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What happen if some blocks are added simultaneously with same previous hash

In all of the blockchain samples that I see e.g. adilmoujahid, Savjee as I checked, they added previous Hash by creating a block. Suppose that, L is the current last block in a chain. Block A and ...
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Is there a difference between bytes and virtual bytes (vbytes)?

In an Optech newsletter, size is referred to using vbytes. Is there a difference between vbytes and bytes? If so, what is the difference?
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Jelurida Public License (jpl) and IGNIS ico

I've heard alot of hype from several sources about IGNIS coins receiving a share of new coins it is used to forge, but when I finally got round to reading the JPL it appears NXT is the coin that will ...
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Has a hard fork ever occurred?

BIP 50 describes the 2013 event in which a block chain fork persisted for several hours. Its first paragraph reads: A block that had a larger number of total transaction inputs than previously seen ...
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how to prevent losses after a hard or soft fork

i learned about hard and soft forks from this question; now i have a basic understanding about forks; but the answers of that question did not say what happens to transactions on the stale chain; if i ...
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How do the nodes divide after a hard fork? Soft Fork?

After a hard fork, what happens to the full nodes? Say 11,000 BTC full nodes existed prior to the fork. Do all 11,000 end up supporting both BCH and BTC? Or does BCH start building it's own network of ...
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Replay protection HF or SF?

I am naively under the impression that just about anything can be a soft fork nowadays, and that this is one of the benefits of Segwit. Also, it seems that many claim in order for Bitcoin Core to ...
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can blocks remain capped to 1MB forever?

this is perhaps more of an economics question than a bitcoin question, but i'm wondering if it would be viable to leave the block size capped at 1MB for all time and simply let a series of rules ...
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Can old coins be banned by a soft fork?

Satoshi Nakamoto is supposed to own 1.000.000 bitcoins on a thousands of wallets, and most of them are untouched since early blocks. This stake can potentially flood the market, so miners could ...
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What is a hard fork?

When people talk about possible changes to how Bitcoin works they sometimes say a particular change would require a hard fork. What does that mean? Can a hard fork cause problems?
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How exactly bitcoin consensus rules are forced?

There are some rules, called consensus rules. For example, block generation fee amount. And it is said that "change to consensus rules is hard-fork". But how exactly the consensus rules are forced? ...
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Why are pre-softfork blocks are not causing problems for post-softfork clients?

i read the answer to this question and got some new one. As far as i understand how a soft fork works, it means that post-softfork clients with new consensus rules accept only blocks that follow ...
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Does BIP148 (UASF) offer any replay attack protection?

Is there any protection against replay attacks in BIP148? Despite the popular name (UASF), it's effectively a hard fork (in the sense users with old nodes will be on a different chain), is there any ...
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What is “Emergent Consensus” as a Mining Pool Support proposal?

I would regularly check coin.dance/blocks for updates on Segregated Witness and Bitcoin Unlimited popularity among miners. Another proposal called "Emergent Consensus" has appeared. Could someone ...

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