Bitcoin transaction fees and pending transactions back to normal

in blocktrades •  last year

It looks like bitcoin transactions have returned to the new normal again since the Segwit switchover. You no longer need to pay $10 USD to get a transaction through in a reasonable amount of time and the queue of pending unconfirmed transactions have dropped back to normal levels.

To put the relative performance in perspective, over the past couple of days we were seeing Bitcoin transactions on BlockTrades that took 2 days to confirm. Similar transactions with similar fees paid are now processing in an hour or less through our system.

Here's the current report from Previously transactions paying fees up to 180 sat/byte were showing Inf (basically it means the confirmation guestimator had no idea how long the transaction would take). Now it's estimated 0-90 minutes for transactions in that fee range.

Bitcoin fees still aren't nearly as cheap as they used to be, however, in part because of the rise in price of Bitcoin. So I still recommend transferring reasonably large amounts when you make a transfer.

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This is good news. Any thoughts on what this means for Bitcoin Cash?


Hopefully that it will triple in value in two weeks. I purchased when it was at the top for a few minutes a month back then halved its value :( sigh... nice post @blocktrades Cheers ;) @decentralization


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I am using LTC for transactions such as moving between markets due to low fees :)


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Hmm yeah, it is good, and mining of LTC is good and easy too :)


what kind of hardware do you use for mining LTC?


I looked...I didn't see any hardware.


use antminer D3 for LTC if you want a specific hardware for mining


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to the question @everittdmickey


I have a batch of LTC....looking to add more...a nice run of late.


@taskmaster4450 I also have Titan Miner (KNC Batch 1-300 + MH Scrypt)
I get with the price: US $ 2,800.00 in the year 2016 ago


Better yet use Steem, even faster and free.


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Dash is even cheaper and faster than LTC.


or just use Steem and never deal with transaction fees/ Why even use Any fee when you can move money around with no fee?


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Yes the transaction fees are never free on any other coin that I know of, and steem being free to send makes steem usable as money not just as some social media site. The money thing should just be advertised first and foremost, like bitcoin, bitcoin is just seen as money and people don't need it to have a social media site that comes with it!


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Can you confirm transaction .........cannot find at Bitshares. Please assist.

Miners are back from BCH to BTC and Segwit blocks started showing up.


its starting to sound like Segwit will become its own fork of Bitcoin now? or are we just going to have lightning network BTC transactions soon for cheap and very fast?

And will Bitcoin Core just always have incredibly higher and higher fees now?

jesus christ , bitcoin fees could get so high that any amount of bitcoin under $100 will be wiped out

has anyone ever stopped to realize how much 0.0006 BTC is when Bitcoin is $100,000 a bitcoin? its $60 ! is that a reasonable transaction fee? Damn will bitcoin core juyst stop gaining value and will new versions of bitcoin just gain all the money? will coinbase just go out of business now? or will they add the new coins? what is the current transaction fee of bitcoin cash? 24 cents? wow that sucks litecoin is muchc heaper isnt it? well since steem is the cheapest at 0 it makes the most sense

steem wins the transaction fee debate period and for this reason steem will have all the small investments of the world, people who want to transfer money freey will use steem

steem will be used as the ultimate digital money, why use anything else? its the best crypto for the masses


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That's good to see, now hopefully wheni get my paycheck i won't be having to pay those large transaction fees i did last week. Still, I'll figure out a way too stop using bitcoin on the daily and use it more like gold. Only using to spend on large transactions, or just bag holding.


It seems clear this is the early stages of an evolutionary and revolutionary process. So exciting.


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@blocktrades - That is a relief to know. I lost a fair bit of money in transaction fees recently when I decided to change exchanges. at 180/byte, the fees are still high and 0-90 minutes time is not idea for quick online transactions but at least things seem to have started returning to normal. If bitcoin is to have a wider application and acceptance, this issue will need to be resolved. Of course, advent of debit and credit cards based on crypto will enhance acceptability to a large extent since the transaction times would not then matter except for that one transaction when we transfer balance to the card account.
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@blocktrades my gf @ihatebanana still has a pending transaction that she sent over 1.5 days ago and hasn't even shown up in her wallet yet. Any help with this?


I see a transaction from her from yesterday. The bitcoin was sent and confirmed, so if it's not showing up check that her bitcoin wallet is synched.


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Hi Alex, you put your litecoin address in the steem memo field instead of the memo from our system. I've refunded your SBD, so you can try again with the proper memo.


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Hi, you can see the funds were sent here:
Make sure your bitcoin wallet is synched up to the blockchain.


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@blocktrades I sent 2 transactions yesterday (one for steem $ one for SBD). No BTC received in my wallet. I was only sent 6 cents instead of $11 lol?


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Yikes, my last btc transfer gave me quite a scare, took forever and yes, the fees too. I agree with the rest that ltc is way better in terms of speed and fees.

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if i make a transfer of 1sbd would it be transferred? how long would it take?

That might be the Sunday effect where transactions drop.

The hashrate has moved back to bitcoincash, which means there may be delays again on the bitcoin network.

I sent $ SBD through blocktrade and I am still waiting to see it come up in my Quadriga dashboard. Question, the amount that I transferred was less than $5 could that be the reason why it has not shown up? That is the first time that I transfer that small of amount but wanted to test it. Thank you


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Lingtning network is going to be added to bitcoin. then the transaction fees will be very and ver small.

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imo btc fees get more low for micro transactions and userfriendly (stores,restaurant,shops) but when implement the LN and more compatibility with segwit the fees will not be a problem

Ah finally, wellt here is always other cryptos

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I hope someday can make a transaction, thank you.

I paid $5 today for one transaction! It was nuts! I thought the whole point of this is to lower transaction costs lol

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This is great news from such an old and reliable source. Everyone assumed there was going to be some growing pains after the switch. Innovation takes time.
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thank for sharing.....great news for BTC lover

Use LTC, it's much cheaper, faster and easy to use.

Fees are just still way to high to use Bitcoin as a payment system... For me, it's use is still only a store of value...
I hope this will be taken into account for the future

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Hi @blocktrades yesterday I was paying $4.95 per BTC transaction.

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Back to normal....hmm...I beg to differ. I'll post something on this in a second. Thanks for sharing though.

Thank you for your hard work and full responsibility.
even though I am not delayed, but I hope for the other smoothly and normally expected.

no it is no true i have make a transcation before 3 hours using coinbase and i have pay 5 dollar as a fee


Amazing news; great post!!!

Fees are still way too damn high! I remember fees well under $1 for years!! I cannot and will not recommend BTC to anyone anymore until fees get sub $1 again. What if Visa charged you $4.72 to buy a pack of gum at the gas station? Think anyone would use it? This is the fate of BTC until we can back to competing with the Visa as far as fees go. I love Bitcoin always have always will. I used to go around every day trying to get merchants to adopt it. How can I recommend it to them now??

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Using ltc. Much cheaper and faster. If one is fast. Why should the others.

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