Network fork safety enhancements
Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed compuxting platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized
A number of changes to the way Bitcoin Core deals with peer connvections and invalid blocks
have been made, as a safety precaution against blockchain forks and misbehaving peers.
Unrequested blocks with less work than the minimum-chain-work are now no longer processed even
if they have more work than the tip (a potential issue during IBD where the tip may have low-work).
This prevents peers wasting the resources of a node.