Here's a transaction with a gas price of 0:


How is it getting mined? Is the miner mining it for free?

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The simplest answer is that the miner was paid (0.011111111111111 Ether) in the next transaction.

Brief details

This worked because a specific miner was sent 2 transactions off-chain.

The transaction in question is the 1st transaction in block 11649597 https://etherscan.io/txs?block=11649597&p=4

Look at the 2nd transaction in the block https://etherscan.io/tx/0xeb267d95fbfb241c76507430a96fbbd321c9a4316c916f69d3825e5572f758d6

You will see that the ether sent in the contract ends up paying the miner at 0xd224ca0c819e8e97ba0136b3b95ceff503b79f53

https://etherscan.io/block/11649597 you can see is mined by 0xd224ca0c819e8e97ba0136b3b95ceff503b79f53

Additional source: https://twitter.com/epheph/status/1357089183601483777


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