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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)

marked as duplicate by Nick ODell, Jozef, Scott, Murch Nov 19 '14 at 22:24

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  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 '14 at 14:19
  • Other clients are not found using DHT. bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/3536/… – Nick ODell Nov 8 '14 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. – Luca Matteis Jun 23 '15 at 22:50

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