Don't worry your transaction still might not be dropped. 


Start with going to the transaction history of the wallet, click on the "advanced" click on the "transaction ID", see if its on the blockchain or if it's not found.


There are a few more sites you can see if its still pending on:


https://localbitcoinschain.com/

https://blockexplorer.com/

https://www.blockcypher.com/


Try to copy and paste your Transaction ID in to these websites as well, if it still indicated "unconfirmed" your transaction still might confirm it might take up to a week or two.


Users should try to time the transaction during non-peak hours so that the likelihood of that transaction will confirm. For example, users can do this by first checking statoshi.info/ to get an estimate how much traffic there is on the network at that moment in time and users can also check the recommended fees at bitcoinfees.21.co/. Next, they can use that data and attempt to try a send using a slightly lower fee than what is recommended. If the traffic is light and the fees have been adjusted to be lower, but not too low that it gets dropped, then the transaction might just go through.

statoshi.info/
bitcoinfees.21.co/

Users will also find this beneficial in that they can make payments using a lower fee if they do not need to have that transaction confirmed or processed quickly. If the user doesn’t mind doing a transfer or a payment that could take several hours or even a day to confirm, then the user can go ahead and set the fees to low or enter a custom amount to save on fees.

A user who has needs to have a transaction processed quickly can also take advantage of the custom fees implemented in Airbitz. Users can set fees higher than the recommended amount to try to get that transaction processed in the next block.



How do I set up the mining fee?

In Airbitz 2.4.5, users will be able to set their custom fee. This can be done by following the steps below:

  • At the Slide to Confirm screen tap on the BTC field on the right hand side of the 1st field circled in red. (Note this may be set in bits or mbtc depending your denominations settings preference)
To change the fees, tap on bits circled in red. This may appear as BTC or mBTC depending on the settings preference.
  • A popup will appear with preset fees ranging from low, standard, and high that uses fees from what is recommended by bitcoinfees.21.co/
Enter the fees you wish to use as seen above.
  • If you wish to send higher or lower than the preset amounts, you can instead tap on Custom Fee which will allow you to manually enter the amount of satoshis per byte fee
  • Tap done and you will notice the fees change on the right hand side of the fields
  • Continue and Slide to Confirm as you would normally to proceed with the transaction

Once the transaction is complete, continue to monitor the transaction to see that it goes through especially if a lower fee amount was selected. If the transaction ends up getting dropped, the dropped transactions are now recorded and displayed in the Transaction History screen. As mentioned earlier, this is a new feature added so that in case a user should experience a dropped transaction, the user can easily refer to it and use it as a point of reference as to whether a payment was successfully received or sent out. In the event that the transaction is dropped from the sender, the bitcoin sent will be right back into to the user’s wallet as if it was never sent at all.


J
Jessica is the author of this solution article.

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