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Something that is very similar to what you describe is the concept of "Uncle Blocks" used in Ethereum. Even there, though, there are no partial blocks and nobody would continue to mine on a "half-finished" block. Ethereum has significantly shorter block intervals which causes multiple blocks at the same height to be found often and allowing to reference them ...


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The article linked argues that the end user controls the rules of BitCoin, much as the fans of a Soccer/Football team controls how the management of the team behaves. The question argues that, because the majority of end users can change the rules, if a majority of end users are dishonest, the proof-of-work system becomes useless because the group of end ...


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The other miners will not be aware that this malicious miner has find the correct hash(win) since he has not propagate it, so they will still try to find the correct hash and some second later one of them will find it correct and propagate it, then cycle will repeat again without anyone knowing that this malicious miner has win second before the one that has ...


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The resolution of the timestamp in a Bitcoin block header is one second. However, if a miner should find a valid proof-of-work and create a valid block, they do not have to wait one second before starting work on a new block. It is perfectly legal for two successive blocks to have identical timestamps. In fact, it is legal for the succeeding block to have ...


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