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Ethereum Q&A: Gas and resource allocation



How is “fuel” utilized in Ethereum, Ethereum Traditional, and different good contract platforms? What does “Turing full” imply? As a wise contract developer, how do I estimate how a lot the execution of my program will value in fuel?

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15 comments

  1. Watched Liked & shared = true ;

    Greetings from Kenya Africa

  2. Love this show, Andreas! Any movement to post it as a podcast, too? Can’t multitask with Youtube on my phone.

  3. Super interesting, learned a ton, thank you so much, Andreas!

  4. Brilliant, thank you Andreas. If anyone has seen a Q&A from him regarding pros / cons / security of PoS vs. PoW, can you please post? If not, Andreas, can you please consider doing such a video? Thank you

  5. Gas creates economic friction between users. For a smart contract platform, this friction will slow/halt adoption. Either gas needs to be minimized to less than a 1/100th of a one USD cent — or ETH will die at the hands of EOS.

  6. Should talk about why Turing complete makes eth not a great system in terms of security.

  7. I need an analogy… say you program is a car, and to execute your code might take an uncertain amount of computing power. so its like needing to drive your car to an unknown location. so you don't know how much gas you need?… why don't you know the location? maybe… you don't know how many people will be using your code?

  8. To me this makes coins that use "gas" unworkable. I know of one ETH contract that can't run anymore because it can't be given enough gas to run completely. How can this problem be solved?

    Also, what happens to any unused gas? Does it just stay in the paying address? Can it be sent to a new address (because once an address gets used its public key is now published, so all funds in the paying address should be sent to a new unused address).

  9. What do you think of Wings ?

  10. what are the things that can improved in cryptocurrency

  11. Your brain is worcking ,,ise kala?

  12. I think Andreas makes a slight imprecision here. It is indeed impossible to write an algorithm that predicts if an arbitrary contract will halt if the language used is Turing-complete. That is why the Ethereum protocol cannot automate this procedure, and gas must be used. However, given a specific contract, you, the user, can just look at the code and determine what will happen in different scenarios (or determine that it is too complicated to predict and not use it).

  13. Excellent explanations Andreas. Diving down Ethereum is fascinating