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It was a fork that was later replaced by the main chain. Fork may be more than one block.


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Update to all. I was finally able to get ETH and LINK tokens from the Kovan faucet by waiting out the time-imposed (6 +/- hour) restrictions on my account, and then resending the requests. I've given up on Robsten because it just doesn't seem to want to play.


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That is, unfortunately, quite common nowadays. Fortunately there are multiple faucets out there. One of the better working ones can be found at mycrypto.com, I've been told. They launched it a few months ago. Another option, especially if you need a lot of Eth, is to simply start mining. This is valid at least in Ropsten, but unsure how the process works for ...


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Some answers Yes, miners mine Ropsten in order to provide a public good, not for profit. Would this disappear if there were to be an app with enough traction to clog Ropsten? Most likely. Ropsten has been plenty clogged before, not due to a popular dApp, but because of spam or 51% attacks. We did not see mining fall off during the attacks, nor did we see it ...


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Ethereum 1.0 has a basic limitation, as all global blockchains do: each block can only hold so many transactions. Due to this scarcity, every time even one application gets too popular on the main network, gas prices for transactions shoot up Yes, Ethereum 2.0 aims to solve this problem by bringing more scalability through the use of side chains (shards). ...


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