[Bitcoin-development] multisig, op_eval and lock_time/sequence...

Joel Joonatan Kaartinen joel.kaartinen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 21:32:00 UTC 2011

It's propably best to create a separate p2p network for off-band
information like this. No need to involve the blockchain with it.

- Joel

On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 16:18 -0500, Gavin Andresen wrote:
> One more thought on putting arbitrary stuff in the scriptSig:
> Miners could decide to revolt and remove the extra scriptSig
> information before including the transaction in their blocks. They'd
> still get the full transaction fee, and the transaction would still
> validate so the block would be accepted by everybody else.
> Come to think of it, if a node relaying transactions wanted to save
> bandwidth costs or be annoying, it could also strip off the extra
> information before forwarding it, so this isn't a reliable
> communication mechanism. It is probably a much better idea to use
> another protocol to gather signatures.

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