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gmfcastro Author • Edited

Hey Gabriel ! Good questions, I think i can answer them:

  1. I don't think this is considered a anti-pattern at all, since I am based in the Bitcoin in this post the naming was a definition that Satoshi made, probably to let clear that the value is being generated with Merkle tree. With that said this is basically a decision that is made by the developer so if you plan to develop a fork from Bitcoin (github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin) to create your own coin you can go a ahead and change it. :)

  2. Yes Gabriel like the first answer the block is planned by the developer and they can decide if its important or not to have this field. Personally i think it is a important field to have more transparency of information in the blocks explorer around there. Checkout blockexplorer.com/ and try to find some blocks there and play around it :) (Btw those are real blocks !)