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What is the purpose of numWalks API parameter?

The IOTA whitepaper describes the tip selection algorithm in the Section 4.1. The idea there is to select N starting points in the tangle randomly (subject to some conditions) and then to do a random ...
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How to compute the % of network computing power the attacker hold?

It is known generally that Tangle is susceptible to 34% attack(of total computing power) that gives a 100% successful attack. The example given on page 19 of white paper says that an upper limit to ...
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how to relate computing power of attacker to transaction rate of attacker?

Assume that the merchant accepts the legitimate transaction when its cumulative weight becomes at least w_0, which happens t_0 time units after the original legitimate transaction. let μ stand for the ...
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Coordicide Whitepaper Jan 2020, Mana System, Averaged Mana

In coordicide whitepaper in section 3.3 the mana system is introduced. It is stated that an averaged version of mana will be used. While I think I understand the necessity to use the averaged mana I ...