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At what time during the protocol is a unique slot created for the nodes to vote on?

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slot is simply a ledger number in Stellar implementation. Once previous ledger closed nodes start by proposing candidates for the next "slot" and then vote on it.

Some relevant info can be found here

key implementation details

The Herder considers a ledger number to be a "slot" in the SCP protocol, and transaction set hashes (along with close-time and base-fee) to be the sort of "value" that it is attempting to agree on for each "slot".

  • Would that be my account number or the transaction sequence number? Or is it tracking a request on its own? – ExMachima Feb 9 '18 at 6:25

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