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When I use solana block explorers such as solana.fm they sometimes refer by block and sometimes slot.

Is there a concise explanation you can provide?

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A slot is a fixed amount of time currently set to 400ms within which a validator has the opportunity to produce a block.

A block on Solana contains a set of transactions with metadata such as the previous blockhash, timestamp e.t.c

Big shoutout to the Helius blog which is where I got this information too. Here is the article https://www.helius.dev/blog/solana-slots-blocks-and-epochs

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