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Author: Luke Dashjr
To: libbitcoin
Subject: Re: [Libbitcoin] What about Segwit? Kicks in in 12 days..
On Thursday 10 August 2017 11:46:23 AM mlmikael@??? wrote:
> The logics will kick in in 12 days ( https://xbt.eu ) so I guess.. in
> absence of Segwit, libbitcoin deployments will fork off the main chain and
> also be unable to make transactions, until Segwit is implemented?

Segwit is a softfork, so old nodes will continue to operate fine, just with a
loss of full-node security. But alternative implementations never quite have
full-node security anyway simply because they can't be guaranteed to enforce
the rules exactly.

That being said, it would be a good idea for libbitcoin to update so its
wallet can take advantage of the new features.