What Is The Mempool?


Jake Morr


August 25, 2023

The Mempool is a temporary storage area for unconfirmed Bitcoin transactions awaiting miner validation. Every node has its own mempool, where pending transactions are stored until confirmed and recorded in a block. There isn't a unified mempool across all nodes, so its contents can vary. Once miners include a transaction in a block, it is removed from the mempool. The process ensures that transactions are verified before becoming part of the Bitcoin blockchain.


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