[bitcoin-dev] Trustless Segwit activation bounty protocol (aka. bribing the miners)

Alex Mizrahi alex.mizrahi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 18:25:15 UTC 2017


>
> 2B. If Segwit has not activated at height H, Input 1 of the Bounty Payout
> is not valid since it spends a P2WPKH output
>

If SegWit has not activated at height H, P2WPKH is an "anyone can spend"
output.
SegWit is a soft fork, all SegWit transactions must be interpreted as valid
by old nodes.
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