[bitcoin-dev] hypothetical: Could soft-forks be prevented?

Daniel Wilczynski wilczynski.dan.dw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 06:40:18 UTC 2017

Hi Dan.

What might be better aim is to have built in wipeout protection? In
softfork scenario this would protect a majority threatening a minority
with a wipeout if they do not opt in to some soft-fork consensus

This could be partly done done by having automoated consensus critical
checkpoints, for example at 100 blocks deep. Maybe there are better

This would in effect turn softforks into hardforks.


Daniel Wilczynski

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