Downloaded the latest bitcoin core tar ball 0.9.3. New install for test and development. This thread relates only to the TESTNET, I haven't tried on the production network. When launching the bitcoind everything works as expected until it reaches block at 26859 where it stops adding blocks. Nothing happens after no more blocks are requested. After some debugging, it appears that the next block 26860 contains a transaction that fails verification, so it won't validate the block. These blocks (that are failing) are more than 2 years old, but I didn't expect to hit this hurdle so early in the game. Can anybody shed some light ? Am I doing something wrong here? DOwnloaded the bitcoin tar from the official web site and checked the signature.
Anyone can easily reproduce this on the testnet network. Any help appreciated.