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Why did the network ignore my baked block?

Here is how it works: Just to keep things simple, let's say that the chain (all the blocks included up to now) has a fitness of 100. In other words, 100 total endorsements were included on all the ...
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Why did the network ignore my baked block?

The shell currently ignores a new head if it is less fit than the hypothetical next head -- baked with all the endorsements in the mempool. This hypothetical next fitness is called context_fitness in ...
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How to reactivate an inactive baker?

If a delegate doesn’t show any sign of activity for preserved_cycles it is marked inactive and its rights are removed. This mechanism is important to remove inactive delegates and reallocate their ...
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What are the chances of my baker getting selected to bake?

There are about 50k rolls right now, and 4096 blocks per cycle. Based on this, you can work out using the following: probableBakesPerCycle = (2/49997) * 4096; About 0.16 bakes per cycle, or 1 bake ...
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What are the chances of my baker getting selected to bake?

Assuming there are N rolls, you have 2 chances out of N to be selected to bake at level X with priority Y N = 2, you will be selected with probability 1, N = 4, you will be selected with probability ...
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Why did the network ignore my baked block?

Most likely poor connection to peers, or at least the ones that mattered at the point in time (the endorsers for your block, and baker of the next). Endorsers will endorse the block with the higher ...
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How to run tezos node in private mode using docker images?

When you launch the docker node with ./mainnet.sh start, you can add extra arguments such as --private-mode --peer AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD:PORT (you probably need to specify --peer to connect your private ...
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How to check if remote-signer is working as expected?

I figured out that you can use the --dry-run option in the transfer statement so that node will send transaction to remote-signer to sign, and you can check the remote-signer logs to see if everything ...
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One of my bakers has been hacked. Any negative impacts on delegators?

The is no negative impact on delegators tokens when a baker gets hacked. When you delegate your tokens in Tezos they are not locked up and they remain in your custody and control. Note that this ...
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Only 60% of the rewards made by a baker are distributed to its delegators?

You also need to take into account the (evaluated) balance of the baker on the tz1 address, which also generates rewards, but which are not stated under the rewards tab. Under the rewards tab, only ...
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Energy used to run Tezos

There are approx 450 bakers at the moment. If you assume each is running an average desktop which runs at 100W (this is almost certainly too high but if you are looking for an upper bound it's ...
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Private Node keeps disconnecting from public node

While this does not directly answer your question, Kiln has a feature that can notify you when your Private Node loses connections. When you configure Kiln to monitor the Private Node, include a '...
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Private Node keeps disconnecting from public node

Update 3/21/19 Core developers had pushed out a fix as of 366f64f3df266cf02a06412d6760f73626d0a2bf commit on the mainnet branch that addresses this issue that I described below. In the setting ...
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How to check if remote-signer is working as expected?

I just prefer to do this...it's a direct request to sign data without any possibility of forgetting to add the --dry-run flag. tezos-client sign bytes 0x03 for <tz alias or tz address> Here ...
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How does the tezos blockchain security model works?

The delegators have nothing to do with the validity of the transactions signed by their delegate/baker. The delegated funds are never at risk and that is why it is always safe to delegate your tokens. ...
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Are bakers not paying promised rewards?

I am Axel, the developer behind bakersperformanceindex.com and I hope this tool can help you in reviewing the baking services you're using. The basic idea behind it was: delegate the same amount of ...
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Error: Tezos_stdlib__Lwt_pipe.Closed for "ideal front node configuration"

It is nothing harmful, this message just makes visible a peer disconnection that was formerly only printed in debug mode, and will probably be only visible in debug mode in the future. And it's ...
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Binance Baker (not on the Exchange)

As far as I know, exchanges do not payout if you delegate to them. They don't act like normal bakers that takes delegations. Their advertised fees and payouts are for if and only if you keep your ...
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How to set up auto transfer of baking and endorsement rewards to respective delegation accounts?

Although there are a couple of scripts that will allow bakers to do auto payments, I would recommend you to try TAPS (Tezos Automatic Payment System). It is a web based solution with a complete GUI, ...
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What are the chances of my baker getting selected to bake?

Assignment of baking rights in a cycle are independent choices. So the probability for you to get at least one baking right with prio 0 in a cycle is: (1-((50000-2)/50000)^4096) = 15.1%
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How to become a baker - what are all the technical/financial requirements?

1) You become a baker by running a Tezos node and registering as a delegate. The financial requirement is currently 10.000 XTZ (although this might get lowered to 8.000 XTZ if the current Athens A ...
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Setup SSH Tunnel for KILN in PuTTY

Solution: My initial problem was that I used the external IP in the tunnel configuration. The following solves the problem Reference to documentation on PuTTY tunnels: 1) Set "Source Port" for the ...
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Double baking / endorsing is possible while using a single node?

There are a few issues here. What is double baking/endorsement? It is important to understand that the doubling penalty has little to do with injection. The crime is signing two different blocks or ...
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What is the behavior of SET_DELEGATE in particular cases

That's correct - this constructs an operation, much the same as when you use client to set delegate for ... or withdraw delegate from .... If the key_hash is not a baker, it will produce "Unregistered ...
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Waiting for the node to be synchronized with its peers

You only need the equivalent of 2 CPU cores to bake/endorse with Tezos, and about 4 GB of RAM. Any more will remain idle. Yes, SSD due to poor database implementation, unfortunately. You should run ...
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When are Tezos Rewards Unfrozen?

The lockup for rewards is the same - i.e. rewards are released when the security deposits are.
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Why my endorser did not endorse the block 316956?

The error logs clearly suggest that the ENOTTY error for the "auth" key is your problem. You cannot directly use an encrypted key to authenticate the docker daemons to a remote signer, because you ...
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What exactly will happen if I vote "yay" for the testing phase?

If the proposal passes the "Testing Vote Period" the chain is forked into two chains for the "Testing Period". Bakers are encouraged to run another baker and endorser for this test chain (setting a ...
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How can delegators find out the voting intentions of Bakers?

There are really two votes here. Voting on which proposal which actually be voted on. There might be several proposals, but only one proposal can win per proposal period. After a proposal has been ...
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Baking/Endorsing Rights

Baking and endorsing rights are allocated at random, proportionally to the delegate's stake, using a PRNG and a random seed derived from on-chain data (nonces committed by bakers and revealed later). ...
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