Accepted as authoritative. In some mathematics, canonical is more strictly defined as a unique way of representing an object without any arbitrary choices.
An attempt, or the perception of an attempt, of groups of nodes to cooperate in order to influence the writing, rewriting, or forking a blockchain.
In everyday language, “common, general, or widespread agreement”.
Each active node in a blockchain network is responsible for obtaining the data to show an up-to-date list of all the accounts and their current states.
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