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I am testing a contract on a Ropsten network using geth 1.8.8 with command line:

geth --testnet --datadir=""

In order to connect to geth I use web3js version 1, beta 34 running from node.js.

Compiler I use is solc 4.24 release. I was able to publish the contract, where I was able to verify source so you can see it:

https://ropsten.etherscan.io/address/0x62e461ba21ae18cd412eaa4935532da9e519f7d3

After submitting first transaction after creation geth returned the middle and next line:

INFO [05-30|10:31:56] Mining too far in the future             wait=2s
INFO [05-30|10:31:59] Submitted transaction                    fullhash=0x124d796b68a454711b41fb00afda704f92e834db15d392b34857fe79c155eaa8 recipient=0x62e461Ba21AE18cd412eaA4935532Da9E519F7D3
INFO [05-30|10:32:08] Imported new chain segment               blocks=1   txs=4    mgas=0.145   elapsed=16.977ms  mgasps=8.570   number=3339069 hash=89c612…2f245e cache=21.43mB

More lines followed. I am kind of suspicious of the first line but I got same issue in the past even without it. Searching for transaction returned nothing after two hours: https://ropsten.etherscan.io/tx/0x124d796b68a454711b41fb00afda704f92e834db15d392b34857fe79c155eaa8

I set gas price to 4 gwei and that was a mistake on my side, but I had transactions execute regardless. I fixed it to 40 gwei and repeated transaction, new one is: https://ropsten.etherscan.io/tx/0x8e5580b0b7b5b0b4e6493071363a44d59aa43321292e941b6cb057925562aaa6

First error I received in both cases was from inside my webapp soon after geth received 50 new blocks:

Error: Transaction was not mined within 50 blocks, please make sure your transaction was properly sent. Be aware that it might still be mined!

Let me state that this happens relatively often even with a stable internet connection.

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It seems that I had to reduce value I added to nonce from 100 back to 0.

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