12 Mar '13, 2am

Breaking: Disagreement Between Bitcoin Clients Generates Fork

Breaking: Disagreement Between Bitcoin Clients Generates Fork

Due to a difference between two versions of the Bitcoin client (running v0.7 and v0.8 respectively) a fork has occurred when v0.8 clients generated a block that v0.7 blocks could not process. As a result, the two clients diverged and generated different, separate Blockchains—the functional way that Bitcoin transactions and wallet balances are recorded and kept in sync—due to the fork, suddenly users who use the separate clients would not be able to properly interact with one another. Right now, The Bitcoin Trader has an excellent up-to-date article on the situation and ongoing updates as it proceeds. Read below for an overview of what’s up with the fork and what to expect. Allowing the fork to continue would cause a fundamental split between v0.7 and v0.8, generating two different pools of transactions. The event is being described as an emergency and a warning was sent vi...

Full article: http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/03/11/breaking-disagree...

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More info on the #bitcoin chain fork:

bitcoin.org 12 Mar '13, 3am

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