Bitcoin: what if I was about to sign an offline transaction using the transaction history and I get paid into same address


while using an offline client I have to copy and paste transaction history of the address I want to spend coins from. What if there was a new bitcoin transfer into my address before sending the signed transaction to the network? Does the transaction fail? or work fine because there are more bitcoins than shown in transaction history

Seshu Bonam

Posted 2013-12-04T22:19:40.807

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It will work fine.

The offline transaction you are signing points back to one or more previous transactions that sent coins to your address; these are the coins that the new transaction will spend. It's okay if additional transactions come in in the meantime, they just won't be the coins used as the inputs for your offline transactions.

Nate Eldredge

Posted 2013-12-04T22:19:40.807

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