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Every transaction in current and past Tezos protocols must reference a recent block (the "branch"). This acts as an informal checkpointing mechanism a replay protection mechanism an effective time-to-live limit on transactions edit: As to why it is required for parsing, it is because the node uses the branch to determine which protocol it should ...


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The structure of an encoded operation group is the following: <branch : 32 bytes> <tag#0 : nat> | <content#0> ... <tag#n : nat> | <content#n> <signature (optional) : 64 bytes> Extracting branch: Append 0x0134 prefix Base58 encode with checksum Extracting signature: Append 0x04822b prefix Base58 encode with checksum ...


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