bumpfee

bumpfee "txid" ( options )

Bumps the fee of an opt-in-RBF transaction T, replacing it with a new transaction B.

An opt-in RBF transaction with the given txid must be in the wallet.

The command will pay the additional fee by decreasing (or perhaps removing) its change output.

If the change output is not big enough to cover the increased fee, the command will currently fail instead of adding new inputs to compensate. (A future implementation could improve this.) The command will fail if the wallet or mempool contains a transaction that spends one of T’s outputs.

By default, the new fee will be calculated automatically using estimatesmartfee.

The user can specify a confirmation target for estimatesmartfee.

Alternatively, the user can specify totalFee, or use RPC settxfee to set a higher fee rate.

At a minimum, the new fee rate must be high enough to pay an additional new relay fee (incrementalfee returned by getnetworkinfo) to enter the node’s mempool.

Argument #1 - txid

Type: string, required

The txid to be bumped

Argument #2 - options

Type: json object, optional

{
  "confTarget": n,           (numeric, optional, default=fallback to wallet's default) Confirmation target (in blocks)
  "totalFee": n,             (numeric, optional, default=fallback to 'confTarget') Total fee (NOT feerate) to pay, in satoshis.
                             In rare cases, the actual fee paid might be slightly higher than the specified
                             totalFee if the tx change output has to be removed because it is too close to
                             the dust threshold.
  "replaceable": bool,       (boolean, optional, default=true) Whether the new transaction should still be
                             marked bip-125 replaceable. If true, the sequence numbers in the transaction will
                             be left unchanged from the original. If false, any input sequence numbers in the
                             original transaction that were less than 0xfffffffe will be increased to 0xfffffffe
                             so the new transaction will not be explicitly bip-125 replaceable (though it may
                             still be replaceable in practice, for example if it has unconfirmed ancestors which
                             are replaceable).
  "estimate_mode": "str",    (string, optional, default=UNSET) The fee estimate mode, must be one of:
                             "UNSET"
                             "ECONOMICAL"
                             "CONSERVATIVE"
}

Result

{
  "txid":    "value",   (string)  The id of the new transaction
  "origfee":  n,         (numeric) Fee of the replaced transaction
  "fee":      n,         (numeric) Fee of the new transaction
  "errors":  [ str... ] (json array of strings) Errors encountered during processing (may be empty)
}

Examples

Bump the fee, get the new transaction’s txid:

bitcoin-cli bumpfee <txid>