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Bitcoin devs are intentionally conservative in order to prevent mistakes like these. This bug was easily avoidable.

"After seeing the minimal review the changes had undergone and the large number of lines changed, I thought it reasonably likely that a bug might have slipped in"

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"How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity — in short: what mathematicians call "elegance"— are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?"

Edsger W. Dijkstra

cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transc

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Hello everyone, I've purposefully avoided facebook/twitter but this looks interesting... Thanks for starting it!👍

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Dude, upgrade your connection or collapse with terrablocks 2018-08-09 21:08:19 ERROR: AcceptBlockHeader: prev block not found

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FYI the math for 'nBits' in your header doesn't check out. 2018-08-09 21:17:36 ERROR: AcceptBlockHeader: Consensus::ContextualCheckBlockHeader: 000000000000001daed8bac77bdf571441649e51732e91bec984cf97a39005a1, bad-diffbits, incorrect proof of work (code 16)

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