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When a previously unknown chain fork of at least 7 blocks length is published, how does Bitcoin Core react? It reorganizes to that chain, any transactions that were lost are returned to the nodes mempool. Would Bitcoin Core accept the chain fork if i
Bitcoin's very different things to different people, and obviously can't be everything to everyone. A lot of people really like a subset of its properties whilst disliking others. Some aspects of bitcoin are modifiable by comunity vote, some others n
Pay-to-PubKey (P2PK) and pay-to-PubKey-Hash (P2PKH) were both introduced in the original Bitcoin 0. 1 release. P2PK was used by default for mining and payments received using the interactive IP-to-IP payment protocol; P2PKH was intended for use in no
FYI the code under discussion is available here on GitHub. -> is a member access operator in C++, just as . is
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CheckBlock() --> Checks the info inside a block AcceptBlock() --> Additional checks + write to disk ProcessNewBlock() --> Calls both of the above and also a function called ActivateBestChain(), which decides whether propagation to the networ
Once the Bitcoin node receives a message with a new block, it calls the ProcessNewBlock function: else if (strCommand == "block" && !fImporting && !fReindex) // Ignore blocks received while importing { CBlock block; vRecv >> blo
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I read through How is difficulty calculated? and want to understand where the "off-by-one" bug is in calculating difficulty. Here is a Matlab snipet I wrote to calculate difficulty. What are the correct block step intervals that I should use? Note: m