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The chainwork value is the total amount of work in the chain.

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Was the time warp attack the only reason it was not safe to compare chains by length?

One of the weaknesses of bitcoin listed on that wiki is that it was once vulnerable to the time warp attack. This attack lets a miner with >50% of the hash power to solve many more blocks in a short ...
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What is chainwork?

If I run the RPC call getBlock on the bitcoin-qt client it gives me field called chainwork containing a hash. I can't find any information what this value is about. Request: getblock ...
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