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It's work done by revler1082, to introduce the Monero variant of compact blocks.

As to what it's supposed to do, here's a quote from the github discussion which pretty much sums it up.

fluffypony wrote:

@NanoAkron @revler1082 I think let's stick to Compact Blocks for now, XThin isn't massively well-specced, and there are other issues with it. Here's a good write-up where @gmaxwell responds to that presentation.

Also, this is security software - simpler is better. All we're really trying to accomplish is for a node to say "here's the header, what transactions do you need?"All we're really trying to accomplish is for a node to say "here's the header, what transactions do you need?" - no bloom filter, no complexity

It's work done by revler1082, to introduce the Monero variant of compact blocks.

As to what it's supposed to do, here's a quote from the github discussion which pretty much sums it up.

fluffypony wrote:

@NanoAkron @revler1082 I think let's stick to Compact Blocks for now, XThin isn't massively well-specced, and there are other issues with it. Here's a good write-up where @gmaxwell responds to that presentation.

Also, this is security software - simpler is better. All we're really trying to accomplish is for a node to say "here's the header, what transactions do you need?" - no bloom filter, no complexity

It's work done by revler1082, to introduce the Monero variant of compact blocks.

As to what it's supposed to do, here's a quote from the github discussion which pretty much sums it up.

fluffypony wrote:

@NanoAkron @revler1082 I think let's stick to Compact Blocks for now, XThin isn't massively well-specced, and there are other issues with it. Here's a good write-up where @gmaxwell responds to that presentation.

Also, this is security software - simpler is better. All we're really trying to accomplish is for a node to say "here's the header, what transactions do you need?" - no bloom filter, no complexity

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It's work done by revler1082, to introduce the Monero variant of compact blocks.

As to what it's supposed to do, here's a quote from the github discussion which pretty much sums it up.

fluffypony wrote:

@NanoAkron @revler1082 I think let's stick to Compact Blocks for now, XThin isn't massively well-specced, and there are other issues with it. Here's a good write-up where @gmaxwell responds to that presentation.

Also, this is security software - simpler is better. All we're really trying to accomplish is for a node to say "here's the header, what transactions do you need?" - no bloom filter, no complexity