It's a really nooby question, and with no doubt asked before, but if someone could tell me

a)how are other clients found

b)how is the information send to them

(please explain in a simple way, because I haven't messed with the bitcoin protocol itself)


1 Answer 1

  1. They're found using a gossip protocol.
  2. Transactions are sent using this structure: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Transactions
  • While these links probably answer the question, would you please put some more explanation here?
    – Murch
    Jan 25, 2014 at 14:19
  • Other clients are not found using DHT. bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/3536/…
    – Nick ODell
    Nov 8, 2014 at 16:38
  • sorry guys. answered this way back before even doing proper research on it :( - can't delete because it's accepted so I tried adding some more info. Jun 23, 2015 at 22:50

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