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August 19, 2014, 03:14:58 PM
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The blockchain could be used to provide software update alerts in a decentralised manner. The software would be coded to check for transactions on a specific address. Each transaction to that address would correspond to a software update. The transaction would be using OP_RETURN followed by a 20 byte torrent infohash for the new update. The software would check the transactions and compare the info hash of the current software (which could be stored in a settings file) with the infohash from the latest transaction. If the infohashes are different then an update is available and the infohash can be used to download the update over bittorrent.

How do you bitcoin developers feel about using the blockchain in such a manner?
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