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Testnet Fork during Testing Period (Cycles 17-24)

Why is the testnet fork during the Testing Period (Cycles 17-24) only run for 48 hours as compared to the entire duration of 8 cycles of that phase? Wouldn't it make more sense to test for a longer ...
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What are nonce-revelations?

I'm in the process of setting up a HA baking infrastructure with multiple full nodes and a single baking service that can move to a different node if one goes down. I think I've got a handle on most ...
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How to generate a fake but valid protocol hash?

How do I generate a fake but valid protocol hash, like ProtoGenesisGenesisGenesisGenesisGenesisGenesk612im?
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How do I base58 encode the chain ID using Python?

When Tezos needs to sign a baking or endorsement operation payload, byte 0 will be a 0x01 for a baking operation or 0x02 for an endorsement operation. Bytes 1-5 in the operation payload contain the ...
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Format of public key, signature and key_hash literals

According to grammar present in Michelson specification, there are string constants for types signature, key, key_hash. What is the precise format of these strings? Specifically: Suppose I have a key ...
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Fees for various operation [duplicate]

I understand that some operations require a minimal fee, for instance ꜩ0.001271 for transfer operations. Besides, some operations require to burn extra tez. Are these fees documented somewhere?
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Test chain 48 hours constant [closed]

Why are the 48 hours of test chain completely hard-coded ? https://gitlab.com/tezos/tezos/blob/master/src/proto_alpha/lib_protocol/src/amendment.ml#L88-89 I mean as opposed to coming from e.g. ...
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what this 2 empty [] mean?

when invoke with rpc api GET ..//operations. always has 2 emtpy []. what this mean? I only care transaction. please tell me kind:transaction is locate index where(must include in last index--...
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What is the difference between fee and gaslimit?

With Ethereum, max fee is gas multiplied by the gas price. But with Tezos, when i construct an operation, the fee is personally set, why is it not computed by gas_limit?
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why Inject an operation need latest block?

Can I do without using the latest block? Because I want to do offline signing. Could I perhaps sign with the latest known block instead of the latest?
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Contract's address format specification

Is there a specification somewhere which explains how to compute a human-readable address of a contract? In order to originate a contract I need to provide its code, initial storage value and some ...
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Total amount of XTZ in existence

Is there an RPC to get the total amount of tezos in existence at some particular block (or cycle begin/end)?
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Is there a way to generate a pseudo-random number inside a contract in liquidity?

If I require a pseudo-random number (PRN) in the internal working of a function in liquidity, is there a way to do it? Is there one in Michelson? I already know about the way to send a PRN through RPC ...
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What does "stakeholders govern the protocol" exactly means?

I read that Tezos can also be used as votes for features in the Tezos development process. Is that related to which phase of process? Making feature requests in repo, accepting ones or sitting in ...
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Largest block size in tezos?

Is there a limit on the block size in tezos? If so, is it expressed in a maximum number of transactions? Or maximum byte size? Or something else?
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Fees in proto 003?

Fees have been updated from proto 002 to proto 003. Is there a reference document available somewhere that is indicating fee information for tezos proto 003 ?
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Pruning empty accounts or inactive contracts?

Is it possible (or desirable feature if not) to be able to remove from the chain state old accounts or old contracts on certain conditions in tezos ?
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What determines the length of a cycle in Tezos?

What are the consideration at play to choose the length of a cycle ? As any other economic parameter in Tezos it is subject to amendment however it would be great to collect here the things to think ...

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