| submitted by /u/roasbeef
Occasionally in my database I have a transaction id output from electrum for some bitcoin sent but that transaction id is invalid. If the balance is too low on electrum and I try to send an amount greater than the wallet balance will electrum still give me a bitcoin transaction id?
This wreaks havoc on my service because it appears that transactions happen when in fact those txids are invalid. This wasn’t happening before, but now it appears to happen a few times a day (with a volume of a few hundred transactions – everything works, except for those occasional invalid trx)
I have an ubuntu server and want to run a full bitcoin node on it. I followed the instructions from bitcoin.org and it seems that everything installed correctly, but i had it running for over 10h and syncing is still at block 0. Here is the output of bitcoin-cli getinfo: “version”: 130000, “protocolversion”: 70014, “walletversion”: 130000, “balance”: 0.00000000, “blocks”: 0, “timeoffset”: 0, “connections”: 3, “proxy”: “”, “difficulty”: 1, “testnet”: false, “keypoololdest”: 1474289178, “…
I have started bitcoind on my linux box. How can I ask it what its status is? I assume it is downloading the blockchain and will continue to do so for hours or days. How can I find out where it is in this process?