Why in the stellar network the price for 1 transaction and 1 operation is not equal to the price for 1 transaction and 100 operation?

In 2 case the network load will be less? (if 100 transactions with 1 operation are made)

Mine needs to be stimulated (at the cost of transaction) to use more operations in 1 transaction, rather than transactions

Or I'm wrong?


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The main idea of bundling operations in a single transaction is not to save resources but to execute them in a "all fail if one fails" fashion which allows stellar smart contracts in the first place.

There is currently a limit of 50 transactions per ledger but as far as I know that is also supposed to be changed to a maximum operations per ledger limit in future.

  • Did not quite understand what you want to say ...
    – Minherc
    Mar 12, 2019 at 18:38
  • now I understand)) What if in these 100 operations at least one does not work, then all 100 will be sent again. But all the same it will turn out 2 requests, 1 we process erroneous operations (we delete) and we send again, total 2 requests))
    – Minherc
    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:21

Fees are intended to add a cost for using the network as a spam prevention measure. Since you can submit 1 payment per operation, operations have a fee. 100 transactions with 1 operation will cost the same as 1 transaction with 100 operations.

See the docs on fees for more information.

The Stellar network requires small fees on transactions and minimum balances on accounts in order to prevent people from overwhelming the network and to aid in prioritization.

The fee for a transaction is the number of operations the transaction contains multiplied by the base fee, which is 100 stroops (0.00001 XLM).

  • Yes, I know why transaction fees are entered. "100 transactions with 1 operation will cost the same as 1 transaction with 100 operations." - as far as I understand it is not the same for network resources
    – Minherc
    Mar 12, 2019 at 18:34
  • To my knowledge it's the number of operations that determines how expensive it is for the network to process, if you have information suggesting otherwise I'd love to read it. Mar 12, 2019 at 18:43
  • I also have no information, but I can locally do a test on the stellar private network (send 10,000 transactions with 1 operation, and send 100 transactions with 100 operations) and see the use of local server resources
    – Minherc
    Mar 12, 2019 at 19:18

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