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Just did my first ever replace-by-fee transaction in Electrum. Just feeling like if my 20 sat/b transaction hadn't confirmed yet this weekend it wasn't going to happen.

I ended up bumping to 41 sat/b and the transaction cleared, USD price of about $7.

Kind of my last major concern about Bitcoin's long term success was would fees get high enough to incentivize the miners when the subsidy goes away. It seems we might be seeing the fee market develop now. Will the mempool ever empty again?

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