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Reversing a transaction

Let's say I send a friend some EOS tokens. For a short period, the transaction is considered reversible because it is not included in an 'irreversible block'. What are the possible ways in which this ...
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How long on average before a transaction included in a block is final and irreversible? (without BFT msgs)

For example if a merchant is using EOSIO for payments, what is the expected time for a transaction to reach irreversible state after it has been included in a block? In addition to the expected ...
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Can a pre-validated transaction permanently fail? If so, how to detect this?

When a transaction is accepted by a node and pre-validated is it possible that the transaction will ultimately fail to reach finality? How can the client that pushed the transaction detect this ...