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I recommend the linked article for an overview of the beacon chain. The following is basically paraphrased from there: Slots are twelve-second periods of time where blocks can be added to the beacon chain and/or shards. They can be empty, if no block is created during that slot. Blocks are, as far as I know, what they used to be - an actual block ...


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Azure MBS uses Quorum configured with IBFT consensus. In IBFT mode, Quorum will continuously advance the chain even if there are no pending txns, unlike Raft configuration. This is done to ensure that the chain remains viable thru validator communication and rotation and blocks are created at a regular interval (I believe its 1 minute on Azure). You can ...


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https://ethos.dev/beacon-chain/ Validators are rewarded when they make attestations (LMD GHOST and FFG votes) that the majority of other validators agree with. ... Validators are penalized for not attesting or if they attest to a block that does not get finalized. ... If a validator stands to make 10% in a year on rewards, a (honest) ...


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how the transactions to be included into blocks are decided? Short answer Any way they want. It is not deterministic and it is not constrained by the protocol. a transaction with a very high gasPrice which has 10,000,000 gasLimit. Working from gasLimit alone would be a very inefficient miner because of the example you gave. Upon execution, the ...


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