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July 19, 2018, 10:40:46 AM
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What are the differences between transactions and operations? I know a transaction is one type of operation but what are some other operations? How can you tell the difference?
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July 19, 2018, 03:59:00 PM
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Yeah, essentially you got it right. Transactions are a type of operation. Essentially, when it comes to blockchain, there are two categories of operations, read and write. A transaction is a type of write operation. An example of the use of a read operation would be pretty much any block explorer, because it's finding out what the data is, but it isn't changing it or updating it in any way.

Here's a pretty good article that explains it: https://hackernoon.com/blockchains-versus-traditional-databases-c1a728159f79
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Thanks. Any reason why I see 0 coins transferred in a transaction? or is this a operation?
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