BIPs bitcoin improvement proposals

99 - Motivation and deployment of consensus rule changes ([soft/hard]forks)

<pre> BIP: 99 Title: Motivation and deployment of consensus rule changes ([soft/hard]forks) Author: Jorge Timón <jtimon@jtimon.cc> Comments-Summary: No comments yet. Comments-URI: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/wiki/Comments:BIP-0099 Status: Rejected Type: Informational Created: 2015-06-20 License: PD Post-History: http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-June/008936.html </pre> ==Abstract== This BIP attempts to create a taxonomy of the different types of consensus forks and proposes a deployment mechanism for each of them. ==Motivation== The security assumptions of p2p consensus-based systems like Bitcoin are not always well-understood, and the best upgrade mechanisms to the consensus validation rules may vary depending on the type of change being deployed. Discussing such changes without a uniform view on the deployment paths often leads to misunderstandings and unnecessarily delays the deployment of changes. ==Definitions== ;Software fo...