[bitcoin-dev] BIP65 / CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY deployment

Eric Lombrozo elombrozo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 23:52:12 UTC 2015

Please do it.
On Jun 25, 2015 3:33 PM, "Peter Todd" <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:

> BIP66 adoption is quite close to 95% and will likely be enforced for all
> blocks in a few more days; now is time to think about how CLTV will be
> deployed, particularly given its benefits to much-needed scalability
> solutions such as payment channels.
> While I'm both a fan and co-author of the Version bits BIP(1) proposal,
> it hasn't been implemented yet, and the implementation will be
> relatively complex compared to the previous soft-fork mechanism. I think
> there is good reason to get CLTV deployed sooner, and I don't think we
> have any lack of consensus on it. The CLTV code itself has been
> extensively reviewed in the form of the "mempool-only" pull-req, has
> been included in the Elements sidechain prototype by Mark Friedenbach,
> has been running in production on Viacoin for six months, and has a few
> working demos of its functionality implemented. It's also been famously
> described as "What you thought nLockTime did until you actually tried to
> use it."
> To that end I'm proposing that we simply use the existing median block
> version mechanism previously used for the nVersion=2 and nVersion=3
> soft-forks for CLTV. This mechanism is well-tested and understood, and
> would allow CLTV to be easily backported to v0.10.x (even 0.9.x) with
> little risk for rapid deployment. In the event that another soft-fork is
> proposed prior to BIP65, nVersion=4, enforcement, we do have the option
> of setting in motion yet another soft-fork as the median mechanism only
> requires forks to be serialized in sequence - it does not prevent
> multiple soft-forks from being "in-flight" at the same time.
> Thoughts? If there are no objections I'll go ahead and write that code,
> using the same thresholds as BIP66.
> 1)
> https://www.mail-archive.com/bitcoin-development@lists.sourceforge.net/msg07863.html
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