[bitcoin-dev] Blockchain verification flag (BIP draft)

Gregory Maxwell greg at xiph.org
Sun Dec 6 06:26:15 UTC 2015

On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 2:47 AM, James Hilliard via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> I think something that anyone who isn't validating should be aware of is
> that cgminer(which powers the vast majority of the current mining network)
> doesn't allow for a pool to revert to mining on the previous block due to
> the way chain tracking is implemented.

An interesting potential use for the flag suggested in this draft
would be allowing non-monotone mining for non-verified blocks.

I could add a recommendation for that as well.

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