Stratum

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Stratum is a proposal for an open source client-server "overlay" protocol that enables thin clients. It is currently used by Electrum. While originally announced right before 2012[1], the protocol has not yet been completed and proposed as a BIP for standardisation.

Mining extensions

Main page: Stratum mining protocol

In addition to its use for bitcoin wallets, the stratum protocol is also in common use with mining extensions.

References

  1. Original stratum protocol announcement on BitcoinTalk