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In block #59,500 there are 2 transactions

Transaction 1. 6653ad77d695752cff9fe63bbb5702a53807be534c537251d53de06aac5ca093

and

Transaction 2. 72e8781092c01e9eb1c21ba33d52ad6abc42f3807601bcd8b8074d583446346e

Would you double SHA-256 transaction 1 and then double SHA-256 transaction 2 and then combine those and double SHA-256 that value to get the Merkle Root?

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  • Do you know if the coinbase has to be hashed as well? Would you have to copy the first transaction twice because there would technically be 3 transactions to hash? Jun 7 '18 at 16:36
  • The coinbase is included in the merkle tree. You could duplicate the last tx to make an even number for the tree Jun 7 '18 at 17:31
  • And the coinbase is hashed as well then? Jun 7 '18 at 17:41