If you’ve made a mistake or changed your mind about a Bitcoin transaction, there’s still a chance you can cancel it. Here’s how.
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In this guide, we will show you how to cancel a Bitcoin transaction.
When you make a Bitcoin transaction, it is sent into the network for confirmation. During this time, the transaction can be canceled by the sender. Once the transaction is confirmed, it is permanent and cannot be reversed.
If you are trying to cancel an unconfirmed transaction, it is possible if you use a service like ViaBTC or Bitcoin Core with CPFP. However, there is no guarantee that your transaction will be canceled and you may still lose your Bitcoins.
We do not recommend canceling transactions unless you are absolutely sure that you want to do so, as it is usually not necessary.
How to cancel an unconfirmed Bitcoin transaction
An unconfirmed transaction means that the transaction has not been included in a block and thus has not been completed. Most transactions are completed within a few hours, but sometimes it can take longer depending on the fee paid by the sender and the network congestion. If your transaction is taking longer than expected, you can check its status on a Bitcoin Block Explorer.
If your transaction is unconfirmed, you can try to cancel it:
-Open your wallet and go to the “History” tab
-Click on the unconfirmed transaction
-Click on the “Cancel” button
-Your wallet will ask for confirmation, click on “Yes”
-The transaction will be cancelled and the funds will be returned to your wallet
How to cancel a confirmed Bitcoin transaction
Unfortunately, there is no way to cancel a confirmed Bitcoin transaction. Once a transaction is confirmed, it is almost impossible to reverse.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if you sent your bitcoin to the wrong address, you may be able to use the Bitcoin refund feature to get your money back. However, this is not always possible.
The best way to avoid having to cancel a Bitcoin transaction is to make sure that you send the correct amount of bitcoin to the correct address. Before you send your bitcoins, double check that everything is correct!
In conclusion, it is possible to cancel a Bitcoin transaction, but it depends on a few factors. If the transaction is unconfirmed, it can be cancelled by double spending the same inputs. If the transaction is confirmed, it can be cancelled by creating a new transaction with a higher fee that includes all of the same inputs as the original transaction. Finally, if the transaction is final and blockchain-confirmed, it cannot be cancelled.