Can several Blockchains be merched into one new Blockchain?

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asked Aug 15, 2018 by anonymous

1 Answer

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No, this is not possible. Every block in the chain has a reference to its parent block (except the Genesis block). So If you could merge two chains then you would have to change the parent block of one of the blocks in the chains. So, no, this is not possible.

Think of it like that:

[chain_0] Genesis -> ch0_block1 -> ch0_block2 -> ....

[chain_1] Genesis -> ch1_block1 -> ch1_block2 -> ...

In order to merge the two chains you would have to do something like the following:

...ch0_block2 -> ch1_block1

This is not possible though since each block carries a hash code which has reference to its previous block.
answered Aug 16, 2018 by kgiannis
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