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Questions tagged [frontier]

frontier is the name of the initial bare ethereum network release

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Speedup contract deployment to Frontier

I am using Truffle suit to develop, test and deploy my smart contracts. It works pretty well on test networks but on live one it slow like a snail. For instance this transaction - it is just ...
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what is the chain selection rule used in Ethereum? Longest or Heaviest? [duplicate]

I know Ethereum allows two uncles to be included in a block and uncles must be within the 7th generation. However, i am not really sure how Ethereum decides on forks? is it the same as Bitcoin using ...
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What is the difference between testrpc and EtherSim?

These are both "faux-blockchains" for development purposes. Both are recommended from various people as a good tool when developing in truffle. And I even think both are being developed by the same ...
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What is a hardfork?

It is said that the transition from Frontier to Homestead will be done by a hardfork. What does it mean exactly? Are hardforks expected to also be used in future Ethereum upgrades?
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Will contracts on Frontier be wiped before the move to Homestead?

The Frontier Guide contains instructions on how to create a Greeter contract. Those instructions contain details about how to kill a contract, and why we'd want to do that. Part of those instructions ...
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How many transactions can the network handle?

The voting on ethereum analysis by Dominik Schiener calculated that it would take 40 days to hold the UK general elections on the ethereum blockchain due to the transaction and gas limits. I redid ...
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Why isn't Ethereum Frontier a “safe” platform?

On the Ethereum homepage, underneath the Ethereum Frontier header, there's a tag line which reads "A safe decentralized software platform", but with the word "safe" crossed out. Is this simply ...
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Why was Frontier's “default” gasLimit = 3141592?

I've noticed this number at least in two places: On the Ethereum Network Status web page. In the sources of pyethereum. The number looks suspiciously familiar, and I keep asking myself: "Where ...
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Why is the average block time 17 seconds?

The network stats show a constant average blocktime of around 17 seconds. Whenever you check it is around 16~18 seconds. Reading the blog post by vitalik buterin it states the block time should be 12 ...
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What kind of hardware is required to mine on Ethereum?

The Ethereum frontier network has a customised proof of work algorithm called Ethash. What kind of computer hardware is required to mine with this proof of work algorithm?
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What proof of work function does Ethereum use?

The Ethereum frontier network currently uses a proof of work (PoW) based consensus algorithm. But which specific PoW function does that algorithm use, and why was it chosen?