I'm parsing in blocks from my local blk*.dat files, using this excellent website as a guide.
All goes well until file
In my copy of the file, when the parser reaches byte
27871335, it is about to iterate through a set of 64 transaction outputs.
When it reaches the 48th of these, it gets the value
c4f1c2b3b69c42c5 and then reads a VarInt of
fe80ffffff. This is the number of bytes to read for the next
The integer value of the VarInt is
2164260863 bytes (larger than the
blk.dat file of
Note the transaction begins with
ffffffff58. Implying a version of
A hexdump of the block in question can be found here: https://blockchain.info/rawblock/000000000000000000daf7a26d903543377d5cdddb962077e58fd11212479eea?format=hex (Find "fe80ffffff" to see where I am looking)
A. Is this transaction and/or the block legitimate?
B. If not, why is it in my blk.dat archive?
C. What does a transaction version of
D. Is the scriptPubKey size VarInt
E. What is the story behind this block?