On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 02:00:27PM -0600, Nathan Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Aaron Voisine <vois...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It could be done by agreeing on a data format and encoding it in an
> > op_return output in the coinbase transaction. If it catches on it could
> > later be enforced with a soft fork.
> >
> >
> Sounds plausible, except SPV protocols would need to include this coinbase
> txn if it's going to help SPV clients. (Until a softfork is activated, SPV
> clients should not rely on this encoding, since until that time the results
> can be fabricated by individual miners.)

Fee stats can always be fabricated by individual miners because fees can
be paid out-of-band.


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