Stale Blocks in Blockchain: Lost Mining Efforts

Stale Block is a block that was successfully mined but is not included in the current longest blockchain. Most often because another block at the same height was added to the chain first.

What is Stale Block?

Another block that was mined but is not included in the current longest blockchain. In the case of another chain, it is most common that there was an additional block at the same height.

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