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03 August 2022
Aug 2022

What’s an Epoch?

The period of time in which the “validator schedule” of Solana’s consensus/staking algorithm is defined. Beginning and ending staking both kicks in when Solana switches to the next Epoch. An Epoch is 432000 slots, each of which lasts a minimum of 4 seconds, so in practice, an Epoch is a 2-3 day period.

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