Looking at https://etherscan.io/block/8364113

This block received both an uncle block reward and a block reward but I don't understand why. I thought an uncle block was a block produced at the same time as another block on the main chain and the transactions in it "don't count" as valid transactions (because they're not on the main chain).

So why is it that it gets both rewards (3.75ETH) while a block on the main consensus chain only gets the 2ETH block reward?


The block's miner 0x5a0b54.. (Spark Pool) didn't get the uncle reward, their rewards were:

  • 2 ETH - block reward
  • 0.014707875066268655 ETH - transactions fees
  • 0.0625 ETH - including a uncle block

The uncle block's miner 0xea674f.. (Ethermine) got 1.75 ETH.

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