[bitcoin-dev] An implementation of BIP102 as a softfork.

joe2015 at openmailbox.org joe2015 at openmailbox.org
Wed Dec 30 16:27:50 UTC 2015

On 2015-12-30 18:33, Marco Falke wrote:
> This is an interesting approach but I don't see how this is a soft
> fork. (Just because something is not a hard fork, doesn't make it a
> soft fork by definition)
> Softforks don't require any nodes to upgrade. [1]
> Nonetheless, as I understand your approach, it requires nodes to
> upgrade. Otherwise they are missing all transactions but the coinbase
> transactions. Thus, they cannot update their utxoset and are easily
> susceptible to double spends...
> Am I missing something obvious?
> -- Marco
> [1] https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Softfork#Implications

It just depends how you define "softfork".  In my original write-up I 
called it a "generalized" softfork, Peter suggested a "firm" fork, and 
there are some suggestions for other names.  Ultimately what you call it 
is not very important.


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