if you follow this link, you will see a specific bitcoin address. If you look closely at the
prev_out field, it is not an outpoint structure. Inside of the protocol specification under transactions, you can find the outpoint structure.
The outpoint structure is:
Field Size Description Data type Comments 32 hash char The hash of the referenced transaction. 4 index uint32_t The index of the specific output in the transaction. The first output is 0, etc.
prev_out in the above query is structure as:
Why is this different? What am I misunderstanding? Is blockchain.info not following the Bitcoin protocol for transactions on their json messages?