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What's the difference between a Slot and a Block?

I'm running a private beacon chain with the Lighthouse client with some local validators: Mar 23 10:35:08.281 INFO Block from local validator block_slot: 13009, block_root: 0x2bab…25a6, ...
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What does the beacon chain deposit contract ceremony entail?

To bootstrap an Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain, the deposit contract has to be deployed on the proof-of-work legacy chain. For the beacon-chain mainnet, we are talking about a ceremony potentially ...
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Does Casper FFG in phase 0 take its checkpoints from the current ETH 1.0 POW chain?

Does Casper FFG in phase 0 take its checkpoints from the current ETH 1.0 POW chain? I'm reading some conflicting material on this. The Casper FFG paper describes taking a checkpoint at every 50 POW ...
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Validating cross-shard transaction using Beacon chain snapshots?

According to this article: (Link to article), there are two types of validation for cross-shard transactions: Synchronous and Asynchronous. But the question is that why cannot we use Beacon chain ...
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Beacon chain validators vs. Shard validators

In the most of current sharded blockchains, there is a second chain required for the computation needed for the maintenance of the whole of the network and receiving updates of the shards and their ...
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Is Beacon chain kept by all the validators in all the shards?

In the most of current sharded blockchains, there is a second chain required for the computation needed for the maintenance of the whole of the network and receiving updates of the shards and their ...