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Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:06 pm

Each time I see a complaint from a user, I am going to publish their post here. This will provide anyone who is concerned with a transparent view of what's going on, it will also help the average user to hopefully avoid problems other customers have gone through. Knowledge is power.
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:07 pm

Complaints from users, Day 1 (15/06/2016):

Is your transaction not being confirmed?
"Are you being told that its because you paid low fee? That its because the network is being spammed?

The truth is that, most of the time, you paid perfectly fine fee. The so called spammers are other regular users just like you. Miners would love to mine your transaction. But there is a company called Blockstream that has a business model dependent on crippling bitcoin. This company bullied miners into not mining transactions such as yours. Learn more here http://xtnodes.com/announcement.php" - tulasacra
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:12 pm

Fees are now >2% of mining revenue, >4% in 25 days.
"At what point does the 1mb cap become an intolerable revenue risk for miners?" - Leithm
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:15 pm

Two hours and no confirmation at $0.04 fee for a $5 transaction.
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:17 pm

Huge tx backlog - High Fees - Slow Confirmation. Please could somebody from Blockstream explain how this is good for bitcoin useage and new adoption ? And how this does not push new users into Alt-Coins?
"I have asked Core /u/nullc and /u/luke-jr so many times how slow bitcoin confirmation and high fees can somehow be good for bitcoin. To me it seems like a total joke. An auction to get on a full up bus ? If I was new to Crypto there is no way I would use bitcoin , I would try one of the Alt-coins , where there is no congestion , an empty bus going to the same place for a fraction of the price. Surely if we want bitcoin to gain traction in it's early days , we need to decrease confirmation times and reduce the price of tx . Why are Core stalling bitcoin ? Could somebody from the Core team please explain this ? Thank You." - the-goat-herder
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:19 pm

These graphs show that fees for inclusion in 2nd block just shot up 10x from 50 to 500 satoshis/kB, and mempool size just shot up from <5 MB to 30 MB. Would you feel safe sending a transaction into the network now? Can Bitcoin rally if the blocksize remains artificially limited by Blockstream/Core?
"http://statoshi.info/dashboard/db/fee-estimates

To select a longer time period, zoom out on the graph by clicking on the word "6 hours ago" to the right of the words "Zoom Out" - which will reveal a drop-down menu.

https://tradeblock.com/bitcoin

To see the increase in the Mempool Size (from less than 5 MB, to 30 MB), go to the graph on the graph on the lower right called "Recent Mempool", and use the two menus to select "7 Days" and "Size".

How can Bitcoin continue to rally, if the network is becoming backlogged due to unnecessary congestion?
" - ydtm
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:22 pm

My Bitcoin has been stuck for nearly 10 hours (nearly 10btc transaction) - fee paid
"TX ID is cc97844ffd5efddb9e86027ed762f168cc00afeee3c0e8b34e1203a54b802899" - vdisfvjdfivf
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:23 pm

12 hours no confirmations
"https://blockchain.info/tx/355386977d6e ... 15ab71c595

I am not sure what has taken so long. I know very little about bitcoin. I deposited about .28 btc in a btc gambling site and I won like .5 btc but now it won't let me withdraw because it says it doesn't have 2 confirmations.

Any suggestions?
" - carlooch
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:25 pm

Delayed confirmation?
"https://blockchain.info/tx/33ddeadc40f8 ... 0c4b3f39d0

I don't see this happen often. It says it should confirm soon but it's taken almost 2 hours now. The problem is, I paid a bitpay invoice, and now that invoice says something along the lines of transaction could not confirm please email us.

If this does confirm (I am not sure if it will), will the bitpay invoice update automatically and credit my purchase or will I lose this money?

I hate how unreliable bitcoin can be with all this confirmation problem." - lifetalk
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Transaction unconfirmed since 6:30 pm EST yesterday....what should i do?
"https://blockr.io/tx/info/292d85f915d45 ... cb949ce563

This is the longest I have ever waited for one confirmation." - dieyoung
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:28 pm

Transaction was rejected, is it safe to assume it will return to my wallet?
"When viewing the block chain I get the message "Transaction rejected by our node. Reason: Non canonical signature: High S value"

In the wallet it has 0 conformations and is unconfirmed.

I've installed a newer version of electrum and restored from seed but the transaction is unconfirmed.

Would it be safe to assume it will return eventually and I can send another transaction or is their a risk of it double sending?" - StoppedLurking_ZoeQ
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:29 pm

Bitcoin confirmation stuck unconfirmed for hours
"My bitcoin transcation has been stuck for over 16 hours now. On blockchain it says high priority, but it says the fee is lower than recommended... I used the recomenneded fee on Bitcoin Core..

Please someone help, how can I fix it? :(" - qu3L
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:31 pm

Unconfirmed transaction - 12+ hours
"Hello. I received a payment that is unconfirmed after close to 16 hours. It has zero confirmations.

The fee the sender used was too low. 0.0003 BTC for a transaction with a size of 5,300 bytes.

Based on others experience, what are the changes of this never confirming?" - fishfanstan
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:33 pm

my bitcoin transaction has been unconfirmed for more than 20hours
"my txid is

https://blockchain.info/tx/277c828274f7 ... b1e2f27fa5

and

i used bitmixer.io, so i coudn't choose the higher transaction fee

what can i do to solve this problem?" - rlvmxm12
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:35 pm

my bitcoin transaction is at 0 confirmation in 6 hours .
"What gonna happen now ? Does the transaction get reversed ? or it will eventually be confirmed after some time ?

Does every transaction get confirmed however long it takes ?" - ssg691
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:41 pm

Bitcoin transaction Within 6 Blocks (Medium Priority)
"https://blockchain.info/tx/257bf2f0ff3d ... 2fcfbe2ad1

It has been 20 hours but it is still unconfirmed. What can I do to get it confirmed? wallet is blockchain.info" - TumbakToo
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:44 pm

My BTC is stuck
"https://blockchain.info/tx-index/eefd7b ... 114a174474

I've been waiting 24 hours, does this mean the site scammed me ? Or is there something wrong" - Esport123
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Coinbase stuck in Transacton pending for 12 hours?
"I transferred some bitcoins today from cold storage to cloud storage and it's been stuck in Transaction pending with 0 confirmations for 12 hours now? Is this normal? Thanks." - Lurkingredditatwork
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:47 pm

Question about a pending/unconfirmed transaction
"I sent a transaction, to the proper address and have not received it in my trading wallet. This was on the 17 of May! Still says its only been seen by 4 peers. Can anyone explain whats happening? Wallet is multibit" - intentcity
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:48 pm

Unconfirmed transaction
"I tried to send BTC (with 40K satoshis fee included) from my blockchain wallet, but so far over 3 hours later transaction is still unconfirmed. Can you pls tell me what's going on and try to help me on what to do? TXid: df5afe962648e30215b2f8a538b1f37605d1f8228517554a188925826b3d02a0

Thnx." - leomedina01
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:23 pm

"Just pay a higher fee" isn't a proper solution though
"if we would all pay the recommended fee, than that fee would keep on increasing, because there can only be so many transactions in a block, eventually the fee will become high enough that people will start to move over to other blockchains with proper scaling solutions." - BigBoom3599
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:24 pm

You can't fix a capacity problem with fees.
"If there are only 20 seats on the bus and 25 people that want to ride there is no ticket price where everyone gets a seat. You don't even know how much you have to over pay to get a seat. This is a bus business where customers are going to leave... especially when they discover there are many alt-bus companies that do the same thing better and for less and without capacity restraints." - Vibr8Kiwi
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:27 pm

Transaction of BTC 241, unconfirmed for hours
"This got my attention since it contains my small transaction (BTC0.02) as well. Here's the tx:
https://blockchain.info/tx/d90f08153ff9 ... 3adc3a1a61

So, is it the traffic or low fee / no fee? But I'm sure the fee was deducted when i withdrew .02 from Bittrex today." - altsay
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:40 pm

I sent a bitcoin to myself earlier today from my mycelium wallet.
"Hasn't confirmed." - housemobile
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:43 pm

New users shouldn't have to understand anything.
"Telling a new user they used a transaction fee that was too small and pointing them to a website which gives a recommended fee of a certain number of satoshis per byte is absolutely ridiculous!" - Spaghetti_Bolognoto
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:45 pm

https://blockchain.info/tx/055496350e68 ... 1feaa40c14
"no confirmation over than 24h" - arruah
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:50 pm

40,000+ Unconfirmed Transactions
"1Hour since last Block" - beezebest
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:55 pm

How long can it take to confirm a transaction?
"I tried to withdraw some BTC from a gambling website last night. How lang can it take to confirm this transcation now?

https://blockchain.info/tx/7d59d1f6c203 ... 4c7277e53b
" - n3ontm
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:08 pm

This is bad
"and disruptive to my business." - omni_hf
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Re: Complaints from Bitcoin Users

Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:10 pm

Ruins the experience for new users
"and pushes them right back to credit cards." - FUBAR-BDHR
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