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How much is 1 gas in ether? [duplicate]

On Etherscan the daily GasUsed chart shows current usage of 10-15 bill. How do I convert this correctly to ether (ETH)?.
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How does gas in Ethereum works? [duplicate]

Let say I have a code that print "Hello World". I deploy it to the blockchain and pay 1000 gas for it. Will my code keep running for every subsequent block till it runs out of gas? Or will it only run ...
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What's the point in the 'gas' parameter passed to function 'signTransaction'? [duplicate]

I am using web3.js v1 in order to sign and send transactions: async function signAndSend(transaction) { let options = { to : transaction._parent._address, data: transaction....
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What is the difference between a transaction and a call?

What is the difference between a transaction and a call? In some interfaces, I can interact with contracts via calls or via transactions. What is the difference between the two, and can contracts also ...
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Which cryptographic hash function does Ethereum use?

Many sources refer to the use of the "SHA3" cryptographic hash function within Ethereum, but the Ethereum project began before the SHA3 standard was finalised, and there was some confusion/controversy ...
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How do I know how much gas to use when calling a contract?

When I am calling (sending a transaction to) a contract how do I determine how much gas to use? Is there a way to calculate this upfront & what happens if I send too much / too few gas?
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Is it possible to build a private (permissioned) blockchain with Ethereum?

Ethereum is a great blockchain, but for some services the transaction fee is prohibitively too expensive. Is there any project and/or guideline on making Ethereum so it works on permissioned ...
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Who gets the fee from contract call?

Basically you don't need to pay fee for contract call, but if a contract method does lots of work, you need to add gas in contract call to prevent DoS attack like this: contract.method.call({gas: ...
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What is the point of variable transaction fees in Ethereum (and Bitcoin as well)?

After reading through the docs and through this post, I understand the concept and need for gas, but I do not understand why each transaction can have a variable fee associated with it. It seems to be ...
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Why does Ethereum have gas?

Why does Ethereum have gas? What other approaches could Ethereum have used to work around the Halting Problem?
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If the price of ether coin goes up, does it mean less likely people are going to build application on the ethereum network?

If I am not mistaking, application developers need to pay using ether coins to have their application hosted on the ethereum network. So if the price of ether keeps going up like it is now, doesn't it ...
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How to Set Gas Price in Private Blockchain?

I admit that I don't understand Gas at all. But I think it is basically the currency which dapps use to interact with each other and the blockchain. Yes? If you're creating a custom/private network,...
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Can a transaction get lost?

Given that I am connected to the network with at least one peer, can I be sure that a transaction I sent will be executed (either with fail or success)? Is there a possibility that it will never make ...
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Where exactly do DApps run? Who gets rewarded for running them? [duplicate]

So I am currently running a full node, as well as a GPU miner. I am curious first of all where do DApps get run? They wouldn't make sense to run on a GPU as they aren't very parallizable, so I am ...
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What's the difference in the ways of calling a contract function?

After I get an instance of a contract, there are 3 ways to call the contract function below: 1.testInstance.testfunc({from:eth.accounts[0]}) 2.testInstance.testfunc.sendTransaction({from:eth.accounts[...

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