacht account, so naturally I had to go through MyBitcoin. I don't use that service, so I sent it to an address they generated for me... but it appears the coins were lost. I was using the new release-candidate client at the time, so the fee was only .0005 if that means anything, but the transaction has not showed up in block explorer and is not listed at bitcoin charts either. I tried deleting the block chain from my computer and redownloading the whole thing, that just completed, but the unconfirmed transaction is still there, and I don't have the bitcoins. In this case, who does, and how do I get them back?

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May 22, 2011, 10:18:16 PM
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See if you can find your transaction here http://bitcoincharts.com/bitcoin/ outlined in red. If it's there that probably means it's low priority and it will eventually get where you sent it to
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May 22, 2011, 10:33:07 PM
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I already tried looking there; it didn't turn up.

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May 23, 2011, 03:42:40 AM
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Not enough clients are using the new fee rules, probably. Nodes don't relay transactions that they think have too-low fees.

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May 23, 2011, 04:02:35 AM
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Not enough clients are using the new fee rules, probably. Nodes don't relay transactions that they think have too-low fees.
Okay; so do you think once the new update becomes a stable release my transaction will be rebroadcasted and accepted? And on a different note, what's the best way to get my money back from mybitcoin?

Thanks for the replay by the way Smiley

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May 23, 2011, 04:29:14 AM
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Try connecting directly to the IP address of MyBitcoin (with -addnode). You need them to see the transaction. I think they accept SCI payments with 0 confirmations (maybe this configurable by the merchant).

If that doesn't work, you'll want to remove that transaction from your wallet. If you have a wallet backup, restore from it. The transaction will probably then never go through. (If you want to be extra safe, you could spend an input of the transaction, but that's difficult.)

It will eventually go through if you take no action, but by then the MyBitcoin session will probably have expired.

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May 23, 2011, 04:58:33 AM
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Awesome, thanks! Redownloading the chain (again) now.

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May 25, 2011, 05:38:11 AM
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Try connecting directly to the IP address of MyBitcoin (with -addnode). You need them to see the transaction. I think they accept SCI payments with 0 confirmations (maybe this configurable by the merchant).

If that doesn't work, you'll want to remove that transaction from your wallet. If you have a wallet backup, restore from it. The transaction will probably then never go through. (If you want to be extra safe, you could spend an input of the transaction, but that's difficult.)

It will eventually go through if you take no action, but by then the MyBitcoin session will probably have expired.

Theymos,

what is an SCI pmt?
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May 25, 2011, 06:27:57 AM
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what is an SCI pmt?

MyBitcoin has a shopping cart interface (SCI) that some sites use to handle Bitcoin payments.

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