The address received 0.07014343 BTC in
3d727e3f4565e011c0348f813c2d5480210b6bae2003a0f7abaa949d1a7c599a. These coins have already been issued so that at least the recipient's wallet provider is informed of the transaction. Depending on the type of wallet, the recipient's account may not have been credited due to internal system problems.
Alternatively, the recipient has received the money and is trying to defraud you for an additional payment.
In both cases, your first transaction is successful and the recipient has to work with their wallet provider. You shouldn't send them any more money.
Verify that a transaction is complete
Based on the attention that this question receives, I will go through some of the best practices in verifying the finality / completion / status of a transaction.
In order for a Bitcoin transaction to be complete and irreversible, it must be summarized in one block.
To check whether a transaction has been closed, you can check a block explorer. Block Explorer are websites that read information from the blockchain and make it accessible to people who do not run their own nodes. Some commonly used Bitcoin discoverers are blockchain.com, blockchair.com, blockstream.info and btc.com (not affiliated with them).
If you look up the transaction, e.g. For example, using the link above, either a transaction details page or a form of an error not found is displayed.
If a transaction is not found, it is almost certain that it has not been cleared. In this case, you should aim for it Repetition the transaction instead of sending a new one. It is possible that the transaction has actually been sent and has not yet been picked up by Explorer. Submitting a second transaction can therefore result in a double payment.
If a transaction is found, it may be listed as unconfirmed. In this case, just wait until it is confirmed. If a transaction has already been confirmed, you should see an indication of the block into which it was mined (either in the form of a block number or a block hash that begins with a series of zeros). When a transaction is confirmed, it is complete and irreversible.
The recipient says that he did not receive the coins
There are a handful of scenarios in which the recipient may not see the coins even after the transaction is complete:
- The recipient's wallet is out of sync / is not updated correctly. This is a more common scenario if you're using Exchange or other hosted wallets, or using a normal wallet with a spotty or weak internet connection. In this case, the recipient must check with their wallet provider to find and credit the coins.
- The address is wrong – either you made a mistake when copying the address, or the recipient provided an incorrect address. In this case, you should work with the recipient to find out who needs to absorb the loss since the coins are most likely not recoverable.
- The recipient tries to cheat you. Once a transaction is complete, only the recipient can access the coins, find them, or otherwise try to work with them. If they insist that they have not received them, there is no problem on your part and you may be cheated.
Things to consider
- Do not use an Explorer recommended by the recipient. It's trivial to create an explorer that hides certain transactions and makes you think that when they're completed, they're not complete. Always use multiple third party explorers if you have to. Ideally, you should run your own instance of Bitcoin Core
-txindex activated and check the transaction yourself, but for many users this is not possible in the short term.
- If you really need to resend the coins, first make a transaction in your own wallet that will send the entire balance to yourself and wait for this to be confirmed. This prevents you from accidentally paying twice if the original transaction simply wasn't sent properly.
- Be patient – it can take a few days for low fee transactions to be confirmed in times of high network activity. If you see an unconfirmed transaction, just wait.