Monitoring Bitcoin mining pool transaction selection

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Can we detect transaction censorship by mining pools on the Bitcoin network?

I spoke at the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2022 about mining pool transaction selection, my miningpool-observer project, and observed extra, missing, and conflicting transactions between my block templates and the blocks mined by pools. I conclude that we can detect large scale transcation censorship by but haven’t seen any concrete evidence for censorship attempts yet.

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June 6, 2022

0xB10C – Tracepoints and monitoring the Bitcoin network

Jonas, Murch, and I chat about monitoring Bitcoin mining pools and tracing Bitcoin Core. Podcast Page


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February 28, 2022

P2P monitoring

I presented my planned P2P monitoring project to the CoreDev attendees. Slides (reveal-js)