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Author Topic: Can someone explain ecBlockId & ecBlockHeight  (Read 814 times)


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Can someone explain ecBlockId & ecBlockHeight
October 09, 2014, 02:22:31 am

What are they, and what benefit are they in the API calls?

Edit: Ok, something to do with economic clustering it seems.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2014, 02:25:12 am by slothbag »


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To my knowledge they aren't really even contributing that much/anything to the transactions, usually when I send transactions from bytes, I use a block 5 blocks before the current one as the ecblock, not entirely sure if this is a safe practice though


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Economic Clustering is discussed here: https://nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/economic-clustering/

The current code (NRS 1.3) includes the EC block identification in each transaction but currently ignores it when validating a transaction (other than putting out a debug message when the EC check fails). 

JL added the getECBlock API request for applications (such as NxtCore) which create the transaction bytes themselves.
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