[bitcoin-dev] BIP Final status

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Feb 8 22:57:34 UTC 2016


On Monday, February 08, 2016 10:41:00 PM Peter Todd wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 10:17:55PM +0000, Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> > Additionally, https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/315 proposes to
> > upgrade five additional from Draft to Final status, and preferably needs
> > ACKs from the champions of the BIPs:
> > 
> > BIP 50: March 2013 Chain Fork Post-Mortem, by Gavin Andresen
> 
> It may be good to update BIP 50 with the new information that calling it
> a "hard fork" misses subtleties about what happened during that fork. In
> particular, 0.7 rejection of the chain was non-deterministic, based on
> having seen a re-org in a specific way.

I agree BIP 50 could use some rephrasing, but the May 2013 change was 
definitely a hardfork, despite the problems with the pre-March protocol.

Luke


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