[bitcoin-dev] Forcenet: an experimental network with a new header format

Johnson Lau jl2012 at xbt.hk
Wed Dec 14 11:01:58 UTC 2016


There is no reason to use a timestamp beyond 4 bytes. Just let it overflow. If a blockchain is stopped for more than 2^31 seconds, it’s just dead.

> On 5 Dec 2016, at 19:58, Tom Zander via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> 
> On Sunday, 4 December 2016 21:37:39 CET Hampus Sjöberg via bitcoin-dev 
> wrote:
>>> Also how about making timestamp 8 bytes?  2106 is coming up soon 
>> 
>> AFAICT this was fixed in this commit:
>> https://github.com/jl2012/bitcoin/commit/
> fa80b48bb4237b110ceffe11edc14c813
>> 0672cd2#diff-499d7ee7998a27095063ed7b4dd7c119R200
> 
> That commit hacks around it, a new block header fixes it. Subtle difference.
> 
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