Is there any way to remove unlock_time for a sent transaction?

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Yes. You need overwrite the transaction with another transaction sans unlock_time. If the transaction in question is already in a block, then you'll need to reorganize the blockchain to the depth where this transaction was first added, removing it and adding your replacement.

The short version: "no". This is part of the immutability property of blockchains (unless you are ETH).

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    So really the second way to do it is to convince a majority of miners and nodes that they're Doing the Right Thing and Thinking of the Children by ignoring the unlock time on your transaction.
    – user253751
    Sep 28, 2016 at 3:03
  • My future children will probably be happy if I lock up some monero for them. Good to know I have to be real careful playing around with the unlock_time :)
    – Oyvkva
    Sep 28, 2016 at 7:13

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