[bitcoin-dev] A Small Modification to Segwit

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Sat Apr 8 16:05:09 UTC 2017


On Saturday, April 08, 2017 3:17:47 PM Jimmy Song wrote:
> Overt ASICBoost is allowed on the network already. Until a proposal
> explicitly blocking overt ASICBoost as a soft fork is activated, this seems
> to be better than the current state which is that overt ASICBoost is
> allowed, but at a cost to BIP9 signals.

No, it isn't allowed right now. Doing it wouldn't invalidate blocks, but it 
would clearly be an attack on the network and cause harm. The same as if 
miners were to maliciously mine only empty blocks.

Luke


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