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The tie is broken by the first of the two that gets extended with a child block. In practice, in case two conflicting blocks at the same height appear on the network, every node will pick the one they saw first as winner. Because communication across the earth happens at a finite speed, some miners may see one side of the fork first, and other miners may see ...


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Displayed precision ≠ Stored precision Note that the block timestamp is stored as a 4-byte number of seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00 UTC (the Unix epoch). However Blockchain.com show this in a more human readable form rounded or truncated to the nearest minute (2011-05-21 18:26). So if you convert that human readable time back to an integer, you will get a ...


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