[Bitcoin-development] Transaction Delivery and Storage

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 05:23:42 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Brian McQueen <mcqueenorama at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see the Contracts wiki page talking about,
> 1) Transactions passed around outside the P2P network ...
> 2) ... transaction ... not broadcast right away
> How are transactions created, stored and transmitted?  How will they
> be brought back into the P2P network once they are out?

However you want. The P2P network isn't all the essential to bitcoin.
With patches you can import and export transactions to text from a
regular client.

The distributed algorithm and the block chain are far more essential
to bitcoin than the p2p network is, you could interconnect all bitcoin
systems with morse code operators running spark gap transmitters with
nary an IP packet in sight and it would still be bitcoin.

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