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Offline jh00

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 07:41:51 pm »
PTS generally has a slow confirmation time.

But yes, ypool is probably the cause for the massive delays. A while ago I noticed a bug in my code that caused blocks that have many transactions get declined by the network, as a hotfix I simply disabled that mempool transactions are added to the blocks mined by ypool. Since then I didn't have a single second to implement the correct fix. As you all are likely aware, ypool has been pestered by various attacks, hardware problems and annoying providers. Now that it all has calmed down I finally have some time to implement the fix.

Be aware that transaction confirmation works as always, it's just the accept to block phase that is delayed. No reason for panic.

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 07:46:20 pm »
Let's discard all transactions and sell our mined pts! What could possibly go wrong?
« Last Edit: November 17, 2013, 07:55:15 pm by iruu »

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 08:02:37 pm »
difficulty + the amt of orphans ypool was getting probably.
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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 10:38:13 pm »
100 blocks later, still no PTS at btc38.  at the rate BTC is climbing, the price is gonna dip below the .01 I bought them for by the time I can get to them.

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2013, 10:56:35 pm »
100 blocks later, still no PTS at btc38.  at the rate BTC is climbing, the price is gonna dip below the .01 I bought them for by the time I can get to them.

Same here....so......disappoint....sad  :'( :'( :'( :'(

EDIT: PTS FINALLY SHOWED UP!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 12:13:57 am »
Yeah its been about 20 minutes... 0 confirmations. I remember when I would have hundreds in 20 minutes.

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2013, 12:28:21 am »
Mine took about 10 hours ~100 confirmations

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2013, 12:36:02 am »
Mine took about 10 hours ~100 confirmations

Crazy... aren't we still finding about a block per minute?

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2013, 06:17:49 pm »
The slow confirmation times appear to be the result of one or more miners having adopted a policy of refusing to include more than one transaction per block.  See here:

http://btsblock.com/chain/ProtoShares

Ypool (the largest pool) appears to be one the bad actors.  If you compare block numbers from their stats page to the blockchain explorer, it looks like all of ypool's blocks are only including 1 transaction at most.

Thus, everyone trying to send PTS through the network is having to wait until someone else (such as the beeeeer pool) find a block, at which point a bunch of transactions finally get included in a block.

Wow that really sucks, it makes complete sense now. Funny thing is, maybe if that wasnt happening i wouldnt have gotten hacked. I was freaking out about why my coins werent sending for 4 hours. In those 4 hours i could have probably done other useful things like encrypt my wallet instead of worrying about why the coins cant be used.. thanks for the explanation. :)

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 04:32:38 am »
Another test transaction just completed, it was for 1pts to coingrounds. I started it 1 hour after the other ones. Maybe adding your node helped.

Status: 12 confirmations
Date: 11/16/2013 05:51

The other transactions are still unconfirmed and holding up some of my coins, should I somehow delete them or wait?

May not have been windows... adding the node does help often times.

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2013, 10:47:13 pm »
Status: 0/unconfirmed
Date: 12/3/2013 01:37
To: Transfer to Bter.com PmCv9LBtBsaVnmzRSwGEcYmh76kShQEy1v
Debit: -1.68 PTS
Transaction fee: -0.0002 PTS
Net amount: -1.6802 PTS
Transaction ID: 3404b3e59db9e5ab22db7d0523a7168579fb013c0b2015da28c47c0836a2c558


About 16 hours and counting. Still no confirmations.
PTS: Pimu7pvvbCJF9LKsCUw2ZUb2pdHRzLLjBa

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 10:23:04 pm »
PTS generally has a slow confirmation time.

But yes, ypool is probably the cause for the massive delays. A while ago I noticed a bug in my code that caused blocks that have many transactions get declined by the network, as a hotfix I simply disabled that mempool transactions are added to the blocks mined by ypool. Since then I didn't have a single second to implement the correct fix. As you all are likely aware, ypool has been pestered by various attacks, hardware problems and annoying providers. Now that it all has calmed down I finally have some time to implement the fix.

Be aware that transaction confirmation works as always, it's just the accept to block phase that is delayed. No reason for panic.

Is this the ypool wallet? http://coinplorer.com/PTS/Addresses/PpXRMhz5dDHtFYpbDTpiAMJaVarMUJURT6
I still see only one tx per block. Did the miners not upgrade yet?

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 12:01:39 am »
I am trying to receive a transaction from Cryptsy to my PTS Wallet.  Wallet shows the incoming deposit, but it's been over an hour and it still shows 0 of 6 confirmations.  How long should this take or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 03:10:02 am »
Update, I have one confirmation and it's been like that for four hours or so... is this normal?

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Re: Confirmation time, is this normal?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 03:19:11 am »
No, this is not normal, but you are not doing anything wrong. I had two transactions that took a very long time to confirm today. And I have another transaction that is now 6 hours old and does not hyave a single confirmation yet.

I have no idea what is causing the delay.