My Bitcoin is stuck in the Mempool. What can I do now?

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William Tan asked 1 year ago

Hey Ofir,
Thank you for the wonderful site. I have learned a lot from your website.
Since the 6th Dec 2017, my bitcoin is stuck in the mempool.
I use wallet and used their standard fee for sending these Bitcoin.
Usually, the transaction will clear within the hour. However, this time it seems stuck
and I don’t know what else to do.
I gladly cancel this transaction but I have no option to do that.
What’s the best thing to do now?


1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 1 year ago

Hi William,

Sorry to hear of your issue. The first thing to try is entering the transaction ID (txid) into these tx accelerators:


The mempool is clearing out at the moment, after being extremely full over the past few days. Hopefully your txs will get confirmed within a day or so of submitting them. If not, I suggest you contact and see what they can do…

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