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Is there a maximum number of transactions a block can hold?

Both the block size and the transaction size are defined as protocol parameters. These can be changed at any time by IOG, or voted on once we have Voltaire. Blocks come on average every 20 seconds, ...
Andrew Westberg - BCSH's user avatar
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The Concurrency Issue

Here is a big old list of relevant resources. Some of them claim (credibly, I think) to solve the problem without sacrificing decentralization. From IO https://plutus.readthedocs.io/en/latest/plutus/...
Matthew Capps's user avatar
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Is there a maximum number of transactions a block can hold?

Expanding on Andrew's excellent answer with some examples. The lowest amount of transactions that could be in a block is maxBlockBodySize / maxTxSize, currently equal to 4. It might be more practical ...
Ben NOBLE's user avatar
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The Concurrency Issue

The Occam.fi team claims to have a solution that works for their DEX. The solution uses an intra-block slot auction system to process multiple transactions simultaneously, which is essential for a ...
Mitchell Turner's user avatar
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Where can I find the max block size in the protocol parameters?

You can get this info from the live chain protocol-parameters and filter on the string block, as per below: $ cardano-cli query protocol-parameters --mainnet |grep -i block "...
MC_Brisbane - JUST Pool's user avatar
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What should I do with a validator which exceeds the maximum size?

You can split it into multiple validators. Each validator would have an NFT that can only be spent if the requirements for its validator are met (including returning the NFT to the script address with ...
Mitchell Turner's user avatar
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Why does the full transaction have to be included inside the block?

there is indeed a Cardano-improvement-proposal addressing such reference scripts https://cips.cardano.org/cips/cip33/ also here on github https://github.com/cardano-foundation/CIPs/tree/master/CIP-...
Markus - CLIO1's user avatar
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The Concurrency Issue

To my knowledge, there is no concurrency issue on Cardano. If multiple people want to perform some transaction, then on Cardano, you can bundle all of those into one UTxO with several inputs and ...
Noah Jones's user avatar

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