Bitcoin Explained - The Technical Side of Bitcoin
Episode 79: The Witness Discount
23 May • 49m
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Sjors stacks sats AND stays humble
Thanks for the explanation.
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Sjors stacks sats (but does not sing!).
Bitcoin Core needs a Jehovah’s Witness discount
Question: the witnesses list is a separated list. is it just like the UTXO set? are these list only stored on fullnodes or something?
Witness data is stored in blocks. They're fysically located at the end so that pre-segwit nodes can ignore it, but otherwise they're really just part of the block. If a node prunes a block, then the witness data is gone. It's not possible to prune the UTXO set (without something like Utreexo). So in that sense they're quite different.
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