[bitcoin-dev] Libconsensus separated repository (was Bitcoin Core and hard forks)

Wladimir J. van der Laan laanwj at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 08:47:19 UTC 2015


On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:40:42PM -0700, Eric Voskuil via bitcoin-dev wrote:

> It's a performance sacrifice, and then there's the OpenSSL dependency,
> but these are both optional within our stack - so the application
> developer has the option. So the only downside is that we are
> maintaining the conditional compilation.

Now that BIP66 became active, and only strict DER signatures are allowed, the OpenSSL dependency can be removed from consensus.

Pieter Wuille will do an announcement on this soon.

Wladimir


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