[bitcoin-dev] [patch] Switching Bitcoin Core to sqlite db
tamas at bitsofproof.com
Tue Nov 17 13:54:19 UTC 2015
Isolating storage from the rest of consensus code is technically desirable, but implementations using different storage will be unlikely bug-for-bug compatible,
hence able to split the network.
Such split was disastrous on the network level if partitions were of comparable magnitude - as was the case in the March 2013 fork between versions of Bitcoin Core.
This means high level implementation diversity was great, provided we would get there without blowing up the network on the way from monoculture to true decentralization of code.
Libconsensus is immensely valuable to get diversity, as it makes alternate implementations bug-for-bug compatible for a big part of the consensus code.
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