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BIP9: What happens if I make a segwit transaction after lock in but before activation?

Will it be treated a anyone-can-spend or do the nodes enforce the new rules? Along the same lines, what exactly happens when we say a soft fork is activated? Are the enforced at the time SF becomes ...
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Why are transactions not used for signalling?

Currently miners can signal for certain BIP proposals. But users cannot signal, that's why they need to indirectly force miners to vote for them, using UASF's. But why are transactions not used for ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Bitcoin forks (soft, hard, intentional and unintentional)

I was looking to study the history of Bitcoin forks including the 2013 incident that may or may not have been a Hard fork depending on your definition.
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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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What is the limitations in Bitcoin's network that can't be change by a Soft Fork?

I'm trying to understand why (Or how) there is all kinds of different version for the Bitcoin nodes? I saw that if one node is following the Protocol limitations it can act as a valid node. Is ...
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What are the risks of a lower-than-95% activation threshold for soft forks (particularly SegWit)?

95% seems exceptionally conservative, especially given the evidence of vetoing by a subset of Bitcoin miners. What risks does, say, 60% over a longer activation period hold vs 95% for SegWit?
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Is a replay-attack-proof soft fork possible?

Say there is a soft-fork. A is the chain that implements it, B is the chain that has a transaction that's valid pre-soft-fork, but invalid post-soft-fork, so it's following the old rules. We know that ...
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How is SegWit a soft fork?

Reading this section of BIP144, I noticed the followng statement: Parsers supporting this BIP will be able to distinguish between the old serialization format (without the witness) and this one. ...

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