[bitcoin-dev] Defending against empty or near empty blocks from malicious miner takeover?

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 20:44:12 UTC 2017

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Trevin Hofmann <trevinhofmann at gmail.com>

> He stated that "any invalid blocks they produce" will be orphaned. This is
> not false. If non-upgraded miners do not produce blocks that are invalid
> per the new rules, their blocks will not be orphaned. This is consistent
> with Peter's comment.

It's the other part of the statement- the "wakeup call to upgrade" from
producing invalid blocks? They aren't producing invalid blocks.
Additionally, if they want to be even more sure about this, they can run
the so-called "border nodes". No wakeup calls needed.... the point of a
soft-fork is to reduce incompatibility.

- Bryan
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