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Question about Confirms

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by AliceWonder, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. AliceWonder

    AliceWonder Quarker

    I remember reading that it takes 6 blocks for a transaction to be confirmed. However in the Qt client it seems to be shown as confirmed much faster.

    Six confirms makes sense due to greater possibility of orphans with a 30 second block, is that just a guideline or does the protocol reject an input for spending with less than 6 confirmations?

    I'm asking because when I attempt to port Armory to interface with quarkcoind I want to know if I should try to reflect the six confirms or not (e.g. a status similar to immature if less than 6 confirms)

  2. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    Actually finding a block counts as 1 confirmation, because the miner that finds a hash includes all pending transactions and if your transaction is found among those that he solves then that will count as 1 confirmation.

    6 confirmations are for Bitcoin, for Quark we need to use 10-12 confirmations to consider the transaction safe from double spending, this should be reflected in our core client as well...
    cschoenytis and ando0osiv like this.
  3. MaxGuevara

    MaxGuevara Quark Founder Staff Member QuarkTalk moderator Quark Developer

    As Mako noted, you can choose your own number of confirms. The dynamic checkpoint node currently checkpoints 16 blocks, so you should be pretty secure after 16 confirms.
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  4. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    Hi Max, can you also make this visible into the core wallet so that those 6 confirmations which marks a transaction safe can be changed to 16 ? I mean on the GUI, for example that icon 1/6 means 1 confirmation but when its filled with 2 out of 6 in Quark should mean 4 confirmations, 3/6 means 7 confs, 4/6 10, 5/6 13, 6/6 16 confirmations.
    Rusty_1993 likes this.

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