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Author: Eric Voskuil
To: Jorge Timón
CC: libbitcoin
Subject: Re: [Libbitcoin] What about Segwit? Kicks in in 12 days..
On 08/12/2017 12:44 PM, Jorge Timón wrote:
> A simpler first step would be for libbitcoin to support bip113 and
> bip68/bip112.

These are implemented in v3.3.0.

> Ideally by also implementing bip9 for sf activation, which
> could be used for segwit too.

Since bip9 cannot reactivate after its window closes there is no reason
to implement it for CSV.


> On 10 Aug 2017 21:09, "Eric Voskuil" wrote:
>     On Aug 10, 2017, at 5:00 AM, Luke Dashjr wrote:
>>     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.

>     https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0050.mediawiki
>     <https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0050.mediawiki>

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

>     Pull requests welcome.

>     e