In part 2 of this sit down with Carl Dong, Murch and Jonas cover the delicate work of modularizing the Bitcoin consensus engine.


In this conversation, we cover:

  - Carl's De-globalize ChainstateManager PR (2:25)

  - Async Block Processing PR

  - Deglobalize class of chainstate manager (g_chainman) (3:40)

  - AssumeUTXO

  - global variables and main (5:25)

  - scripted diff (9:35)

  - 0.8 upgrade consensus failure (11:25)

  - Jorge Timon's libconsensus project (13:10)

  - current libbitcoinconsensus only does script verification (13:25)

  - the case for multiple implementations (14:40)

  - ABI (15:10)


Thanks as always to Matthew Zipkin for the sound engineering.

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