Looking at the state of pending transactions on Etherscan I noticed two transactions that have a gas price much higher than that of the average network fee, yet they are not being mined. The transaction belong to the following Account

At the time of writing, the asking gas price is ~40GWei, these two transactions offer 220GWei and 550Gwei respectively. Yet they are pending for about an hour.

Is there a reason for a miner not to include these transactions? The address seems quite "fresh" so censorship does not make sense. Is this a bug of Etherscan? It is also strange that both transactions have the same nonce (1)

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  • Sender doesn't have enough ether to pay fees+value – Ismael Jun 9 '20 at 14:05
  • @ismael, in this case, wouldn't they be executed anyway and only the fee deducted? There is enough balance to cover the fee. – amanusk Jun 9 '20 at 14:09
  • No, if you can't pay in advance value+tx fees the transaction remains in pending pool. – Ismael Jun 9 '20 at 14:30
  • That makes sense. In this case wasn't the transaction supposed to dropped by the node broadcasting it? Is there something special about it that it managed to reach Etherscan? – amanusk Jun 9 '20 at 16:21
  • It is still a valid transaction so nodes are allowed to broadcast it. Eventually it might be dropped from pending pool, but anyone can re-broadcast it again if it wasn't replaced. – Ismael Jun 9 '20 at 20:02

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