Statuses

Overview

This article describes primary transaction statuses on Fireblocks and how they appear in the Fireblocks Console and API.

Many primary transaction statuses have substatuses that include additional status-related information. Learn more about transaction substatuses.

Transaction statuses are displayed in the Transaction History and the Recent Activity panel in the Fireblocks Console. You can hover over the status in the Recent Activity panel to see the substatus and additional details.

Primary transaction statuses

Submitted

The Submitted status indicates an outgoing transaction was submitted to the Fireblocks system and is currently being processed. It is the first stage for any outgoing transaction where AML/KYC screening is not enabled.

  • API status code: SUBMITTED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Submitted

The status can be followed by Queued and then continue being processed.

Submitted transactions can be blocked by the Fireblocks Policy Engine or otherwise fail, with a substatus that includes additional information.


Pending Screening

The Pending Screening status indicates a transaction’s progress depends on the transaction screening result from your Anti-Money Laundering (AML) provider or Travel Rule provider. Only transactions from workspaces with the AML or Travel Rule feature enabled can have this status.

  • API status code: PENDING_AML_SCREENING
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Pending Screening

This transaction status is not the same as the transaction’s AML screening status or Travel Rule screening status. Under certain circumstances, a transaction’s screening status can appear as Pending even when its transaction status shows as Completed on the Recent Activity panel. When you receive the screening result, you can view it in the transaction’s details on the Transaction History page.


Pending Security Screening

The Pending Security Screening status indicates a transaction’s progress depends on the result of Fireblocks’ internal security screening, which looks for various anomalies and similarities to known smart contract attacks. This internal security screening takes place while initiating a transaction. Please note that this security screening will not affect the approval flow of your transactions.

Learn more about the dApp Protection feature and its security screening.

  • API status code: PENDING_ENRICHMENT
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Pending Security Screening

This transaction status is not the same as the Pending Screening status, which correlates to the screening from your AML or Travel Rule provider.


Pending Authorization

The Pending Authorization status indicates an outgoing transaction’s progress depends on a Fireblocks Console user, an API user, or a group of users authorizing the transaction, as defined by the Transaction Authorization Policy (TAP).

  • API status code: PENDING_AUTHORIZATION
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Pending Authorization

This status should be followed by Queued if the transaction is authorized or Cancelled if the transaction is not authorized. If no action is taken for two hours, the transaction will fail. Learn more about transaction authorization expiration.


Queued

The Queued status indicates an outgoing transaction is queued for processing.

  • API status code: QUEUED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Queued

Fireblocks can only process a single transaction per blockchain standard per vault account. For example, if you create a transaction for an Ethereum blockchain asset and another transaction for a Polygon blockchain asset from the same vault account, then Fireblocks will process them one at a time for signing because they are both EVM-compatible assets. However, if you create a Bitcoin transaction and a Solana transaction from the same vault account, then both transactions will be processed simultaneously.

Transactions stuck in the Queued status

When a transaction appears stuck in the Queued status, you should check for another transaction in the Pending Signature status. This transaction's details will show the user or users who need to sign or reject the transaction for it to progress, which will allow the next transaction to progress.

To help streamline signing and avoid delays associated with manual signing, we recommend that you install and configure an API Co-Signer to process and sign transactions automatically according to your TAP rules.


Pending Signature

The Pending Signature status indicates an outgoing transaction is waiting to be signed by the transaction’s designated signer as defined in your TAP. You can view who the designated signer is by hovering over the transaction's status in the Recent Activity panel.

  • API status code: PENDING_SIGNATURE
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Pending Signature

If no action is taken for two hours after authorization, the transaction will fail. Learn more about transaction signing expiration.

To help streamline signing and avoid delays associated with manual signing, we recommend installing and configuring an API Co-Signer to process and sign transactions automatically according to your TAP rules.


Pending email approval

The Pending email approval status indicates the transaction is waiting for the required approval from a third-party service, such as an exchange. The manual approval is usually sent via email.

  • API status code: PENDING_3RD_PARTY_MANUAL_APPROVAL
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Pending email approval

Processing at the exchange

The Processing at the exchange status indicates a transaction is waiting for approval by a third-party service, such as an exchange.

  • API status code: PENDING_3RD_PARTY
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Processing at the exchange

Learn more about Processing at the exchange substatuses.


Broadcasting

The Broadcasting status indicates an outgoing transaction is being broadcast to the blockchain network.

  • API status code: BROADCASTING
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Broadcasting

Typically, a transaction should remain in this status for no longer than one minute, but it depends on the current load on the Fireblocks system. When a transaction remains in this status for longer than one minute, check the Fireblocks Status page to see if there are ongoing service disruptions. If you don’t see any service disruptions, contact Fireblocks Support for assistance.


Confirming

The Confirming status indicates a transaction is waiting to be confirmed on the blockchain. Fireblocks monitors the state of the transaction on the blockchain and updates its status accordingly.

  • API status code: CONFIRMING
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Confirming

Learn more about Confirming substatuses.


Completed

The Completed status indicates the transaction was completed successfully, is now part of the blockchain, and all assets have been transferred.

  • API status code: COMPLETED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Completed

Completed is a final transaction status and marks the transaction as successful. After a transaction is marked as completed, all associated assets are no longer available in their source account.

📘

Note

If you use webhooks to receive transaction status updates, you may receive multiple updates to the Completed status. For example, if your Deposit Control & Confirmation Policy is set for zero confirmations for a particular blockchain, you may receive a webhook notification for the Completed status when the transaction appears on the blockchain as well as on its first or further confirmations.

Learn more about Completed substatuses.


Cancelling

The Cancelling status indicates a transaction was canceled or rejected by a Fireblocks user, such as the transaction’s initiator, approver, or designated signer.

  • API status code: CANCELLING
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Cancelling

Typically, a transaction should remain in this status for no longer than 30 seconds, but it depends on the current load on the Fireblocks system. When a transaction remains in this status for longer than 30 seconds, check the Fireblocks Status page to see if there are ongoing service disruptions. If you don’t see any service disruptions, contact Fireblocks Support for assistance.


Cancelled

The Cancelled status indicates a transaction was canceled or rejected by a Fireblocks user, such as the transaction’s initiator, approver, or designated signer, or by the third-party service that was the source of the transaction.

  • API status code: CANCELLED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Cancelled

Cancelled is a final transaction status and marks the transaction as unsuccessful. After a transaction is marked as canceled, all associated assets are available for new transactions.

Learn more about Cancelled substatuses.


Blocked by policy

The Blocked by policy status indicates an outgoing transaction was blocked from being completed due to a TAP rule.

  • API status code: BLOCKED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Blocked by policy

Blocked by policy is a final transaction status and marks the transaction as unsuccessful. After a transaction is marked as blocked, all associated assets are available for new transactions.

Resolving blocked transactions

Transactions that are blocked by policy include the corresponding TAP rule number as it appears in your workspace's settings. If you want to allow these transactions, create a new policy rule in a position that allows the transaction to be correctly enforced according to the first-match principle.

Learn more about Blocked by policy substatuses.


Rejected

The Rejected status indicates an incoming or outgoing transaction was rejected by the Fireblocks system, an Approver or a Signer, or by a third-party service.

  • API status code: REJECTED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Rejected by AML, Manually frozen

Transactions that are rejected or manually frozen mark the transaction as unsuccessful. Note that:

  • After an outgoing transaction is marked as rejected, all associated assets are available for new transactions.
  • After an incoming transaction is marked as rejected, all associated assets will not be available until an Admin-level user unfreezes them.

Learn more about Rejected substatuses.


Failed

The Failed status indicates the transaction is no longer being processed and no assets have been transferred. Transactions can fail from any state.

  • API status code: FAILED
  • Appears in the Fireblocks Console as: Failed

Failed is a final transaction status and marks the transaction as unsuccessful. After a transaction is marked as failed, all associated assets are available for new transactions.

Learn more about Failed substatuses.