29 Jan '17, 11pm

poor Bitcoin Unlimited crew lost 13 BTC trying to fork the network the memes make themselves

You missed a great opportunity for alliteration: Bugged block brings blanket BU bans. :P I'm not sure if this block or viabtc's invalid coinbase txn block is a more interesting failure. This one is a nice demonstration of what actually happens when someone attempts to perform a blocksize hardfork. In December Bitcoin Unlimited introduced a bug -- not reserving enough space in the block for coinbase transactions-- that they recently shipped in BU 1.0 (it doesn't appear that there were any earlier release candidates with it). The impact of this bug is that in common mining configurations (including Bitcoin.com which AFAIK is run with the direct involvement of BU) this can result in somewhat oversized blocks, even when configured with a maximum of a million bytes. Then, as an intentional part of their design, the BU software will also forward oversized blocks if someone creat...

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