Let's say a miner created an invalid block and the network catches the miner red handed. Then the miner loses all the coins staked on that block. What I do not understand is where do these coins go?


My understanding is that they are burnt.

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    Can you add a reference to a particular implementation? I'd say it depends on the designer of the algorithm. – Ismael Oct 21 '18 at 22:10
  • @Ismael agreed. It's what happens in Tezos for example. If someone catches it, it gets part of the bond and the rest is burnt. medium.com/@Tezzigator/… – FFF Oct 22 '18 at 1:38
  • What do you mean by burning of coins? Where happens to the input scripts? and to whom are the output scripts assigned to? – Kashish Khullar Oct 22 '18 at 7:23
  • Ethereum does not have input/output scripts, as it uses an account model rather than UTXO – Tjaden Hess Oct 22 '18 at 21:20

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