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Non-confirming block signalling
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Tomas via bitcoin-dev
2017-05-05 11:24:49 UTC
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I propose a method to mark blocks to indicate that they were generated
without verifying the previous block. This can be done by using a bit of
the version field.

This would counter the reduction of security caused by what is known as
"SPV-mining".

The BIP is here:
https://github.com/tomasvdw/bips/blob/master/bip-non-confirming-block-signalling.mediawiki

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Bryan Bishop via bitcoin-dev
2017-05-05 13:01:40 UTC
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On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:24 AM, Tomas via bitcoin-dev <
Post by Tomas via bitcoin-dev
I propose a method to mark blocks to indicate that they were generated
without verifying the previous block. This can be done by using a bit of
the version field.
see also:
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-December/011853.html

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Tomas via bitcoin-dev
2017-05-05 13:09:17 UTC
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Sorry, I wasn't aware. This is indeed the same proposal.
On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:24 AM, Tomas via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-
generated>> without verifying the previous block. This can be done by using
a bit of>> the version field.
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-December/011853.html>
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