I am reading the solana docs, commitment, but it is little confusing, is there anyone who can explain in better way for good understanding?


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Per the Solana Commitment docs:

Commitment measures the network confirmation for the block.

In any distributed system, one has to specify the level of consensus between nodes that is required to consider something to have been 'accepted'. It's a tradeoff between responsiveness and certainty.

'Confirmed' is faster, but there's a small chance your commit ends up in a short-lived fork rather than in the main blockchain. 'Finalised' is slower, but provides greater certainty because more blocks have been built on top of the block containing your transaction, which means it is very likely your transaction is in the main blockchain.

See https://docs.solanalabs.com/consensus/commitments for a table of the different commitment levels and their meanings.

  • Thank you for your comment. Feb 16 at 12:54
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