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ok guys, so don't laugh at me because im new into this:D

I know that each block has a different "block version" right? but, how to guess the block version from the next block?

lets say latest block is 100 and block version is 0x1 for example. so how can i (get/calculate/guess) the "block version" from block 101?

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    Does this answer your question? What exactly is Mining?
    – chytrik
    Commented Nov 28, 2022 at 6:50
  • no what i mean is, how to get the version of the next block... Commented Nov 28, 2022 at 7:18
  • Why do you think block version is important to your use?
    – Mercedes
    Commented Nov 29, 2022 at 19:29
  • Idk its because i saw every block has different version and that make me think that how do they calculate the block version Commented Dec 2, 2022 at 7:28

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TL;DR: If you are not using ASIC boost and are not signalling readiness for à soft fork, the next version number is always 2000000016


Block Version Numbers

how do miners guess the next block version?

They don't guess it. The version is a fixed value determined by BIP 9 and other conventions.

The basic version number is 2000000016

Some miners use the version number in a way that speeds up mining, This is called ASIC-boost and affects part of the version number. This isn't necessary for mining but speeds up mining when ASIC hardware is used.

Part of the version number is also used for miners signalling readiness for a soft-fork.

These are some of the reasons that the version numbers in blocks can look different.

If I recall correctly, most blocks have a version of 0x20000000

C> cd %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\blocks
C> blockchain -file blk01000.dat -blocks
   No.|Version |Height|Date and Time   |   Txs|Target  |Id
------|--------|------|----------------|------|--------|----
     1|20000000|485510|2017-09-16 06:24|   805|1801310B|000000000000000000CC9F2D9098B4BEE4A5FD594933673735608CA460DB0BFD
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     3|20000000|485446|2017-09-15 20:39|  2207|1801310B|000000000000000000FFCC035A233732228C40208462B7ABC7FDDD4E8564234D
     4|20000000|485521|2017-09-16 07:34|  1018|1801310B|000000000000000000A3A05AC7C089630F3EF787EE328CA4BF47AFE4E6507EE1
     5|20000000|485514|2017-09-16 07:00|  1930|1801310B|000000000000000000BDB1BE6305BD0733FE2DC727D3B02BE564FF1A9949AE9D
     6|20000000|485465|2017-09-15 23:43|  2518|1801310B|00000000000000000008B7EBDB2A01DB81F07DDE6579F97A1124A4FECEC03F82
     7|20000000|485461|2017-09-15 23:13|  2412|1801310B|0000000000000000010F1A3400602B26F003840708A0579A7C0E0E2DF1594074
     8|20000000|485522|2017-09-16 07:41|  1145|1801310B|00000000000000000049D6A297B61B86C8AAE274841C8F6CF77CCE74303D8982
     9|20000000|485531|2017-09-16 09:03|  1877|1801310B|000000000000000000C938D625C41A97790F08102368B4264597D482BB066188
    10|20000000|485489|2017-09-16 03:09|  1041|1801310B|000000000000000000DF2449F82D5A027B3656A9164F4A075C58AB86AD35A38C
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   136|20000000|485601|2017-09-16 19:10|  2175|1801310B|0000000000000000005E7E1C2155336E2E5C0813770CD6BE3E0DD6546627EB56
   137|20000000|485629|2017-09-16 23:28|  2025|1801310B|0000000000000000005E888D617D9C7EB6C0EF84202DB56F0145238D00BE0875
   138|20000000|485636|2017-09-17 00:13|   123|1801310B|0000000000000000002C5BF7993FC154096C662B3356360242315032647902D4
   139|20000000|485635|2017-09-17 00:12|   756|1801310B|000000000000000000077A12A5419685678452D7DDD92A41F2712755C1DD8853
   140|20000000|485626|2017-09-16 22:57|  2305|1801310B|0000000000000000011A79CCD1CEFCE3BD7A26481CCF337F187E326F56840DE7
   141|20000000|485642|2017-09-17 00:51|   249|1801310B|000000000000000000AE131E814FD6F32D9DA00085FEA010174EFF31044D3495
   142|20000000|485639|2017-09-17 00:39|  1219|1801310B|000000000000000000EB7910924645841FBE9E94D08F42076D72CD7253C709D2
   143|20000000|485474|2017-09-16 00:56|  1600|1801310B|00000000000000000070BE2278935AAD781E0D3ACFCEADF2290B1E28BAC4ED79
   144|20000000|485640|2017-09-17 00:44|   602|1801310B|0000000000000000008031804A650F43CE7BA754F52A2CC093262467BD3BBA04
   145|20000012|485646|2017-09-17 01:22|   454|1801310B|00000000000000000118AE66C8F0BBD0037EF70417AD9F1AC6F1DF29041183C4
   146|20000000|485674|2017-09-17 04:30|  1781|1801310B|0000000000000000005FF909651C029DE827D9421C1EE25A3EC00FDAC58B771A
   147|20000000|485579|2017-09-16 15:31|  1157|1801310B|0000000000000000005175279D06EA252CD4A5DD4B378AC3DE188E2EFBB81B38
   148|20000000|485677|2017-09-17 04:42|   233|1801310B|000000000000000000A2D0CA5B697BD6B73F96DFAB25D32D81A8619488111321
   149|20000000|485620|2017-09-16 21:28|  1000|1801310B|000000000000000000EDF884BDA556CBE481EE22A1A9A9DCB37A3D2F1A532BD8
   150|20000000|485654|2017-09-17 02:21|   798|1801310B|000000000000000000917A0F6F4F54881F143916FC618DAFBB6D8959CAAA8585
   151|20000000|485685|2017-09-17 06:09|   768|1801310B|0000000000000000006C9382223A502089711CE36E3BAB8B72221B87C288CDFD
   152|20000000|485690|2017-09-17 06:48|   241|1801310B|000000000000000000ABDB6ABEB0ECF72D531CD12E3F00F7B51F59D584AC00A1
   153|20000000|485623|2017-09-16 21:49|   293|1801310B|000000000000000000772FA60C075C57B8BA2DB277A84454E1F8E27C3C307B10
   154|20000000|485648|2017-09-17 01:39|  1226|1801310B|000000000000000000B54E173EDE777F67C585FF7A61C3DDBB4E8C2A256DF162
   155|20000000|485645|2017-09-17 01:19|  1698|1801310B|000000000000000000FAF390A0E4AD594731B2F88C6EBDF7F15F150BDCA52A10
   156|20000000|485650|2017-09-17 01:59|   878|1801310B|00000000000000000017DF63327FC4B94DFFFD172474DCCF054F15B452F15355
   157|20000000|485660|2017-09-17 03:10|    73|1801310B|00000000000000000124F53A92043041E56A9DE0D1DB5DF4EB0318B9A6FA7E4C
   158|20000000|485653|2017-09-17 02:14|   527|1801310B|0000000000000000008C8251455416EE8C0E206A23F5CAFB2BD3506A2A416386
   159|20000000|485591|2017-09-16 17:31|  1025|1801310B|000000000000000000799DD184872066577EC76F72637ACBC95BEE603334E4BB
   160|20000000|485662|2017-09-17 03:19|    51|1801310B|000000000000000000EC1D663A6E7C4D96B60F8BA9120AB1A9EAD1671C73B703
   161|20000000|485663|2017-09-17 03:20|   259|1801310B|0000000000000000009069FFAE0ACFCA1DAF029E12F54792CA833E146F85C81A
   162|20000000|485702|2017-09-17 08:33|  1131|1801310B|000000000000000000864E9C42B3F56BCD2F5D77F2F4AA42A8A252AE7471A5E8
   163|20000012|485666|2017-09-17 03:27|   302|1801310B|000000000000000000462E69E1A49B8138CD4F1BA9348FEAC76FCB79CE502493
   164|20000000|485658|2017-09-17 03:06|  1276|1801310B|000000000000000000F24F3D98D97B380DE10B6FE403B1A4F64BE6F23E3B4A95
   165|20000000|485667|2017-09-17 03:28|   251|1801310B|0000000000000000005BADAC0910623794EE8813D63D768A4E5984A68FAC2EAC
   166|20000000|485669|2017-09-17 03:34|   554|1801310B|000000000000000000ADD5D8F44105B52B9F4E62880D82A3ECF9317960FD6C78
   167|20000000|485661|2017-09-17 03:18|  1062|1801310B|0000000000000000006D162FAD911C5CF10FCF640470EA0191499A933AA4DE73
   168|20000000|485673|2017-09-17 04:11|   536|1801310B|0000000000000000008196A4A5728BF0D813200910272421CDC9E6E80541A274
   169|20000000|485676|2017-09-17 04:40|   622|1801310B|0000000000000000007F58044FF0A8DF43BF594A623D65F4BF304C92230283A6
   170|20000000|485672|2017-09-17 04:06|  1287|1801310B|0000000000000000000922F6B37C039CC6E35B85B0191CB09CB30DC470BC092F
   171|20000000|485683|2017-09-17 05:51|   915|1801310B|000000000000000000224922D992A8F243E5CF9DB4A2C36CD1E4B35347382094
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   175|20000000|485671|2017-09-17 03:56|  1222|1801310B|0000000000000000006438C0E47EFB17A90A0AF42596C6C63C04D0CA76FF29AF
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   177|20000000|485684|2017-09-17 06:01|   972|1801310B|00000000000000000074C4ADD9C55488F99EE2F22B6D6D93F95B73E91D1CA6CD
   178|20000000|485688|2017-09-17 06:38|  1242|1801310B|000000000000000000A5CDF3721B31978C265DCDB4335E97EE429EC21D5D55D9
   179|20000000|485711|2017-09-17 09:46|   792|1801310B|000000000000000000BA101696CE588CDFA51788B2B14186EBDB379BF8DE1175
   180|20000000|485699|2017-09-17 08:06|   101|1801310B|000000000000000000D2D2354955F438B58FD762B0D5E57ACAE62C50F898C815
   181|20000000|485687|2017-09-17 06:28|  1327|1801310B|00000000000000000122D3F1176479209378FDFAAA45E99CC3CC9C8546655CFB
   182|20000000|485689|2017-09-17 06:44|   579|1801310B|00000000000000000009BD49334F0D1DD75CF4200BA88EC7D4ADD48B88F82F47
   183|20000000|485603|2017-09-16 19:40|  1728|1801310B|000000000000000000E6795C1AD37B70D2CE4018C69E90B768B604951B027ED6
   184|20000000|485720|2017-09-17 11:00|   358|1801310B|0000000000000000003A6FD4177E95DC1C03F0AB618F4526FC302E6CF8A1B82C
   185|20000000|485478|2017-09-16 01:48|  2100|1801310B|00000000000000000015008790966FE39EEB8A6AF26DAD22D1C38DE6E65A7FFC
   186|20000012|485712|2017-09-17 09:56|  1126|1801310B|000000000000000000B34A7BED8EECBD71EF493E6F5F4DA857525E741755439D
   187|20000000|485695|2017-09-17 07:54|   962|1801310B|0000000000000000004AE4EAE283CD08334860403747BAC6E50C76E876AE9BA4
   188|20000000|485679|2017-09-17 05:07|  1854|1801310B|0000000000000000008C61E42BFA261216B5B3C2CAD176852F6FEDF5298E2489
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   191|20000000|485717|2017-09-17 10:40|   542|1801310B|000000000000000000C1EFB93FB27E2955FD761DF3FDACF769E205B3432C3EC4
   192|20000000|485707|2017-09-17 09:20|   788|1801310B|000000000000000000B13A9271D360FA6BF77EA4379B8D3167E7F44F39DDFA2C
   193|20000000|485644|2017-09-17 01:17|  1388|1801310B|00000000000000000077FE74384915351A42194696B6E222706EF10BFEAA7431
   194|20000000|485655|2017-09-17 02:22|   221|1801310B|00000000000000000076D669728589125EB23B084FB82633199709F9360AE9B4
   195|20000000|485665|2017-09-17 03:24|    94|1801310B|000000000000000000024F71745433C4F54CD2F6B5DE52FBC33F0FD47A468D5C
   196|20000000|485723|2017-09-17 11:45|  2358|1801310B|0000000000000000010280050C5C48EEEFFDC5C824C5B306D68BB34B6B9EE504
   197|20000000|485682|2017-09-17 05:44|  1172|1801310B|00000000000000000018B15A5F097E5555B6DCCC94D1F17321A857C5746AB6B9
   198|20000000|485729|2017-09-17 12:55|   883|1801310B|0000000000000000010A990E52A42756DE41415F09B5581CFF86F6831DA3E6C3
   199|20000000|485698|2017-09-17 08:05|   742|1801310B|000000000000000000AA49AC12C1D9D328BDADE8C6CBF9983B48FB9031AD71DB
   200|20000000|485616|2017-09-16 21:17|  1465|1801310B|000000000000000000C36F55B34568CD49AD81DD115A48334FC6DFFB6F88CF1C
   201|20000000|485700|2017-09-17 08:07|   108|1801310B|000000000000000001209EBB0BA6423504D68F33C2B93C050BD241E938DF63E8
   202|20000000|485716|2017-09-17 10:34|  1549|1801310B|00000000000000000097DBED6428084352D120A29C4BB5D48B7F9A1AE36A7FD6
   203|20000000|485686|2017-09-17 06:11|   336|1801310B|00000000000000000059100A0CAA94CC600D00890677D40AAE27B1DF877C5B60
   204|20000000|485633|2017-09-17 00:03|  1081|1801310B|0000000000000000011F76C46B8C2076E7AFB18F89E82CDFAF74A09570FB6D87
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   206|20000000|485696|2017-09-17 07:58|   480|1801310B|0000000000000000008D5230FF8B1D11415C7AF949655530D6777D59BEB091B2
   207|20000000|485724|2017-09-17 12:01|  1787|1801310B|0000000000000000002089735604FF2D95C19918BDD18AC85FB97B50ABD5AF97
   208|20000000|485649|2017-09-17 01:54|  1244|1801310B|0000000000000000009B9A02A1A1045E9F4F9E6B09C6177193AB51DEA19601EA
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   210|20000000|485730|2017-09-17 13:29|  2356|1801310B|00000000000000000053B6C0008A04B7FB3AE4CC1CA8D64DE2E4695DB479D4C9
   211|20000012|485681|2017-09-17 05:32|  1684|1801310B|0000000000000000006D171808B005A496D1BE799A6E6BDE7F3B6CEB217BF129

To be honest, more recent blocks are more mixed but this shows that blocks need not have unique version numbers, 2000000016 is perfectly OK

I had a look at version numbers in a collection of about 650000 blocks up to April 2021:

Version        1 occurs 215047 times
Version 20000000 occurs 167991 times
Version        2 occurs 140752 times
Version        3 occurs 29304 times
Version        4 occurs 27212 times
Version 20000002 occurs 15833 times
Version 20400000 occurs 12413 times
Version 20C00000 occurs 10688 times
Version 20800000 occurs 10348 times
Version 3FFFE000 occurs 7605 times
Version 2000E000 occurs 5944 times
Version 3FFF0000 occurs 5547 times
Version 20000001 occurs 4976 times
Version 27FFE000 occurs 3644 times
Version 2FFFE000 occurs 3639 times
Version 37FFE000 occurs 3619 times
Version 20002000 occurs 2414 times
Version 30000000 occurs 2058 times
Version 3FFFC000 occurs 1934 times
Version 20000012 occurs 1217 times
...

I know that each block has a different "block version" right?

That is wrong. Most blocks currently will have the same version number. Even if they differ, no guessing is involved. The number has a well defined meaning.

Each block has a unique Block-ID, perhaps this is what you are thinking of. The Block ID is a hash of the Block header. It isn't stored as a separate data item in the block data as transmitted over the network.

I wonder if you are thinking of block height? This is stored in the first few bytes of the unlocking script of the first transaction in the block - which is the miner's "coinbase" transaction.


For example see https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/block/765019 and open the "Technical details" section

Version 55468032010  210fc00016 Version [bits] 1000010000111111000000000000002

That is the version number displayed in decimal hexadecimal and binary representations. It looks like what I think of as version 2, with some ASIC-boost data embedded.

If you ignore the ASIC-boost and soft-fork readiness signalling, I think the actual version number in the "top 3 bits" is always the same in blocks mined since somewhere around 2012. Those three bits are always 0012 so the first nibble (half-byte) is 00102 or 00112 which is displayed as 2 or 3 in hex.

Whether you think of 0012 as "1" or "2 and sometimes 3" seems to be unspecified. It is defined as a three-bit number in the "top" end of a little-endian four-octet signed integer and these are uncommon so there probably isn't a natural informal interpretation.

Bitcoin block version numbers are pretty weird but they are not exactly the result of guessing (Though the ASIC-boost part kinda is, AFAIK,WIVF).


Further reading:

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  • so if i use my own mining script..the block version will be 0x20000000 right? Commented Nov 29, 2022 at 6:56
  • Yes that is right Commented Nov 29, 2022 at 10:19
  • Alright, letss gooooo...thank you so much sirrr :D Commented Nov 29, 2022 at 10:58

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