I have been sending myself transactions back and forward between MEW and Parity trying to get a transaction included in a specific block number however I seem to be always 3 - 6 blocks behind where I want it.
This is in preparation for the Golem crowdsale, I want to make sure I don't miss out and ideally my transaction lands in the first block from when the sale starts.
A few questions:
- Is it a sound strategy to broadcast the transaction 1, 2, or 3 blocks before the start block (on my 6 test transactions this still put me a few blocks after the 'start block'), what about the risk of my transaction being confirmed before the sale start block?
- What are the best gas setting to get my transaction confirmed as fast as possible, if I include 2,000,000 gas how much is that in Eth and do I need to alter the gas price to give myself the best chance of it getting confirmed quickly?
Thanks for having a read, would be interested to hear what others would do in this situation to give the best chance of getting my Eth into the Golem crowdsale.
I have recorded my tests, what block I was hoping for and what block the transaction confirmed and the gas setting I used if that info is handy I could post it.
Thanks in advance!