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Mean Block Weight
The mean weight of all blocks created that interval. Weight is a dimensionless measure of a block’s “size”. It is only applicable for chains that use SegWit (segregated witness).
- 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.
- This metric is only available for assets that support SegWit.
- Released in the 4.2 release of NDP
Block weight is useful to determine how used a chain is. If the mean block weight is close to the maximum block weight possible, then the chain is close to 100% utilization.