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Mean Block Size (in bytes)
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Definition

The mean size (in bytes) of all blocks created that interval.
Name
MetricID
Category
Subcategory
Type
Unit
Interval
Mean Block Size (in bytes)
BlkSizeMeanByte
Network Usage
Blocks
Mean
Bytes
1 day

Details

  • Only mainchain (non-orphaned/uncles) blocks are counted.
  • For chains that use median time, the day is defined using it, otherwise, it’s defined using the block’s timestamps.

Asset-Specific Details

  • This metric is not available for all assets, as some node’s RPC API do not expose the size of the blocks.

Release History

  • Released in the 1.0 release of NDP

Interpretation

Mean block size is somewhat arbitrary; block count multiplied by mean block size gives you the total data throughput on a blockchain per day. Blockchains with shorter interblock times will often have smaller blocks but may throughput more data than their higher-latency peers.

Availability for Assets

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