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Alternative Implementation Bcoin Mines its First Block

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Alternative Implementation Bcoin Mines its First Block

Reading Time: 2 minutesBTC.com successfully completed midwife duties for the very first Bcoin block that made it onto Bitcoin’s mainnet. Block #457010 timestamped 04:30:51 on March 13 was found; some blocks were orphaned in the making. On February 10, Bcoin, Purse.io’s Bitcoin full node reimplementation of the Bitcoin consensus protocol, was publicly released into the wild. BitPagos had been the first to run…

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Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

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Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the context of Satoshi Nakamoto’s early warning to Gavin Andresen in 2010 on Bitcointalk against building minority versions of the Bitcoin protocol, secondary implementations were at the time dubbed “menace” to the network. “I don’t believe a second, compatible implementation of Bitcoin will ever be a good idea. So much of the design depends on all nodes getting exactly…

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