[bitcoin-dev] A Small Modification to Segwit

Jimmy Song jaejoon at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 16:16:05 UTC 2017

> 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.
What's your definition of "allowed" then? Because a miner definitely can
mine only empty blocks and a miner definitely can do overt ASICBoost (using
as little as 1 bit of the version field) right now. I thought you meant
allowed in the sense that if a block is allowed, it is a valid block on the
network. It sounds like you mean something else, perhaps, "a block is
allowed if it doesn't cause harm to the network." I'm not sure how you
quantify that as that seems pretty subjective.
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