What is a Child-Pays-For-Parent (CPFP) transaction?

Everything you need to know about Child-Pays-For-Parent (CPFP) transactions.

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What is a Child-Pays-For-Parent transaction?

Child-Pays-For-Parent (CPFP) means that you are making your stuck transaction (the “parent”) more rewarding by sending a second new transaction to be mined with a higher fee (the “child”). The child transaction can only be mined after the parent transaction has been, therefore miners will see and calculate the overall fee for both the parent and child transactions and take a less profitable transaction (the stuck parent) in order to mine the more profitable transaction (the child). This will confirm the stuck transaction faster.

While we can never guarantee that your transaction will be included in the very next block, CPFP inside of Exodus wallet allows you to make these chances higher.

Which assets support Child-Pays-For-Parent?

Currently, CPFP transactions are supported in Bitcoin only. Find out how to use CPFP with custom fees here.