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For questions about the process of baking, the action of signing and publishing a new block in the blockchain.

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How do I get a list of baking rights for a wallet address using the RPC API?

Using the tezos node, is there an RPC command from the API that allows one to retrieve the baking rights of any given address for a given cycle ?
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What steps should be taken to safely upgrade a baker after a new protocol update

With the Athens upgrade looking likely, I am interested to hear how bakers can safely update their nodes to the latest version whilst experiencing minimum downtime. It has been straightforward doing ...
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What is the optimal frequency for delegating your excess proceeds as a solo baker?

Imagine I am a solo baker with 1 roll (10k XTZ), as a rough estimate given the current number of active rolls I should earn around 6.5 XTZ (0.065%) per cycle, let's assume for a moment that is static ...
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Security deposit calculation

Could someone please lay out a precise calculation of the expected security deposit percentage as a fraction of the bakers staking balance ? Some people say it’s 8.25% but it is likely to depend on ...
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Tezos main net node: Hardware specs

Good afternoon, What are the hardware requirements for a tezos node? I have a 2 core cpu with 16 gigs of ram for my baker. I'm trying to decide on what type of single-board computer to buy to run ...
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How exactly to calculate your next time slot for baking? [duplicate]

This post already answered my question whether it is possible for a baker to predict her NEXT time slot. The answer was YES. Now I would like to know exact precise information as a follow-up on that: ...
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Looking for a payout script or software

I am solo-baker running a node. I want evolve to small bakery. I am looking for a simple script or software that will automate payouts
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What does it mean when someone double bakes or double endorse?

First of all, I'm trying to understand what is double baking and double endorsing in terms of how such actions may positively or negatively impact the chain. I do realize both double baking and ...
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Baking with remote signer compatible with --require-authentication?

For client ops, using a remote signer with --require-authentication requires manually entering the client key's decryption password. It's not documented anywhere -- is this incompatible with baking? ...
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Baking rewards as operations

How do baking rewards appear on the chain when they are credited to the baker? Is it a 'transaction' operation? How do I go about identifying them?
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Double baking monitoring

What’s the best way to monitor/alarm on double baking? If a professional baker wanted to set up alarms/paging, is there an alternative to setting up your own tzscan instance and check with a cron job?
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Does the return on baking depend on the size of the staking pool?

I was reading this article, which states: Although Tezos users can still make a good income, the good times are unlikely to last. The influx of more XTZ into staking wallets will likely diminish ...
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What is the penalty for double baking?

If my baker accidentally double bakes how much will I be penalized and when can I safely begin baking again?
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Missing Blocks for Months now - No endorsements present in mempool

Mar 23 16:09:30 - client.baking: New baking slot found (level 364815, priority 0) at 2019-03-23T16:08:55Z for ledger_tezos after BL7nWhEJBw93. Mar 23 16:09:30 - client.baking: No endorsements present ...
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How to vote in the exploration period?

I voted for one proposal but am now trying to find the command to vote for the proposal that came through. Can anybody help?
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Missing blocks for no reason?

I just missed a block. I have tons of peer connections. No endorsements in mempool? Mar 16 11:35:50 - client.baking: New baking slot found (level 354707, priority 0) at 2019-03-16T11:36:41Z for tzbo ...
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How are Smart Contracts saved for checking in future?

Am I understanding correctly, that I can store for example my rental contract as a Smart Contract and then it is made official with baking it with bakers? If I got the first part right, the contract ...
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Only 60% of the rewards made by a baker are distributed to its delegators?

According to TzScan.io, in the "rewards" TAB, if we sum the percentages of the "Share" column, we get always a value lower than 100%. I would like to understand how the earnings of a baker are ...
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Zero endorsement blocks

It has happened in the past that certain blocks get 0 endorsement. Like this one for instance https://tzscan.io/103652?default=endorsement What conditions lead to such 0 endorsement blocks ?
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Nano Ledger and baking

I’m looking to delegate my Tezos for some baking. Considering hardware options, can I use a Nano Ledger X or only a Nano Ledger S.
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How to check if my baker is active?

As I understand, if my baker doesn't have activity for a few days (how many?), it becomes inactive, and I will have to wait for a few cycles again to be assigned rewards. My question is: how can I ...
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How to become a baker - what are all the technical/financial requirements? [closed]

I was just wondering. Looking at mytezosbaker webpage, there are so many great bakers which provide delegation services, right. 1) So I was interested in knowing: How do those services achieve that? ...
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Do I need to set up or create a node on my computer to bake tezos?

Mack B, I have watched your youtube video. I am kind of new to this and have done very little code work many years ago. But I do believe I can follow your steps 1 by 1. But my question is: Do I have ...
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Missed endorsement - unregistred error [duplicate]

I missed an endorsement but only one. Afterwards - all back to normal. Error message was Aug 22 00:22:38 - 004-Pt24m4xi.client.endorsement: Error while injecting endorsement for delegate : XXX Aug 22 ...