Questions on: forks

There are a number of more complex alternatives under discussion which involve more elastic limits (instead of the hard limit which currently exists), automatically adjusted limits based on some metric in the blockchain, or some combination of both.
Background info: A shorter chain could possibly be considered the correct one, but it would be very hard to make this happen in bitcoin. I can think of two ways this could happen. 1) Go back to the genesis block and use the time warp attack
No, there isn't currently any way to do what you describe without using a third-party oracle. Yes, you may be able to do this relatively soon. A soft fork has been proposed to introduce a OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY op code` (CLTV), and what what I can te
I re-read the Bitcoin Developer Guide and re-read the help getchaintips section: Each full node in the Bitcoin network independently stores a block chain containing only blocks validated by that node. When several nodes all have the same blocks in th
Buying advice is not appropriate for this website. Actually the fork has become quite UNlikely. It was only a loud and ignorant minority threatening one
If the bitcoin protocol were changed so that the merkle root from block N-1 were replaced in block N by the two roots of blocks N-2 and N-3, then it would become possible to mine 2 blocks at a time in parallel and increase the block frequency compare
From BIP66: The new rules are in effect for every block (at height H) with nVersion = 3 and at least 750 out of 1000 blocks preceding it (with heights H-1000. . H-1) also have nVersion = 3
Definition A temporary fork in the block chain which commonly occurs when miners using non-upgraded nodes violate a new consensus rule their nodes don’t know about. Synonyms Not To Be Confused With Fork (a regular fork where all nodes follow the same