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I know that miners don't get paid for orphan blocks. But what do they not get paid , transaction fees or block reward or both ?

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    Orphan blocks, for all purposes, may have never happened at all. So Orphan blocks pay nothing. (No transaction fees, nor block reward fees). – abelenky Feb 12 '18 at 16:29
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They are paid nothing. An orphan block is wasted time and energy. A miner must put some effort into maintaining good connectivity to all the other nodes to avoid wasting money.

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  • Is it that a miner gets paid for the creation of a block after 6 confirmations in case of bitcoin? – Vasista Feb 13 '18 at 5:17
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    A miner in every cryptocurrency gets paid in the very same block they mine. In case of Bitcoin they only can spend it 100 blocks later. – Osias Jota Feb 13 '18 at 13:34

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