The Bitcoin network is designed to process a block of transactions every 10 minutes. However, sometimes the network can get backlogged with transactions waiting to be confirmed.
This can happen for a number of reasons, including more people using Bitcoin than usual, or a large number of transaction being generated from a single source. When this happens, you may have to wait longer for your transaction to be confirmed.
There are a few things you can do to help speed up the process:
– Choose a wallet that uses Opt-In RBF (Replace-By-Fee). This allows you to replace an unconfirmed transaction with a new one that includes a higher fee.
wallets that support this include Electrum and GreenAddress.
– If your wallet doesn’t support Opt-In RBF, you can try double spending your transaction using a service like https://www.viabtc.com/tools/txaccelerator/. This works by creating a new transaction that spends the same inputs as your original unconfirmed transaction.
The new transaction will have a higher fee, so it is more likely to be included in the next block.
– You can also try sending your transaction with a higher fee than the default recommended by your wallet. How much you need to increase the fee depends on how congested the Bitcoin network is. You can check current network conditions at https://bitcoinfees.earn.
com/. Remember that you will need to have enough funds in your wallet to cover the higher fee before you can send the transaction.
If you are patient and willing to wait a little longer, your transaction will eventually be confirmed by the Bitcoin network.