I love it when a prediction comes together!
Bitcoin transaction time getting longer and longer, as it pops bolts and spouts steam on its way to... The Halvening.
It's gratifying to see this level of failure. Bitcoin is processing items queued from weeks ago, which increases average transaction time to 430 hours (18 days). This confirms to me that Bitcoin's losing a "heap" (yuk yuk) of transactions (20K?) every day, which creates re-transmits, cancellation transactions, etc, which consume more bandwidth. I did some rough calculations and guesstimate that an expired transaction uses 2X to 3X more bandwidth than a completed transaction.