[bitcoin-dev] BIP 113: Median time-past is a HARDfork, not a softfork!

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Nov 2 05:06:36 UTC 2015

On Monday, November 02, 2015 4:27:50 AM jl2012 at xbt.hk wrote:
> Currently, a tx maybe included in a block only if its locktime (x) is
> smaller than the timestamp of a block (y)
> BIP113 says that a tx maybe included in a block only if x is smaller
> than the median-time-past (z)
> It is already a consensus rule that y > z. Therefore, if x < z, x < y
> The new rule is absolutely stricter than the old rule, so it is a
> softfork. Anything wrong with my interpretation?

I agree, false alarm. Somehow I had confused the comparison of locktimes this 
morning. :(

Sorry about that,


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