What is Forging?

What is Forging?

Forging is the process of generating new Nxt and Ardor blocks.
A block is a container of 0 or more transactions, blocks are generated every 1 minute on average.
The forger of the next block receives the transaction fees for this block.

Q: Who can forge new blocks?
A: Any account with a balance of more than 1000 NXT or 1000 ARDR vested over 1440 blocks (approx. 24 hours).

Q: Why is my wallet showing "Not Forging" indicator?
A: Because you are not forging, either because your balance is insufficient or because you did not start forging since your last node restart.

Q: Should I use an account with a lot of NXT for forging?
A: No, you should lease your balance to another account and forge with the other account see https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Account_Leasing.

Updated Jan 1st, 2018

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