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What is an “Epoch Switch”

I have seen the phrase "Epoch Switch" when looking at an open source mining pool program. Just wondering what the term refers to. It would also be nice to know how a mining pool can calculate when ...
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Proof of stake, mauve paper - glossary of terms

Just getting my head around some of the concepts in Vitalik Buterin's Mauve paper. There are a few terms for which I don't yet have a clear definitions. These include the terms below (shown with my ...
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Faster way to generate DAG?

From the Ethereum official documentation: The DAG is totally different every 30000 blocks (a 100 hour window, called an epoch) and takes a while to generate. Since the DAG only depends on block ...
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Parameters affecting epoch?

From the official Ethereum Documentation: The DAG is totally different every 30000 blocks (a 100 hour window, called an epoch) and takes a while to generate. Is this also true for a private ...