Why do I have to wait for confirmation?

Receiving notification of a payment is almost instant with Greenshilling.

There can be a delay before the network begins to confirm a transaction by including it in a block.

A confirmation means that there is a consensus on the network that the Greenshillings you received haven’t been sent to anyone else and are considered your property.Once your transaction has been included in one block, it will continue to be buried under every block after it, which will exponentially consolidate this consensus and decrease the risk of a reversed transaction. Each confirmation takes between a few seconds and 90 minutes,

with 10 minutes being the average. If the transaction pays too low a fee or is otherwise atypical, getting the first confirmation can take much longer. Every user is free to determine at what point they consider a transaction sufficiently confirmed, but 6 confirmations is often considered to be as safe as waiting 6 months on a credit card transaction.

How much will the transaction fee be?

Transactions can be processed without fees, but trying to send free transactions can require waiting days or weeks.

Although fees may increase over time, normal fees currently only cost a tiny amount.

By default, all

Greenshilling wallets listed on Greenshilling.org add what they think is an appropriate fee to your transactions; most of those wallets will also give you chance to review the fee before sending the transaction.

Transaction fees are used as a protection against users sending transactions to overload the network and as a way to support our environment.

What if I receive a Greenshilling when my computer is offline?

This works fine. The Greenshillings will appear next time you start your wallet application.

Greenshillings are not actually received by the software on your computer, they are appended to a public ledger that is shared between all the devices on the network. If you are sent Greenshillings when your wallet client program is not running and you later launch it, it will download blocks and catch up with any transactions it did not already know about, and the Greenshillings will eventually appear as if they were just received in real time.Your wallet is only needed when you wish to spend Greenshillings.