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The term "transaction" is used in IoTA to refer to the signed data package that stores a message to be sent from an externally owned account.

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When is a pending transaction technically confirmed?

I'd like to understand the steps that lead to an eventual confirmation of a transaction. I understand that there are several child transactions required and that the individual weights of each of ...
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Identify transactions issued by the coordinator

I am listening for new transactions on the ZMQ stream published by the iri. Is there a way to identify transactions that were created by the coordinator?
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What happens to duplicate transactions that say pending, when one has confirmed?

For example, I withdrew 5 MIOTA from Bitfinex to my light wallet seed. I see 6 duplicate transactions, 1 of which went through and is reflected in my total balance, but the other 5 saying pending. ...
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IOTA Light Wallet returns Request Error when sending funds

I am running IOTA Light Wallet 2.5.4 and am connected to my own full node that is in-sync with 4 healthy tangle connections. The minimum weight magnitude (MWM) is set to 14. When attempting to send ...
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I sent 1 IOTA to Bitfinex, transaction is confirmed but money aren't store on my wallet on Bitfinex [closed]

It was like that : 1. I wanted to send IOTA to Bitxinex so i take adres from my wallet on Bitfinex (according to the instructions) adres is ...
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What are the criteria for a transaction to be confirmed in the light wallet?

I've been exploring the tangle, but I can't seem to find out why some transactions are confirmed while others are not.
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How long should it takes before I can consider an outgoing transaction that is still in pending as failed?

This is a different question born from the discussion in "How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?" I'd like to know WHEN I have the green light to try to do a second transaction in ...
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How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?

When I send or receive IOTA, I first see the transaction in my wallet as in pending. As the time pass, the transaction is still in pending. I have to wait half an hour minimum to do the reattach. And ...
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Doesn't reattaching transactions allow double-spend transactions?

I only have a very basic understanding of iota transactions, but after reading How does a reattached transaction impact the tangle? I have the following question: Doesn't reattaching transactions ...
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What does the “block number” in the iota wallet represent?

My iota wallet displays something that I would assume to be a block number in the lower left corner: 291911 But being aware of the Tangle structure, I know there are no blocks in iota. What does this ...
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Is there any zero-value iota test network?

I would like to play around with iota transactions without putting real value tokens at risk. Is there any zero-value iota test network?
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What's the deal with prefixes? Is Mi smallest amount that could be transferred?

I just received 1 Mi as test. And it seems to be smallest amount to transfer. So I guess that's the reason that IOTA is dubbed MIOTA. But when I check https://thetangle.org/statistics/tokens-...
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Transactions Pending - Balance 0

I have had my IOTA in at Bitfinex account for a while now, and decided to move it over to the app. After a while the transaction was at 0 and showing pending, but after browsing around I saw to ...
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What is the IOTA transaction data structure?

I'm vaguely familiar with Bitcoin's UTXO-based transaction structure and Ethereum's account-based/gas-including transaction structure. What does an IOTA transaction contain?
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What is the average transaction time in IOTA?

In other blockchains, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, the transaction time is limited by the block time. Even then, there's no guarantee your transaction will be incorporated into the next block. (I'll ...
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Why do some of my transactions have Weight Magnitude 16, although I have set it to 14?

When looking at transactions in a tangle explorer website, some transactions like this (not mine) show up as Weight Magnitude 16. This also happens for my transactions where I am sure that I had set ...
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How does a reattached transaction impact the tangle?

Do reattached transactions get removed from their original position and can I reattach even if the transaction is referenced by other transactions? Assume the tangle looks like this: (green: ...
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How does a full-node validate transactions?

A full-node "validates" the incoming transactions and discards invalid ones. What algorithms, mechanisms are involved in determining a valid transaction. Appending a transaction by doing the POW also ...
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What kind of “invalid” transactions are transported by the network (and appear on tangle explorers?)

When looking at transactions on a tangle explorer, I often see "Unconfirmed" transactions that (when taking a closer look) can not get confirmed, but the tangle explorer does not show it to me. So I ...
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Is there a difference between branch and trunk transactions?

I understand that a transaction confirms two other transactions (branch + trunk). Is there a special semantic or rule for branch and trunk or are this just two words chosen to denote the two ...
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Why is my transaction not getting confirmed?

What can I do to speed-up the transaction’s confirmation? When should I reattach (replay) a transaction?
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How does reattaching a transaction increase the chance for confirmation?

It is common advice to reattach a pending transaction. But why do I have to do so from a technical perspective? In other words: why does the tip selection not pick up my transaction if it's pending ...