Once the transactions published to blockchain and are included in blocks by miners. In that case there seems a high probability that a single transaction published can be included in multiple blocks created by different miners? is it true


Yes, theoretically, 2 blocks could be mined at (almost) the same time. And then, it's also possible that one transaction could be included in those 2 blocks. But then, there are 2 blockchains, but only one of them (the longest one) will finally be accepted by the network. So your transaction could be in 2 blocks, but only one time in a blockchain.

  • I see.. one more follow up question, if same set of transactions in multiple blocks are being mined by 10 miners at a given time and two nodes published their solution to blockchain and as you mentioned only one solution will be attached to the chain based on which solution has more length ; but what about other 8 miners ? they still continue to mine it or just stop mining once the solution block is published ? – kakurala Jan 10 '18 at 14:02

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.