[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin Protocol Specification

Krzysztof Okupski k.okupski at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 14 14:44:32 UTC 2014

I've renamed it to "Bitcoin Developer Specification" a little while ago.
Maybe it should rather be named "Bitcoin Developer Reference"? Either
way, creating a good description of Bitcoin is an incremental process
and there are certainly many quirks I'm not aware of. I hope that
together we will soon be able to fill in the missing gaps.

Warm greetings,
Krzysztof Okupski

On 07/14/2014 01:26 PM, Mike Hearn wrote:

> Nice work, but please don't call it the "Bitcoin protocol spec". Your
> document is not a spec. It is an attempt to describe in English the Bitcoin
> protocol, but anyone who implemented it based on your description would get
> it wrong. For example you didn't mention the SIGHASH_SINGLE bug and many
> other important areas like the difficulty transitions are also left
> unspecified.
> As a loose description of the protocol for newbies it's an invaluable
> resource and perhaps we should link to it from the developer guide. As
> something that claims to be a specification it is quite possibly dangerous
> - the only spec that matters is the C++ original.
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