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How to select a network id or is there a list of network ids?

We're starting a new open network based on the Ethereum protocol. The question is how to allocate a network id for the new network. In Ethereum we have main net, four test networks, classic with test ...
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Where are my keys and chain data located if I am using Parity?

Switched from geth to Parity and wondering where my information now is. Thanks.
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What is Parity's “warp” sync, and why is it faster than Geth "fast"?

A follow-up of one of the classic questions on this site: One of the answers to this question suggested using Geth's --fast flag to help quickly synchronise the block data. Now, parity comes with ...
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Can anyone explain what's the difference between mist/geth/parity in simple terms?

What's the difference between geth/mist/parity?
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How to attach geth to a local Parity RPC port 8545?

I'm running parity with the --jsonrpc flag which listens on port 8545 by default. I'm trying to attach a geth instance, like described in the the docs: Attach a console to a running geth instance. By ...
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How to open the JavaScript console on Parity?

There is nothing like parity console. How to open the JavaScript console on Parity?
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How to schedule a transaction?

Anyone can guide me on how to schedule a transaction to be sent once a specific block number is mined? Thanks
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What is the parity light pruning mode?

Parity offers four different pruning methods: archive, basic, fast and light: --pruning METHOD Configure pruning of the state/storage trie. METHOD may be one of ...
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How to receive revert() reason for past transactions?

I run a geth/parity nodes for broadcasting user's transactions to Ethereum blockchain. Some of contract functions provide reasons for revert (see examble below): contract Example { function test (...
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What is the exploit behind Parity's multisig wallet from 2017-07-19

Right now (2017-07-19, 10pm CEST), there is an alert from Parity that there is an ongoing exploit on their multisig wallet. What is the cause and mechanism of this exploit?
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Elegant way to detect current provider int web3.js

I want to know what provider the user is using (Metamaks, Mist...)so I can give better user experience. E.g. Give tips on how to unlock an account I'm currently doing this, but is far from elegant. ...
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Location of public and private keys of Ethereum account

I want to know the details about key generation and handling in Parity. The questions listed are all related, so I put them all in this one question post. When a new Ethereum account is created on ...
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Export Parity private key

Good afternoon all. Been searching around for an answer to this question and can't seem to find the exact solution I need. I have an ETH account on my Parity node that I want to move to Ethereum ...
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How to prevent being blacklisted for running an ethereum client?

I'm running a dedicated server at one of the biggest hosters in Germany. This server serves the network with an Ethereum supernode, running parity 1.1.0 in archive pruning mode and allows up to 1024 ...
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What are the limitations of proof of authority

The parity implementation of Ethereum provides proof of authority as an alternative consensus mechanism. I have not found much commentary about the advantages/limitations of this model for ...
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Is it possible to make the Parity software sync faster?

I start Parity software like so: parity -j It takes a really long time to sync. Is there any way to make it sync faster?
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What does Parity logs means?

Usually, Parity logs looks like: 2016-12-04 20:56:28 Syncing #2346672 6eb0…3382 2 blk/s 25 tx/s 0 Mgas/s 13529+ 0 Qed #2360201 0/ 8/25 peers 10 MiB db 6 MiB chain 50 MiB ...
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How do I get enode in Parity

I'm setting a private blockchain using parity rust client. In gethI can use admin.nodeInfo and get enode from there. But how can I get enode in parity client?
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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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Adding private network peers to Parity

If possible, I would like to use parity with my private ethereum network. This answer (https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/a/9148/4575) provides us a solution that geth will run on the background and ...
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How to make parity write logs?

I'm running a parity supernode, recently switched from geth because parity seems to perform much better, even in archive mode. To log the standard output of geth, I used to run: geth [options] ...
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Is it safe to publicly host a parity node?

In the normal use case, Parity runs on localhost. However, I'm building a demo web site that uses Web3JS to connect to a public parity node running on port 8545. I am publicly serving a Node/VueJS ...
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Did I generate an existing Ethereum address in Parity?

I don't know if I'm going a little bit mad here, or if this is actually an Ethereum address collision. I have installed Parity onto a brand new computer that I had custom built. The machine had not ...
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Does parity include a console?

I can run geth console to get a command line interface spawned after launching geth. Similar also works for eth. I tried parity console but that didn't work out. ~ $ parity console Invalid ...
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geth vs parity - quantitative comparison [closed]

How do geth and parity Ethereum nodes compare in terms of: Speed How long does it take to sync with the main net, in both fast and full modes (if possible) Disk space needs What is the size of the ...
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JavaScript console on Parity: unable to unlock account. Error: Method not found

How to open the JavaScript console on Parity? guide us to open a console for communicate with Parity. Inside the console I was not able to unlock my eth.account using personal.unlockAccount(). I ...
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In Parity, what is the equivalent RPC call to geth's txpool_content?

There are several useful txpool queries in geth: txpool_content, txpool_inspect and txpool_status. Since these are not part of the general standard, Parity likely has some other name for the same ...
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How do I set the time to be synchronized on Parity?

Under the Status Tab on Parity, I can see under Node Health that "Chain Synchronized" and "Connected Peers" are working fine. However, under "Time Synchronized", I get the message: "Unable to reach ...
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How can I watch tokens in Parity wallet?

I love the Parity Ethereum wallet. It works very well. But I assumed it would automatically show any tokens I own if I watched contract that held the tokens. For example if I watch singularDTV ...
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Truffle: Hanging on "Deploying Migrations..."

I am deploying a contract on a private testnet. I am using Parity. When I type: $ truffle migrate --network my-network-name I get a popup in the Parity interface for a password to my account. I ...
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How to import a plain private key into Parity?

Basically the parity version of this. Can Parity import raw private keys or Geth keystore files?
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Parity in production

please share thoughts or experience of using parity in production vs geth, are there any other alternatives? Maybe something like tierion.com but for ethereum exist? Thanks!
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Difference between Geth POA Clique and Parity POA Aura

I am creating my own private blockchain with a POA consensus. What is the difference between POA networks created by Geth (Clique) and by Parity (Aura), and are there scenarios that favor one over the ...
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What is the array size limit of a returned array from a contract function call in Solidity?

I have a contract storing rdf data in various mappings. It is all working lovely except for large array returns. I have functions to return arrays of hashes matching certain criteria. I have found, ...
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parity TPS optimization - please help

how to accelerate parity PoA ? I have been benchmarking different Ethereum clients with a focus on their PoA capabilities. Current results are: 56 TPS with parity aura 322 TPS with geth clique ...
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How many concurrent requests can an Ethereum node handle?

This is a fairly simple question which (I suspect) has a more complex answer. I would like to find out that answer now rather than the hard way down the line. How many concurrent requests can an ...
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Database used for Parity

Specific to Geth the database used is LevelDB. But what is the database used for parity?
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Are there Ethereum Wallets (other that Mist) that provide support for test-network

I was going through a list of Ethereum wallets from here and here. Some good or I should say popular ones other than Mist were Jaxx and MyEtherWallet. But I was concerned if any Ethereum wallet ...
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What do the response values of a Parity `trace_transaction` call actually represent?

Parity implements a really useful trace module for deep diving into blocks and transactions. One particular method trace_transaction allows you to investigate the EVM execution paths of a transaction....
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(Parity) How do I correct "columns families not opened"

Starting Parity/v1.5.0-unstable-0c7b7fc-20161204/x86_64-macos/rustc1.13.0 2016-12-04 18:50:47 State DB configuration: fast 2016-12-04 18:50:47 Operating mode: active 2016-12-04 18:50:47 Configured for ...
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Migration from Geth to Parity: Is there anything to copy/export?

So, I want to migrate to gain disk space thanks to blockchain pruning (it seems that it goes from ~11.4 GiB to ~3.3 GiB) and try the difference of sync speed. Is this already documented somewhere? (...
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Is it possible to tell whether an address is mist, mew or parity?

How can I tell if an address is from Mist, MyEthereumWallet or Parity? Is there anyway to know? Are they encoded differently?
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How to configure parity to work with the ETC chain?

I have some ETC/DAO-C funds that I want to claim, so I'm interested in running a parity node to do this. How can I configure parity to follow the ETC chain?
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How does reputation work in the Ethereum P2P network?

Nodes in the Ethereum P2P network assign their peers reputation in order to keep track of how well they behaved in the past and evaluate whether it would be preferable to disconnect from them. What ...
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Transaction pending in queue for 100mins +

Using Parity I submitted at Transfer of ETH using 'send after block' The transaction has now been pending for 100mins+ (see attached). Now I can't send any ETH as all transactions go into 'Pending' ...
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How to setup parity daemon

I know parity can run as a daemon because the --help has a usage parity daemon <pid-file> [options] but no further help/clues/documentation is provided. What is <pid-file> ? A process ID ...
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Parity - Token disappear

love parity, great Ethereum Client and a stunning pace of progress. If the developers read this: Much thanks! But there is one little tiny bug ... When I start parity and open the visual wallet in ...
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Parity-like Solution for using Ledger Nano Anywhere

I'm looking for a "Parity-like" solution so that I'm able to use my Ledger Nano on any Ethereum-powered website that doesn't support a Nano natively (something like Radar Relay). I know I can do this ...
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Error importing transaction: Transaction(InvalidChainId) in Private POA

Problem I am trying to send some transactions to my private chain, and all transactions are getting failed. I am receiving this error: Error importing transaction: Transaction(InvalidChainId) ...
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Parity Error: Account not found for the current chain (Kovan)

I am having problem starting Parity with a account that I created using Metamask. This account 0x76Eb17471A5fb78EF6768254D1dAEc528ec6b5a8 has received multiple ETH from Kovan faucets. Running the ...
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