Pause mining and block generating if no new transactions

+2 votes
How can I pause block generations, if no have new transacrons?
asked Sep 5, 2016 by anonymous

2 Answers

0 votes
It's not currently possible to do this, though it's an option we're considering adding in future. One of the reasons is that the block number is used as a rough timer for things like the setup period and permissions which are assigned to particular block number ranges.
answered Sep 5, 2016 by MultiChain
+1 vote

Version 1.0 alpha 28 of MultiChain adds a mine-empty-rounds parameter which controls how long mining goes on for, after there are no new transactions:

answered Feb 17, 2017 by MultiChain