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Maintenance fees

In blockchain version 0, every account except 0000000000000000-0000000000000000-0000000000000000-0000000000000001 was charged a fee of µ1 every 500 blocks from its creation for as long as it had a balance greater than 0. This fee was intended to combat intentional inflation of the balance list through creation of many small accounts, and it was a negligible amount for legitimate accounts.

In blockchain version 1, the maintenance fee was adjusted to µ100 every 500 blocks, but the amount was only charged to accounts less than ∩1.

In blockchain version 2, a coding error eliminated maintenance fees entirely. This mistake was corrected in Nyzo verifier version 580, restoring the fee structure from blockchain version 1 for blockchain versions 3 and greater.