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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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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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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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 ...