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What are the factors involved in NFT gas consumption?

After reading this article ("The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt" Part 1, Part 2), I'm keen to better understand what are the factors involved in energy consumption by NFTs. The ...
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What's the most efficient way to check if a number is a power of ten in Solidity?

That is, how to check whether a given number is 10, 100, 1000, etc., all the way up to 10**77, which is the highest power of 10 that fits in uint256.
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Measuring transaction latency and throughput in a multi node local private network

I'm quite new to Ethereum. I'll give a bit of context of my setup. I have created an Ethereum private network with Ethash (PoW) as the consensus algorithm. I’m aware of the resource consumption of ...
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Private PoW Miner OpenEthereum

For an Openethereum PoW private chain is there a simple configuration to make my node mine blocks? I know geth just needs a --mine but I would prefer to do this in Openethereum if easily possible.
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can a running blockchain fork from PoW to PoA?

can a running public blockchain hard fork from PoW to PoA?
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Creating ERC20 token: What determines price, PoW, Minting and changing code after deploying

I did a lot of research about this, but still don't understand some concepts around token price and proof-of-work. First of all, imagine I've created a token, which is ERC20 or 223 standard smart ...
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Finality in blockchain consensus

Is Absolute/ Immediate Finality a goal in blockchain consensus or does some areas work better under probabilistic finality such as Ethereum's Pow and to be PoS? (I know that some networks using BFT ...
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Which consensus algorithm (POW or POA) is better for private blockchain?

POW requires lots of computational power so as the chain grow long we will need more computational power which is not required for private blockchain.... On the other hand, POA is looking better ...
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PoA network confusion resolving using geth

I am planning to move from PoW to PoA consensus (clique) using geth. But I am confused of some of the topics - 1) Empty blocks are created periodically? What is the size of an empty block? 2) Is it ...