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Unlike binary Merkle trees, ternary have 3 leaf nodes. I wanted to understand how do we eventually get to the Root Merkle node -- is it by concatenating in the pair of 3 (considering 3 leaves in every set) or do we still make pairs (of 2)?

I would appreciate if someone would explain this. Thanks!

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  • Which ternary Merkle tree? What design are you talking about? Bitcoin only uses binary Merkle trees to the best of my knowledge. Nov 16 '21 at 21:33
  • That's right! Bitcoin only uses binary merkle trees, however, in general there is a concept of ternary merkle trees as well and I wanted to understand if it works similarly by hashing then grouping individual nodes. If so, does it group and hash the hashes of all three child nodes together?
    – user128829
    Nov 16 '21 at 22:15

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