What happen if I transfer ether from account a to account b on a private chain with just one node and that node is not mining?

up vote 7 down vote accepted

The transaction will simply sit in the mempool until a miner picks it up and includes it in a block.

If there is nobody mining, the blockchain will simply not produce any more blocks and thus not process any transactions.

Additionaly, miners can find and produce blocks without including transactions, if desired.

Your question should not be:

What happens if I transfer ether from account a to account b

But:

What happens if I send a transaction to transfer ether from account a to account b

What happens? Well, the transaction remains in the transaction pool and does not become part of the chain. So the Ethers are not transferred.

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.