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Bitcoin Orphan blocks - short question about the “time lag” factor and proof-of-work “size”

"However, it is possible that two miners produce a block at a similar time. This situation occurs because the acceptance of the blocks into the blockchain by the nodes of the blockchain network ...
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What is the future of blockchain in 2020? [closed]

What will be the future of blockchain in 2020
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Can a blockchain's transactions be reversed?

Blockchains are often described as 'immutable' (meaning the history cannot be rewritten after the fact), but is this really true? How easy is it to change the history? I have read about the Etheruem ...
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A Blockchain that merges mining forks and could be more power-efficient? [closed]

I'm new to blockchain technology so I'm sorry if I'm using wrong terminology. This is not a Bitcoin question, but a general blockchain question. Imagine a theoretical blockchain that uses gradual ...
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Chain Race: How to know chain-length of competing chain?

If a fork happens, miners mine on the block they receive at first. Further, they only forward the block they received first (so the block they will use to mine)! So it can happen that 10% of the ...
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What happens when the last added block in a blockchain is corrupted?

What happens when the last added block in a blockchain is corrupted? Is it still possible for the block to be accepted by a majority of the miners?
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“Fork choice rule” : A general term? or a specific algorithm?

Is "Fork choice rule" a general term including all the algorithms used for choosing a branch among other branches in a fork (including longest chain rule in Bitcoin etc) ? Or is it a specific ...
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How can Bitcoin protect itself from a “dumb majority soft fork”?

Let's say a majority of miners change to using software that prohibits timelocks. This would be a softfork, so the blockchain would still look valid to nodes using the previous software, however nodes ...
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Stochastically, fork can influence on block generation time?

I have known that we can calculate a network hashrate using ellipse time during 1 round(2016 blocks for adjusting difficulty) Stochastically, we can calculate a contribution of all miner for one ...
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Bitcoin Core mempool after disconnecting a block

After reading this answer by Pieter about "undo files" I'm wondering what happens with transactions that were included in orphaned blocks but are left out the new blocks when "rolling back". Are they ...
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How bitcoin nodes update UTXO set when their latests blocks are replaced?

Let's say bitcoin node has 100 blocks. Then he recieve another two blocks. Now it have 102 blocks. But now he recieve block 103. And this block is from another chain and our node have to remove blocks ...
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Does the pool miners in mining pool receive the same block in case of a fork?

For example there are 2 mining pools A and B and they mined a block in same time. Then, A mining pool got a block that A mining pool mined? Or nodes in mining pool receive independently so they ...
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I mined in early 2010 with a cpu miner and just found my keys after forgetting all thease years, no joke need info please

who is the best most reputable bitcoin recovery company? I have added details and questions about our situation below Thank you And God Bless what was the mining program from the devs back then? I ...
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Bitcoin fork resolution - Fork losers download previous blocks 'til common block?

When resolving a naturally occurring fork in Bitcoin, do the miners who were working on the orphaned fork download previous blocks from the miner who won the block reward that resolved the fork until ...
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why 'increasing the block size above 1 MB requires a hard fork.” actually not require fork?

in this link, they say “increasing the block size above 1 MB requires a hard fork.” In this example, an actual block chain fork is not required—but it is a possible outcome. but i can't ...
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what happens if a miner include a transaction already exists in another block?

Suppose that I have a Transaction A. (txA) I send my txA to bitcoin network and full node validate it and put in Mempool and starts to broadcasting it. A Miner A connect to a fullnode to create a ...
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What happens to the transactions included in the forks?

Let: a) the vector triplet <x,y,z> refer <height, index, parent_index> b) blocks, block100, block110 (of height 1) are mined together and they both refer previous block block00[null] (of ...
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Why isn't the block hash used to calculate accumulated work?

Why is this idea flawed? It doesn't seem to be a bad idea at first, because the miners should be incentivized to extend existing chain, instead of to "remine existing blocks", since such "remining" ...
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Would it be possible to create a soft-fork for reducing miner reward?

Context: There is a bet going on r/bitcoin about the possibility of doing a user activated soft fork for reducing current miner reward to 0.25 BTC. One of the users says the bet had two points: the ...
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I have a Bitcoin ABC full node. How do I split off Bitcoin SV?

I have some BCH in a Bitcoin ABC full node, which is currently running 0.18.5. I want to obtain the corresponding Bitcoin SV without spending on both chains at the same time and losing the BSV. I am ...
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how to create a transaction that can only run in bch-abc using javascript?

I use the "bitcoincashjs" or "bch-lib" and want to add a new opcode "OP_CHECKDATASIG" to output.How to do? const utxo = { 'txId' : '...
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How was FORKID used in Bitcoin Cash at the original fork point and in all upgrades since?

References: https://github.com/bitcoincashorg/bitcoincash.org/blob/master/spec/replay-protected-sighash.md https://github.com/bitcoincashorg/bitcoincash.org/blob/master/spec/2018-nov-upgrade.md It ...
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How many coins will be available after bitcoin cash fork?

I am confused about bitcoin cash fork. Will Bitcoin Cash disappear and its name change to the Bitcoin cash ABC? or after hash war there will be only one coin?
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Consensus issue, sync. stuck at “Synchronizing sporks - 25%” - PIVX fork

I've been working on a PIVX fork for some time, to better understand blockchain infrastructure and coding in general. I have been able to modify all parameters, remove checkpoints, set up a new ...
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How can Bitcoin Cash be blocks ahead of Bitcoin SV

After the Bitcoin Cash & Bitcoin SV fork, Bitcoin Cash is happy to be "ahead" of Bitcoin SV, but how is this possible? aren't blocks supposed to be mined constantly every 10 min?
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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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Ardor Transaction was generated on a fork error

I tried to sign a transaction and then broadcast it, but I get the following error: Error! Failed to broadcast transaction: ecBlockHeight 221000 does not match ecBlockId 932...., transaction was ...
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What would happen if I publish a modified version of an earlier block? Would it be rejected immediately by peer nodes?

I am reading the book "Mastering Bitcoin" and have finished reading Chapter 2 and 10, but I still don't find the answer. Suppose the current main chain has 5 blocks: B0 <- B1 <- B2 <- B3 &...
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What are Forward Blocks?

Mark Friedenbach says "Bitcoin’s Block Size Can Be Increased Without Hard Fork". Can someone ELI5 what are Forward Blocks?
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Transaction in orphaned block question

This is a theoretical question. Assuming that a transaction (TX_A) with me on the receiving end gets added to the blockchain, I should be able to spend the amount I received. So I go on and spend it ...
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When does a blockchain fork resolution happen?

I understand that the forks are resolved by largest proof-of-work etc. but when do the miners decide to resolve a fork? Is it a network consensus or do each individual miner resolve at their own pace?
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Bitcoin version conundrum

Given that the Bitcoin node software not centrally controlled (auto updated) and many different versions and implementations exist around the world, how would a core change be possible if it is not ...
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What is the longnest blockchain fork that has been orphaned to date?

On this thread, the user asked what is the longest unintentional fork that Bitcoin had suffered. From the answers present, Bitcoin never had a >4 block fork until 2012. It has been 6 years though, ...
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Blockchain gets stucked if no blocks are mined

Yesterday I decided to fork a project, just for fun and to learn more about it. So, I forked a project, I generated my own genesis block, changed timestamps, nounce, keys, reset the min chain work. ...
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How can forks coexist even though only one of the is the longest chain?

We know Bitcoin has some forks like Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. They make a new branch on chain, so how can they coexist without the shorter branches being discarded, and just the longest chain staying ...
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Why choose the longest chain before checking for double-spending?

Can we make the following changes to the current POW protocol to better avoid double-spending: a) For full/mining nodes that receive two chains, check if there are identical addresses that occur on ...
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Is it possible to append new blocks to a block of arbitrary age?

First of all, I'm aware of 51% attacks and how they work. Though, I was wondering, if Bitcoin and other blockchains allow appending cryptographically valid, new blocks to blocks of arbitrary age (if ...
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How to hard fork a altcoin? [closed]

I have created a altcoin using the reference of LTC and already 170k blocks were formed. Now i want to change the conformation time as well as i want the difficulty to start from base difficulty....
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What happens to old transactions in case of a fork?

I'm confused about forking. What happens to the 'old' version of a blockchain and related transactions/data in case of a fork. Can they still be deleted or does the new branch still depend on them to ...
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Get transaction after certain (tx, block, time or other) using insight-api Bitcoin CASH

Now i can get all transactions by address (Bitcoin Cash) using this request to api: https://test-bch-insight.bitpay.com/api/txs/?address=qptaxxrqcz7qunclcvlcza9an6qlqqhzlya2d4e4fn But i want to get ...
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How to fork a cryptocurrency [closed]

I have cloned a coin and changed some variable to make it my own coin. I have launched it and have a few mining pools mining my coin. Going through the code I notice I have an error and the reward ...
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Why is a softfork unable to divide the network?

I was wondering why a soft fork cannot in principle divide the Bitcoin network as a hard fork can. I understand that a soft fork, by definition, involves only tightening the consensus rules, but the ...
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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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what is forking attack? and different between forking attack and selfish mining?

I am a student who studies block-chain for these days. I have a question about forking attack and selfish mining in mining strategies as you see picture below I don't understand why miner should ...
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Would nine 1MB transactions potentially create havoc on the BitcoinCash network

It appears that the BitcoinCash chain is still on its original BCH main chain, and non-upgraded mines/exchanges/wallets can still transact there. What then would happen if nine (or more) 1MB ...
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Miners and Nodes: what are their role in protocol updates?

What are the different roles of miners and nodes for protocol updates (governance)? Which group is more important?
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Any methods or tech to reduce the size of blockchain?

Are there any techs/methods applied or going to be applied on the bitcoin network to reduce the size of blockchain. It is really a burden for peroson to run a full-node especially on vps. Or what ...
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Did I lost the chance to get my BCH from Aug 2017 fork?

I had some BTC before the BCH fork in my wallet, but I didn't know I could claim the same quantity on BCH too, I've just read about how "hard fork" works :( Then I sell my BTC, that means now I ...
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Explanation of probability of forks in the Bitcoin blockchain

I am reading this paper on how information is propagated on the Bitcoin network. The authors present a model to predict the rate at which forks occur in the blockchain which is given as below Here, F ...
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Is it possible to copy BTC balances of only some addresses while forking

I want to fork a Blockchain for private use, however I want to keep only balance of some known adresses for example if my adresses are @A(10BTC), @B(20BTC), @C(30BTC) I want to see same adresses with ...