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Different versions of Ouroboros consensus protocol

What's the difference between different versions of Ouroboros consensus protocol? I know there are so many discussions on the web, but most of them just repeat the few same sentences and does not ...
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What is block density?

What is block density? Pools currently before the Vasil upgrade are saying switch from 1.35.x back to 1.34.x to increase “block density”.
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Can temporary forking occur in Cardano's protocol?

In Bitcoin's protocol (and similar PoW systems), at one point chain might temporarily split in two and two different chains will be maintained up until one outpaces the other and proves itself as the ...
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Do NIPoPoWs (Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work) only apply to PoW blockchains or can it be applied universally to any consensus algorithm?

Here the link to the NIPoPoWs paper The jargon and complexity of the topic is too difficult for me to parse.
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How does Mithril increase Cardano network throughput?

Charles talks about Mithril as a means to light client wallets. My understanding of mithril is it takes a screenshot of sorts of upcoming blocks and by representing the blocks in a lighter manner for ...
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Cardano supply increase rate protocol parameters?

I am looking for documentation for the Cardano consensus protocol's supply regulation and the thereafter distribution of unlocked ADA tokens. Also looking for supply metrics by epoch. Thank you all!
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To achieve consensus, are both of the following constraints: Validity AND Strong Validity, required to be satisfied? If so, why?

Preface: I have been working my way through various materials related to blockchain protocols (amongst other things). My primary motivation is to gain a fundamental understanding of how these systems ...
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Resources to learn about block pipelining?

Are there resources to learn about block pipelining in Cardano as mentioned in this video?
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