bitcoin core [English]

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  • Scaling Bitcoin [2017] (†845 s.v. "Bitcoin Core"): Bitcoin Core is the open source client of the Bitcoin Cryptocurrency. Initially, the software was published by Satoshi Nakamoto under the Name "Bitcoin" and later renamed to Bitcoin Core. The software validates the whole Blockchain including all transactions ever done. Moreover a wallet, which can be used to transfer funds, is included by default.


  • Bitcoin Core 2017 (†790 ): Bitcoin Core is programmed to decide which block chain contains valid transactions. The users of Bitcoin Core only accept transactions for that block chain, making it the Bitcoin block chain that everyone else wants to use. (†2023)
  • Scaling Bitcoin [2017] (†845 s.v. "Block validation"): Bitcoin Core checks each block of transactions it receives to ensure that everything in that block is fully valid—allowing it to trust the block without trusting the miner who created it. This prevents miners from tricking Bitcoin Core users into accepting blocks that violate the 21 million bitcoin limit or which break other important rules. (†2249)