Blockchain 101: Transaction lifecycle & the mempool

Episode 44 · September 26th, 2018 · 57 mins 3 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, we are joined by Tomasz Drwięga, a Core Developer at Parity Technologies, to discuss the lifecycle of a transaction on the Ethereum network and how the mempool works.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • What a mempool/transaction queue/transaction pool is.
  • How a transaction reaches a mempool and what the mempool does with it.
  • Looking at what causes the CPU increase and delays in the network.
  • What happens when a transaction gets stuck.
  • Gossip.
  • The security properties of the mempool.
  • What a network attack could look like.

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