Questions tagged [chain-reorganization]

Questions about the client-local phenomenon when an Ethereum client discovers a new chain longer in terms of difficulty than its current chain.

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How can a DApp detect a fork or chain reorganization using web3.js or additional libraries?

Take an example of a voting DApp. A user clicks on a vote button, then behind the scenes a transaction gets mined on the blockchain, and finally the DApp tells the user their vote has been recorded. ...
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How should I handle blockchain forks in my DApp?

In the user interface of my DApp, how can I detect that a blockchain reorganization happened and what should I do to update the UI state once the fork is resolved?
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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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parity Ropsten testnet forked at block 296151?

I am seeing what looks like a fork in the Ropsten testnet at block 296151 (Jan 6, 11:14 PM UTC). Is this expected? My local Parity node (Parity/v1.4.7-beta-f2058bd-20161227/x86_64-macos/rustc1.13.0) ...
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Syncing events on Database - Dealing with blockchain reorganization

My Dapp relies on live events synchronization on a centralized database. There is always a server side script polling the blockchain for new events, parsing then and do the corresponding operations on ...
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Distribution of chain-reorganization events?

I'm curious about, for instance, the frequency of chain reorganizations, and the distribution of their depths. Is this information available anywhere? Mostly this is because I'm interested in rules ...
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What happens to transactions in orphaned/forked blocks?

From my investigation and reading a lot about this, it seems like the transaction is just removed and the ether returns back to some address. With Bitcoin, orphaned blocks are initially accepted by ...
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What is the change in smart contract when the 'chain reorganizations'?

Recently I learned about 'chain reorganization'. What is the change in smart contract when the 'chain reorganizations'? for example, contract Contract{ event LOG_Increase(); uint sum = 0; ...
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Chain Reorganization (TX HASH Change)

I would like to know is it possible that hash of transaction will change during chain reorganization? I noticed that difference is only between block number and block hash. Also, polling geth with ...