Questions tagged [block-reward]

Questions relating to the reward for producing a block, currently 5 ETH per block.

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How can i know type of block?

How can i know if block fetched is Byzantine, Constantinople or Frontier. Since mining reward for each type is different. I need to know block type in order to calculate mining reward.
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What are the events that mint new ETH?

I’m trying to better understand the rewards and minting processes for ETH POS so I can potentially apply the logic to a protocol I’m building. My question is what events lead to minting new ETH? My ...
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How to calculate mining reward for RavenCoin - KAWPOW - X16R?

How can I calculate mining reward for RavenCoin - KAWPOW - X16R. I mean the same example as for ETH at this [link] How can I calculate mining rewards from the hashrate? Will the reward calculation be ...
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Once Ethereum moves to proof of stake, are most rewards coming from validation duties or from proposing blocks?

I am aware that after The Merge Ethereum will move to proof of stake. There will no longer be any miners. However, validators may get rewards not just for proposing a block, but also due to enforcing ...
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How can one retrieve rewards/penalties for a given validator address and eth1 block height?

I was left a bit confused after reading the docs here, here and the code here on the topic. My key questions: Is there a way to retrieve a certain validator's reward value for a given block via API ...
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Is there a chart that shows the daily Eth mined vs the amount of Eth burned in the day?

I'm curious to find a chart that shows the amount of Eth emitted in a day vs the amount of Eth burned in a day. And show the exact total of Eth being released per day.
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When was the 5 ETH block reward for Mainnet/Frontier launch decided on?

Having scoured the Ethereum foundation blog, I cannot find a post where the initial 5 ETH block reward was decided on. I am aware of the 0.26X of pre-mine sale which was given, but this does not = 5 ...
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Will blocks found via proof of work mining still be rewarded after the merge?

I can't find an answer to this anywhere. The difficulty bomb will increase block times which implies that blocks can still be mined post merge at a slower rate until reaching the ice age. Will those ...
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Error when adding BlockrewardContractAddress in a genesis file

I have created a private blockchain and deployed https://github.com/openethereum/kovan-validator-set.git on this blockchain. Now I want to set up BlockRewardContract on this private BlockChain for ...
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Who gets the staking rewards? All committee? Or only node that proposes a block?

In the new POS Ethereum 2.0, who gets the staking rewards? All committee that attested? Or only node that proposes a block?
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Eth 2.0. block rewards

I have found a few models presenting the issuance rate of ether and it becoming potentially deflationary. Yet, I can't seem to find any written explanations about how these are calculated. I am ...
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How can you get an uncle block reward and a block reward for the same block?

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 ...
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If blocks stay full and gas gwei stays at around 20-50 average. How much will ETH is burned daily, monthly, and yearly?

If the gas gwei stays at 20-50 average. How much ETH is burned daily, monthly, and yearly? What is the current ETH inflation now on a daily basis? And at what point does the ETH burned cancel out the ...
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How can I calculate mining rewards from the hashrate?

I'm trying to calculate the 24-hour rewards for ethash mining from the numbers at the WhatToMine JSON API. For example, let’s say I want to calculate the 24-hour mining rewards for 1000 Mh/s ethash: ...
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How much ETH will be minted per block (or epoch) after the docking/merge?

I don't know if this has been decided already, but I can't find it anywhere. Simply put I'm looking for the number of ETH created per block (or any other timeframe) once Ethereum is fully POS.
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Block Reward vs Block Time

I don’t understand how is it possible that every 15 seconds (block time) 2 ETH are created but it takes 62.8 days to mine 1 ETH and 125.6 days to solve 1 block mining solo. Where can I find more ...
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Beside the block reward winner who will get most rewards from transaction fees?

We know the only winner will get the block reward. Besides the block reward, we know nodes/node clients get rewards from transaction fees. So do all node clients get the same rewards? or the ones who ...
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How do pools calculate the "expected daily earnings"?

I've been looking at the "expected daily earnings per 100MH/s" on the hiveon.net pool and it was 0.006eth to more than 0.007eth for the past few weeks, but very recently it's gone down to a ...
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Each miner gets atleast one block a day

In a private chain of one-hundred miners where we assume all miners have comparable computing power to mine with is there any way to guarantee each miner mines an approximately equal number of blocks ...
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How are miners rewarded exactly?

First of all what does is mean when we say miners search for a specific hash, and when first miner finds it, others are going to compete for next hash ? If I'm a miner I'm going to find numbers ...
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Resources of a miner's reward in Ethereum?

To compensate the miner who could solve the PoW as the first one, they will receive some coins as a reward for keeping them motivated due to the costs related to mining process (electricity and ...
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how to calculate Ethereum inflation per each block?

I've run Ethereum node so I can access blockchain info via rpc api provided from the node. What I want to do is calculate Ether inflation per each block. For that, I've read many documents and I want ...
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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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Can we add block reward contract in parity aura latter on

We know there is an option to add a block reward contract to incentivize authors of new block by using blockRewardContractAddress at chain engine specs. Is it possible to add this property in the ...
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Known cases of miners withholding blocks when used as randomness?

There are some applications that use the blockhash as a source of randomness, often with a payout similar to a lottery. I've heard of attacks where it would be more profitable for a miner to withhold ...
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How to prevent modifying blockreward in geth code?

I found below variables in geth file 'consensus/ethash/consensus.go' var ( FrontierBlockReward = big.NewInt(5e+18) //.. ByzantiumBlockReward = big.NewInt(3e+18) //....
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Is there any period of custody for block rewards in Ethereum?

In Bitcoin, some block heights are required for spending coinbase transaction. But in Ethereum, there's no input/output. Then, is there any maturity time for using block rewards in Ethereum? If yes, ...
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0 txn in mined block [duplicate]

How is it possible for a block to be mined with 0 txn? https://etherscan.io/block/6739171 That's an easy way to get 3 ETH block rewards.
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How do I calculate the (maximum) circulating supply for a given block height?

I would like to be able to calculate the circulating/max supply at any given point in time (for a specified block height). I know that the current block reward is 3 ETH (soon to be reduced to 2 ETH). ...
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Remove coinbase transactions in private net

I was willing to setup a private ethereum network with low difficulty. I can fix the difficulty of each block to 1 (or constant) to avoid problem of very high difficulty with increase in no of blocks. ...
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How to incentivize a smart contract DApp without issuing a native token?

Premise: I’m still learning here so I apologize if my question is too basic. My understanding is that technically a smart contract could be built using Ethereum blockchain... no need for native ...
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What’s the block reward for smart contract miners?

Maybe this is a basic question, but I can’t figure out what are the block rewards and/or transaction fees for miners of smart contracts . When talking about a cryptocurrency, the block rewards are new ...
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geth init and mining

To set-up a private network with a given genesis document, I can start with the init command or start mining. With init and an account already existing, I can see the block created from the console (...
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Why are there so many empty blocks?

Within the first 4 million blocks, I found that a significant fraction of them are empty. If miners are rewarded for writing transactions, wouldn't be in their best interests to at least partially ...
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Why do miners mine testnet transactions

When I perform an ether-transfer transaction on testnet, some of my ether gets deducted as transfer fees. But as its not a real ether and has 0 value, how does it profit the miners who mine that ...
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How does interest work in casper?

Based on this answer: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/a/37419/24310 How does interest work with casper? Is it correct to describe what the validators receive as interest?
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Private Chain: Dealing with large numbers of Ether per block? (Big.Int issue)

I've been playing around with geth for a private chain implementation where we're using a much larger circulation of ether on our chain. To modify this I tried changing the block reward to: *big.Int ...
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How to get who won the block reward programatically?

I know that the block is solved by which pool thanks to a block explorer like etherscan.io. But where is that information in the blockchain and how can I get it programatically?
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How to get the full miner reward

Okay so let's say I'm looking to get block 1000000 miner reward: { difficulty: 12549332509227, extraData: "0xd783010303844765746887676f312e352e31856c696e7578", gasLimit: 3141592, gasUsed: ...
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Disable block mining reward in private testnet

Is there a way I can disable the generation of block reward in a private network during creation? Any parameter in genesis.json can do so?
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transaction fees included in blocks mined on the ropsten testnet

As you can see here ^, the first two times I mined a block on the Ropsten testnet I just got the block reward of 5 ethers, I guess this is because there were no gas fees/transaction fees included in ...
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Does Ethereum has halving or anything equivalent?

Bitcoin has a halving which will likely happen around June 2020. Is there anything similar for Ethereum? If not, why?
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Once I have created my new Crypto Currency, how may miners mine for my currency?

Will the miners mine my new currency by using the same miner as Ethereum? And will they need to configure their miner to specially mine my currency? I would be grateful if someone can explain me how ...
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Does block difficulty adjust with different gas limits?

Ethereum has a dynamic gas limit, a market governed by the miners. Does the block difficulty change if the gas limit is changed? For example with an increased gas limit from 3 million GAS to 6 million ...
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Why do some empty blocks have rewards more than 5ETH?

I'm mining on the testnet and I noticed that the reward is more than 5 (near to 5.2) Ethers for some empty blocks I mined. I thought the reward was 5 + tx. fees. How can an empty block have a reward ...
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What is Ethereum's inflationary model going to be after switching to Casper?

Some time ago I read Vitalik Buterin's blog post about possible attitude to inflation and transaction fees. From it it followed that nothing was decided yet and there are various possibilities. Has a ...
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Is the value of a mined 5eth block significantly higher than 5eth on its own?

If I buy 5eth from a site like coinbase, I own 5eth and can spend it however. However, if I mine 5eth, I am entitled to the gas from transactions originating from the block. Does this then mean that ...
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Why am I getting less than 5 Ether per block?

Was something changed recently? I've been getting less and less ether per block - is this tied to difficulty level? I thought difficulty would affect the rate of mining a block, not the number of ...
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