3

After block subsidy goes to zero does a miner still have to wait 100 blocks to spend the reward (from the fees)?

1 Answer 1

5

Yes. We still need to allow time for small-scale block reorganisations. Miners of stale blocks should not collect and spend fees that are needed by ultimately successful miners of the same transactions.

2
  • 1
    Thank you for the quick reply. I asked this question because we were debating what would be the minimum amount of UTXOs that can ever be. So I guess 102 utxos? twitter.com/zndtoshi/status/…
    – zndtoshi
    Oct 3, 2022 at 16:07
  • 2
    @zndtoshi It's actually zero, since the coinbase transaction can send the block reward to an OP_RETURN output, which doesn't create a new UTXO. Oct 3, 2022 at 16:29

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.