So I've sent a few tokens from my MEW which I haven't used in a two years and some of the transactions are taking 2+ hours and are still pending.

Does anyone know what I did wrong or what's going on?

My mew address is Ox28272da8c3814C57B952D2c35399D706B83 C79a3

  • What is the GasPrice you set? Jul 21, 2020 at 10:54
  • can't find your transaction since the address is invalid. Please Share a link. Jul 21, 2020 at 10:56
  • Sorry it's 0x28272da8c3814C57B952D2c35399D706B83C79a3
    – N G
    Jul 21, 2020 at 10:58
  • I put a gas price of 55 Gwei
    – N G
    Jul 21, 2020 at 11:00

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You have one "blocking" transaction: https://etherscan.io/tx/0xa94a4ce8e7fe6366dcebda3cbbd01b22c1c760988c104f3c16cfab0c85b3f57b

Where you are trying to transfer a token that is paused (see details): https://etherscan.io/token/0x69c4bb240cf05d51eeab6985bab35527d04a8c64#readContract

So it "blocked" the rest of the transactions...

NOTE: You need to cancel this transaction.

  • Thank you!how can I cancel the transaction through MEW on my desktop?
    – N G
    Jul 21, 2020 at 11:25
  • Ok thank you for the help. Seems you were right and the OPEN token froze the rest. It seems it all went through now. Thank you all again
    – N G
    Jul 21, 2020 at 11:29

I can see your Transaction on the Etherscan. I have concluded 3 Reasons Why your Transaction is pending.

  1. You are Trying to send the ether to Paused token. Cancel your First transaction.

  2. Lower Gas Price. Today's Avg. Gas Price is about 95 Gwei. While you just fixed 55 Gwei So you should try increasing the Gas Price.

  3. Pending transactions. There are 3 pending Transactions that you have currently.enter image description here.

The Real problem is that the Transaction with the lower nonce( First Transaction) is not selected yet. enter image description here

SOLUTION If you want make this process faster

  1. Increase the Gas price of the 1st pending Transaction. It might be the reason other transactions are struck.

  2. OR There is another method. Child-pays-for-Parent. Using this method you can increase the Gas Price of your last or second last transaction. Upto 120 Gwei. Due to this the miner have to include your previous unconfirmed Transactions as well.

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