Why are empty blocks not all the same size?
On Monero Blocks I see a different size for blocks with zero transactions.

1157855 block size 210
1157856 block size 254


Usually, empty blocks can vary within a couple bytes, as monero amounts (present in the coinbase transaction even in "empty" blocks) are stored in a varying length encoding.

1157856, however, is a lot larger because it's got extra info in the extra field. It's probably been mined by MinerGate, who tends to add their own private information in blocks.

  • The amounts in empty blocks is related to the block reward I assume? – fatdoor Oct 16 '16 at 7:59
  • Amounts of what ? If amounts of monero, yes. – user36303 Oct 16 '16 at 8:32
  • "Amounts of what ?" => Actually I didn't know. I was referring to the amounts in your answer. (by the way; thank you for the quick and useful answers) – fatdoor Oct 16 '16 at 8:41
  • Ah, yes, it is amounts of monero in that case. I will edit for clarity. – user36303 Oct 16 '16 at 8:45

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.