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Etherbase, Coinbase and Uncle [duplicate]

what is the main difference between etherbase and coinbase? And what is the meaning of "uncle" in a transaction?
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What are uncles? [duplicate]

E.g. Etherscan lists mined uncles here http://testnet.etherscan.io/address/0x7c0d52faab596c08f484e3478aebc6205f3f5d8c#uncle ? What are they and how they differ from normal blocks?
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What is an uncle block in Ethereum [duplicate]

I read a lot of sites and answers about uncle blocks in Ethereum, but I did not get it. I am coming from Bitcoin, it is completeley new for me. Can anyone explain me uncle blocks using a concrete ...
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what is the mining of block reward at Etherscan? [duplicate]

When I searched out some block on Etherscan, I found out some strange thing. For example, here is one of example: https://etherscan.io/block/9168614 Reward of this block is 2.18430490432165812 Ether ...
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What number of confirmations is considered secure in Ethereum?

In Bitcoin, 6 confirmations are considered secure (very low probability of transaction/block reversal). What is the current number in Ethereum?
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What is the exact “longest chain” rule implemented in the Ethereum “Homestead” protocol?

This paper from 2016 claims (in section 3.3.2, speaking about the actual Ethereum implementation as opposed to the specification) that: although uncle blocks that are included in a block receive a ...
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Difficulty and total difficulty

This is the info of one of the blocks in my private blockchain: { difficulty: 759585, extraData: "0xd783010409844765746887676f312e362e32856c696e7578", gasLimit: 4712388, gasUsed: 0, hash: "...
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Where is blockchain scalability bottleneck?

There is a moment I still don't understand about blockchain. I've never seen ethereum client coniniously under 100% CPU or network load. So why isn't it possible to process transactions faster? I ...
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what does the “12 confirmations” mean in the mist when sending transactions?

as shown in the picture, once a transaction is sent to the network waiting for confirmation, this "of 12 confirmations" appears, what does this "12 confirmations" really mean?
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Difference between uncle block and forked blocks

For example https://etherscan.io/uncles and https://etherscan.io/blocks_forked, what difference between them?
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What is the significance of uncle rate?

What is the significance of uncle rate? Some Ethereum sites show an uncle rate in decimal, another shows the uncle count per 25 blocks. If there are many or few uncles, how important is that to the ...
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How does Ethereum avoid mining pool centralization?

As a proof-of-work (PoW) based blockchain, how does Ethereum combat mining pool centralization, which can lead to an entity controlling the majority of hashing power?
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What does “⑂ block became a side fork” mean in Geth?

Two Geth nodes were mining in the same private net, and one of them gave ⑂ block became a side fork. I don't get what it means. I'm new in Ethereum. I'd appreciate it if you give me an explanation ...
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Where and how can I set the mining reward?

I have been searching for a way to reduce the eth reward on a private deployment from 3 to 1. The best source I have ( Disable block mining reward in private testnet ) is to comment out the miner ...
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ETH Block Rewards?

So, I'm still fairly new to ETH mining and I have recently heard about something called Block Rewards. I have read a bit on them via Googling, basically sounds like at some point, a miner can ...

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