Why won’t my transaction go through?!

Here are some reasons your transactions might be getting stuck.

1. You used too low a gas price. 

This not only hangs up the low-gas transaction but every other transaction after it. Transactions have to be done in order, so if you send one with too little gas, everything after it (even those with plenty of gas) gets stuck behind the bad one.

The fix: You can re-send the stuck low-gas transaction at a higher price by clicking on the Metamask button that says, “Taking too long? Retry with a higher gas price here.” (For help choosing a good gas price, see my post on Gas Price and Gas Limit.)Read More »

How to Breed Cats Using the Smart Contract (MEW)

Cats being stuck with “Bun in Oven” or “Resting” is a common issue, and it will generally resolve itself within a few hours. But in case you don’t want to wait, you can call the smart contract manually using MyEtherWallet.

Breeding with Smart Contract (MEW)

STEP 0: Make sure your cats are ready to breed or the transaction will fail. (Click on the link in step 3 and enter the kitty IDs individually on line 29 “isReadyToBreed” and click on Query to check.)

1. Go to https://www.myetherwallet.com/.
2. Click on the Contracts tab.
3. Select the CryptoKitties smart contract (the address should match https://etherscan.io/address/0x06012c8cf97bead5deae237070f9587f8e7a266d#readContract).
4. Click Access.
5. Select the breedWithAuto function.
6. Input the kitty IDs of your matron and sire.
7. Select Metamask as your sending option in the bottom.
8. Press Write and enter in the breeding fee (currently 0.008 at the time of this post, this breeding fee can change) as the sending value in the popup.
9. Send the transaction and in the Metamask popup, enter your gas price. (See https://ethgasstation.info/ for current gas prices.)

Once your transaction is successful, the matron of the breeding pair should have a new Bun in the Oven. Happy breeding!

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Courtesy of DERPYBASTARD and anyone else who contributed to this how-to guide.