The Bitcoin developer guide mentions stale blocks as not being in the longest chain, then moves on to orphan blocks. It states you don't get orphan blocks, "and if you do" they are just dropped. But ...
I have a question about the validation of a correctly solved block by the network. How long could it take to confirm and what doest that look like? In which cases can the network reject my solved ...
In terms of a selfish attack many sources speak of orphaned blocks, i.e. blocks that are not on the main chain and thus not paying any coinbase transaction to its miner. Still I'm not sure and ...
Is it possible to use the Selfish Mining algorithm to steal bitcoins?
I'm new in the Bitcoin World. Today I did my second transaction for just 0.005 BTC but 2 hours after, it's unconfirmed yet. The transaction is in the block 320385 and it is orphaned. I saw the ...
So, let's say you have a wallet with 20BTC, and you have a flow like so: You send 15BTC to A in block 1 You send 15BTC to B in block 2 What happens if at block 1 there are two chains across miners....
The orphaned blocks view from BlockChain.info shows a recent fork of the blockchain (starting with block 173,928) that went four blocks long before being orphaned. Other than the controlled rewind ...
How often do forks occur in the block chain? I'm interested in the small, one block forks that happen when two miners create a block at the similar time.