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quick question - How does a Node react to a new block propagated to the network? In Terms to does a Miner stop mining when "he" gets information of a new block to validate it? or does it not stop and validate it in another Thread?

If the Question is unclear - let me know I just began my deep dive into the technical side of Crypto and Blockchain :)

best regards :)

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It is easy and instant to confirm that a hashes proposed by a miner is the correct one, so once it is received by a node, miner, he will immediately stop trying to find a correct hashes for the previous block and began searching the new one without transition.

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  • Hey, thanks for the answer - just to recap it for my understanding - As soon i (presumably I'm mining on a Block atm) get a new block propagated i just stop working on mine, quickly validate the block i got propagated and start with a new block?
    – Andre
    May 6 at 19:19
  • yes, notice that in any case you will need the hashes (number) to start working (hashing) on the next block
    – Saxtheowl
    May 6 at 19:23

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