[bitcoin-dev] Idea: Efficient bitcoin block propagation

Matt Corallo lf-lists at mattcorallo.com
Thu Aug 6 20:55:15 UTC 2015



On August 6, 2015 8:17:35 PM GMT+02:00, Tom Harding via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>On 8/6/2015 10:16 AM, Sergio Demian Lerner via bitcoin-dev wrote:
>> Is there any up to date documentation about TheBlueMatt relay network
>> including what kind of block compression it is currently doing?
>(apart
>> from the source code)
>>
>
>Another question.
>
>Did the "relay network" relay
>0000000000000000009cc829aa25b40b2cd4eb83dd498c12ad0d26d90c439d99, the
>BTC Nuggets block that was invalid post-softfork?  If so,

The version check was only added hours after the initial fork, so it should have (assuming BTC Nuggets or anyone who accepted it is running a client)

> - Is there reason to believe that by so doing, it contributed to the
>growth of the 2015-07-04 fork?

The reason other miners mined on that fork is because they were watching each other's stratum servers, so the relay network should not have had a significant effect. Still, even in a different fork, miners already aggressively relay around the network/between each other, so I'm not so worried.

>- Will the relay network at least validate block version numbers in the
>future?
>
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