[bitcoin-dev] fork types (Re: An implementation of BIP102 as a softfork.)
kanzure at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 23:10:05 UTC 2015
On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Adam Back via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> There is also another type of fork a firm hard fork that can do the
> same but for format changes that are not possible with a soft-fork.
I was drafting an email for a new thread with some links about this topic,
instead I'll just send this as a reply now that we are writing down fork
auxiliary blocks and evil soft-forks or forced soft-forks:
soft-fork block size increase using extension blocks:
bip102 forced soft-fork:
extension blocks were also discussed in this interview:
.... also there was something about a "soft-hard fork".
some discussion from today re: origin of the term evil fork, evil
soft-fork, forced soft-fork:
some much older discussion about extension blocks and sidechains:
some discussion about "generalized soft-forks" and extension blocks and
some discussion about evil forks and evil soft-forks and extension blocks:
segwit soft-fork makes use of a similar idea:
Note: I am taking the term "forced soft-fork" from petertodd; it's pretty
much the same thing as "evil fork" in every way but intent.
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