Bitcoin SV dealing with orphan blocks
Bitcoin SV dealing with orphan blocks

Bitcoin SV dealing with orphan blocks

By Alfredo de Candia - 19 Apr 2019

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In the past hours, Bitcoin SV has been experiencing new problems due to 6 consecutive orphan blocks.

This led to the net freezing for about an hour and a half. The news of the reorg has been reported in a tweet by Nikita Zhavoronkov, developer specialising in blockchain security.

The cause of this reorg, which led to the creation of these orphan blocks, is not yet clear

.Chris Pacia, of OpenBazaar and BCH developer, commented:

“This is basically exactly the problem the BU gigabock testnet identified. At sizes >100mb the mempools were so out of sync that blocks were basically transmitted as full blocks. BSV had ONE 128mb block and it caused a six block reorg”.

This problem occurred in conjunction with the tweet by Calvin Ayre, BSV’s attorney, regarding the action taken against podcast author Peter McCormack.


Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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