[Bitcoin-development] BlockPow: A Practical Proposal to prevent mining pools AND reduce payoff variance:

Mark Friedenbach mark at monetize.io
Thu Jun 19 20:39:13 UTC 2014


Do you need to do full validation? There's an economic cost to mining
invalid blocks, and even if that were acceptable there's really no
reason to perform such an attack. The result would be similar to a block
withholding attack, but unlike block withholding it would be trivially
detectable if/when full validation was performed.

To protect yourself and to detect incorrect mining software you could
stochastically validate a randomly selected sample of shares, as your
hardware requirements allow.

On 06/19/2014 01:26 PM, slush wrote:
> With GBT, simply hashing the block header is not enough, because pool
> cannot rely on anything provided by the client. Its not only about
> things like withdrawal attacks, but more about hidden bugs in various
> miners. It is extremely hard to do full validation for *every* of
> submitted shares.




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