In my account balance the RAM used is 3446 bytes / quota 8148 bytes I guess that the BP has bought 8148 bytes and my account is using 3446.

So is it the minimum required for a new account ? Why did they use so many bytes ? Does it include transactions that are specific to the main net launch?

What is the minimum bytes required for a new account ?

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I tried 4k, it worked. I think the minimum bytes could be lower than 4k.

cleos system newaccount --stake-net "0.001 EOS" --stake-cpu "0.001 EOS" --buy-ram-kbytes 4
  • I've seen people use less, but everyone seems to agree that 4kb is the "safe" number; however, I'm unsure what metrics they're using to determine how it's safe.
    – Nat
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 12:28

Anything less than 2,978 bytes fails for me. Example

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