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Now in the main net, when a transaction is packaged, it means that the current node confirms it, and it needs at least 2/3 of the 21 super nodes to confirm. In addition, two rounds of confirmation are required.

Therefore, the difference between the current block height and the irreversible block height, up to a maximum of 336( 2 * (2/3) * 21 * 12 = 336 ).

Why not broadcast confirmation to make a block become irreversible faster?

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  • I know this is by the current design. But, why did you design like that? I remember that the white paper said a block would become irreversible about 1.5 seconds.
    – tekpig
    Nov 7, 2018 at 5:39
  • bft_irreversible_blocknum will be changed if the function "push_confirmation" is called. However, I can't find the function is called.
    – tekpig
    Nov 7, 2018 at 7:43
  • the implementation to communicate commitments faster is a work in progress
    – confused00
    Nov 7, 2018 at 11:34

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