All signs point to a smooth activation of SegWit. Miners overwhelmingly indicating intention to activate it via SegWit2X, UASF nodes steadily increasing. Huge majority of remaining nodes SegWit capable. Remaining nodes protected by SegWit’s backwards compatibility.

I've been getting a lot worried and pessimistic comments on my posts lately but I have to believe that those are from very misinformed people or intentional trolls.

To see miner support go to the bottom of https://coin.dance/blocks and note that over 99% of blocks are either signalling for segwit already or have indicated they are on board with SegWit2X, meaning they will shortly begin to signal for segwit and reject blocks that don't signal for segwit. So it doesn't look like there will be any chain split that lasts more than one block given that overwhelming support, and those are totally normal splits that get reorganized away all the time.

At https://uasf.saltylemon.org you will see that UASF nodes are steadily on the increase. These nodes will not diverge from SegWit2X miners if those miners simply follow through on their statements.

At https://bitnodes.21.co/dashboard/ you can see that well over 80% of nodes are running Bitcoin 0.13 or higher which means that they will also activate SegWit natively when the rest of the network activates it.

And of course 100% of nodes are going to continue to function fine because SegWit does not break legacy clients.

Oh, and also transactions are all clearing quickly at very reasonable fees.

Network uptime remains at 100% with no interruptions.

It's almost as if sensationalist reports and alarmism get a disproportionately high share of voice.

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Does Bitcoin transaction has information on remaining bitcoins with the sender? [duplicate]

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I am new to Bitcoin and have gone through a couple of video introductions and articles. I have few questions on Bitcoin transactions:

1) I read that the sender needs to encode the numbers of remaining Bitcoins with him in the transaction. This is to say if Alice has 50 Bitcoins and she wants to transfer 40 to Bob, her transaction data would have two destinations: 40 BTC to Bob’s address and 10 BTC to Alice. But I looked at the below link with transaction data:

https://blockchain.info/block/0000000000000000003434300a3196f759c78ccba63a3e79eb2a3476d6bd6731

This does not have any case where the sender is same a recipient. Is it that this info is excluded for web reporting or am I missing something.

2) How are the number of transactions in a block decided? I know that block size has a limit but how is it determined which transactions would a block pick from pool of unconfirmed transactions?

Regards, Gaurav

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