[Segwit2x attack] Here Jeff Garzik is trying to hide 2X nodes : Bitcoin


There is no harm that can come to Bitcoin Core nodes, regardless of their version. They will still ignore invalid blocks and ban the peers that relay them. So in effect, the forked nodes will end up getting banned instead of simply not connecting to you in the first place. The annoying thing is that it will cause needless network churn and some partitioning until the nodes figure out who to talk to and who to disconnect from. It'll also cause some parasitic bandwidth consumption because they'll be able to leech block history from you until a certain point. It just shows that the goal of this fork is to cause the maximum amount of disruption. Old Jeff isn't the brightest programmer in the world, but he knows how to cause disruption when needed.


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