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In Clique Proof-of-Authority consensus algorithm the difficulty does not increase with the chain lenght (unlike the Proof-of-Work). In fact the term of "difficulty" is not relevant in PoA as there is no puzzle solving. This term is still used as a block property to meet the yellow paper specification, but we prefer to talk about block score rather ...


There is no mining reward in clique consensus algorithm. The sealer information is already included in extradata field.

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