How long does it take to receive a Bitcoin transaction?

Transfers may not always be instant. Give the Bitcoin network some time to process your transaction. 

It takes three confirmations from the network before your balance is fully available in your wallet. This is the industry standard for a truly secure wallet. This can take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, depending on the Bitcoin network. 

Here are factors which affect the speed of Bitcoin transactions:

  • Miner's fee. The higher the miner's fee you choose to pay, the higher is the priority of your transaction within the blockchain.

Note: Paxful charges a fixed fee for external transactions. This means all our outgoing transactions are treated equally.

  • The blockchain processor service you (your provider) use. Paxful uses services of BitGo - the most secure and successful blockchain processing service in the world. If you transfer from your Paxful wallet to an external wallet which also uses BitGo, this significantly improves the speed of your transaction.

  • All transactions made between Paxful wallets are instant.

Find out more about how to check Bitcoin transaction status.

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