Bitcoin transactions are ridiculously slow right now. Last night my transaction took nearly an hour to be confirmed.
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Leah Stella Stephens

I’m curious to know how did you set your fees? I’ve used bitcoin for couple of years and never had to wait more than 15 minutes for a transaction to confirm when I’m sending. Some of my transactions have been expensive compared to say if I had used a credit card, but even this is because of the relatively low value I’ve sent. The cost could have been same for 1000 times bigger sum too and then it would have been practically free compared to many traditional alternatives.