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homestead will be the second major release of ethereum

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Is mainnet and Homestead the same thing? [duplicate]

I understand that mainnet is the official public (real-world) Ethereum blockchain that everyone uses to send real Ether to each other. However, sometimes I see Ethereum being refered to as Homestead. ...
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Is “homestead transition” block needed in chainspec for a private network?

In the chainspec.json file for a custom chain, there is this value: "homesteadTransition": "0x30d40", Do I need that if I'm running on a private blockchain?
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Chain Specification “difficulty” vs. Hash Rate?

What does "difficulty" refer to in the chain specification, if actual difficulty is determined by hashrate? I know that "difficulty" went down after the ETH/ETC fork, but why then is difficulty in ...
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What is the exact “longest chain” rule implemented in the Ethereum “Homestead” protocol?

This paper from 2016 claims (in section 3.3.2, speaking about the actual Ethereum implementation as opposed to the specification) that: although uncle blocks that are included in a block receive a ...
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Simplest transaction does not get mined for hours - why?

I have a send transaction that is pending for the longest time. I quardupled the normal gas price, but still no results - probably it has something to do with ongoing spam attacks? Any other reason? ...
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What is Olympic, Frontier, Morden, Homestead and Ropsten Ethereum blockchain?

I am studying Ethereum and have not been able to figure out the difference between Homestead and Morden. In some docs, it is written that Homestead uses a new algorithm which takes less time. I don't ...
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How could I update default homesteadBlock value on my private Ethereum blockchain?

I am trying to create my private Ethereum blockchain with homesteadBlock value that I want to assign. As I understand default homesteadBlock value is 1500000. [Q] How could I assign homesteadBlock ...
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How to call Library Function from a Contract? => [error] The contract code couldn't be stored, please check your gas amount. undefined

When I compiled following code at "https://ethereum.github.io/browser-solidity/" it gives me two Web3 deploy code for: var libraryContract = web3.eth.contract(...); //Web3 deploy code var ...
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How are the confirmation times distributed in Homestead?

Now that we know about the empirical distribution of block times, what would the confirmation times look like?
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How does the Ethereum Homestead difficulty adjustment algorithm work?

From From EIP 2, the Homestead difficulty adjustment algorithm is: block_diff = parent_diff + parent_diff // 2048 * max(1 - (block_timestamp - parent_timestamp) // 10, -99) + int(2**...
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What was the first block mined with Homestead?

What was the first Homestead mined block? 1,150,000 was planned if someone can confirm? https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/a/1834/264 can one see that its a homestead block by some property? ...
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What is the measured distribution of block times since Homestead?

The variance of block times should arguably follow a Poisson distribution. But by casual observation I've seen blocks fast as 4 s or 1 m 15 s. The average is around 14 s since Homestead. If it follows ...
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Why EIP 2 is accepted as of 2 June 2016. But not yet finalized?

My understanding is that EIP2 is implemented in Geth 1.3.4 and active since the Homestead hard fork, but it's EIP status is only 'accepted' not 'final'. Is this pure sloppiness or did I miss something?...
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Blockchain sync on geth stalls at block 1.1 million

I saw the responses on a few issues regarding ethereum and blockchain sync on this site, and was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm facing. I've been trying to sync the blockchain ...
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Mac [El Capitan], Mist is stuck on block 1,150,006

I'm on a Mac with El Capitan and am running the latest version of Mist.It's stuck on block 1,150,006 and I'm not sure why neither do I know what to do...
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Stuck in sync process

Node type: geth/eth OS: windows 64 bit Network type: main Mist version: 0.4.0 (trying to update to 0.5.2) The problem is my mist wallet wont sync, i have taked a screenshot of Geth running and mist, ...
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Ethereum Wallet 0.5.2 >Confirm Encryption Loss> message when extracting zipped folder

Trying to download Ethereum Wallet 0.5.2 mist off github and I after downloading I click through folders and get the following message: This occurs when I attempt to extract the compressed folders. ...
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Do paper wallets need to be updated?

I've created a paper wallet at myetherwallet. Recently I've heard wallets need to be updated since the homestead release. Do paper wallets need to be updated in some way? I was under the impression ...
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How to update Geth on Ubuntu without using the PPA

I originally downloaded Geth using the instructions on the original (read: old) Ethereum homepage, using a curl command in a Bash one-liner. I now want to update to a version that will support ...
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cpp-ethereum (Homestead) starts resyncing blockchain

I just installed cpp-ethereum 1.2.2 in order to upgrade to Homestead. When eth is started it begins to re-sync the blockchain from block 1, while the whole blockchain is already on my machine. Is ...
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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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Is homestead a hard fork and when will it be activated?

In one of the descriptions it was mentioned that the homestead update contains a new opcode and other changes that are not backward compatible. Thus a hardfork will be required. What is a process of ...
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How to update Geth to Homestead (1.3.4)?

How can u update geth to Homestead version? Found this github link, but there is nothing specified about installation.
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Do I need to prepare anything for the upcoming homestead release?

This is a canonical question. What actions should regular users miners and pool operators developers undertake to prepare for the upcoming homestead release which includes a forking mechanism.
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Is it safe to keep Ether on an exchanges during the Homestead switchover?

There are several exchanges like Kraken, Gatecoin, etc. Is it safe to keep Ether on one of these exchanges when the switchover from Pioneer to Homestead takes place?
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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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What is the full block reward? [duplicate]

The Ethereum launch process states that with the release of Homestead, the Ether mining will be at 100% rather than 10% of the usual reward rate. Does that mean the full block reward would be 50 ...
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When will the EIP 2 fork kick in?

EIP 2 is a fork cleaning the protocol a little. When will the fork kick in?
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Where is the updated Ethereum roadmap?

Googling "Ethereum Roadmap" just brings up outdated blog posts. Where can i find the current, updated roadmap?
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Why is the launch of homestead important?

There seems to be an expectation that the launch of homestead will increase the value of ether and improve the network somehow? What changes are coming?