Talk:Block chain

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"More serious forks have occurred after fixing bugs that required backward-incompatible changes." Any more infos on this? What kind of forks respective bugs were this?

Describing the main orphan chains and their reason would also be useful. --Http (talk) 15:33, 1 April 2013 (GMT)

It would be nice if we could start off with an explanation for a layman instead of getting super technical right away. -osmosis

Rename from "Block chain" to single word "Blockchain"?

It seems that much of the writing nowadays uses a single word "Blockchain" instead of two words. We currently redirect Blockchain to Block chain. I would like to propose that we reverse this so that the main article is named Blockchain and Block chain redirects to that.

  • The Oxford English Dictionary and Wiktionary defines the term as "blockchain" with no space.
  • I think Blockchain is now used by the vast majority of sources: Google News currently reports 6,200 results for block chain" and 224,000 for blockchain". Note: "" was excluded from Google search results to prevent false matches.


-- JonathanCross (talk) 01:03, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Satoshi always said "block chain", never "blockchain". I prefer it as two words for this reason and because it clearly disambiguates between the Bitcoin network structure and theymos (talk) 00:40, 10 February 2016 (UTC)