I have a ETH Wallet on myetherwallet.com that I have sent ETH to my coinbase account successfully many times before, but my last attempt yesterday to send all of my current wallet value to my coinbase ETH doesn't seem to be working. When I go to my ETH wallet on myetherwallet and try to send from myetherwallet.com, which is address 0x19973A4e9b5d841BBb97018b39EA6f2188Dbd04b to my coinbase ETH wallet, which is 0x5e212b287169673f37968E152c1Da68e888E61aA it says on etherscan that it is pending, but it has been doing that for almost a full day now and nearly every time I go and check it on etherscan, I noticed the timer resets too; which seems odd to me since past transactions I've done successfully have kept a running time from when I actually started the transaction instead of resetting nearly each time I view it...


My Google searches on this situation have been fruitless I have just not seen this happen before as every time I have done this in the past, the transaction started getting block confirmations right away and I received an email from coinbase that the transaction has started almost immediately and neither of these have happened yet this time and I'm a little concerned about this.

Any help and suggestions I could get on this would be appreciated.


  • How much gas limit should put if I want to send 0.8 ether? – Eng Soon Jan 9 '18 at 23:40

The transaction's gas price is 10 gwei, which is extremely low at present. https://www.ethgasstation.info/calculatorTxV.php predicts it will take 7 days, but I'm not sure I would expect it to ever complete. MyEtherWallet has a tool to help cancel or replace transactions with low gas. Start at https://www.myetherwallet.com/#check-tx-status and find your transaction. (You may have to pick Etherscan from the dropdown in the upper right.)

Use https://ethgasstation.info/ to guide you as to an appropriate gas price.

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  • Ah, didn't think about that; probably because I'm still fairly new to this and didn't really understand the whole gas thing. I'll try to cancel it later today when I get home from work and try it again with a higher gas price then. Hopefully that will get it going. So, I assume the "Gas Price SafeLow (Gwei)" is the lowest reccomended number that it will most likely get picked up and processed/mined at, Correct? I have always left the default myetherwallet settings and been fine, but this TX is the most ETH I have had so far. Wonder why the default isn't higher on myetherwallet? – Gamester Jan 9 '18 at 16:19
  • Yeah, or bump it up just a little bit from SafeLow (since lots of people use exactly that number). BTW, I see "Default is 20 GWEI" on myetherwallet.com. But that's still quite low. – user19510 Jan 9 '18 at 16:29
  • Ok, maybe I'll do like 25 or so then. I assume the transaction can't be edited/modified? You do actually have to cancel it first and then start another, correct? – Gamester Jan 9 '18 at 16:39
  • It can't be modified, but it can be replaced by another transaction with the same nonce. (Only one of those two transactions can be accepted by the network, and the one with the higher gas price is almost certainly going to win.) "Canceling" just means replacing with a transaction that does nothing (e.g. transfers 0 ether to yourself). – user19510 Jan 9 '18 at 16:42
  • So, I was looking at that calculator and was expecting it to give a recommended gas price and limit number for a certain amount of ETH, but looks like that's not what that one does. What calculator do you guys use for getting the recommended gas price and limit for a certain amount of ETH? or is the amount of ETH in the TX not really a factor? – Gamester Jan 9 '18 at 16:52

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