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251d · Bitcoin SV
Some unknown miner is mining max 1MB blocks on BSV.
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Interesting, probably they using outdated mining software?
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i think they manually configured the limit.
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I think so too. The BitcoinSV node software (there is only one implementation) defaults to a much higher softlimit.
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They have some early BU node implementation too. But i guess that defaults to 8 mb.
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BU no longer updates the SV implementation. After Feb. 2020 they will stop working when SV hardforks with the Genesis update where among other things P2SH will be removed.
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Interesting, then they lose a lot of software diversity.
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The BSV camp don't want node software diversity.
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And what if someone sends some magic bytes which crash the nodes? Then they will have no network for days till they fix it?
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Yes, that is a risk.
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On the other hand the risk of having multiple implementation is that (not intentional) differences in the consensus code can cause a split.
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True. There are pros and cons. However, I think the risk for a split is less dangerous (and much less dangerous than many make it out to be).
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I agree. Btc has had multiple implementations for most of its time and I don't know any of such issue.
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A split can be dangerous mostly for exchanges. Loss of the whole network for days are dangerous for the whole economy and for everyone.
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True. If an exchange end up accepting another chain which will later become a minority coin they can loose a lot of money. But I don't see a way to prevent it in an open economy.
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Installing two different core node software, and ensuring the balance is the same on both node. If not, cancel the transaction, and throw it back on the user.
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‘Alt coin’ was a stupid fucking term to begin with. Not every “coin” is a pow, form of digital currency.
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i think bsv had a hard fork since then - if not then they are going to afaik. which will render it incompatible.
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Probably a BTC miner switched to BSV to make some profit.