Blockheader

A blockheader is a part of a block in a blockchain. It contains important pieces of information that help to secure and validate the block and the transactions within it. The blockheader consists of several components, including the version number of the block, a reference to the previous block (known as the blockhash), a timestamp, a difficulty target, and a nonce.

The version number indicates the format of the blockheader and helps to ensure that all nodes on the network are using the same rules. The blockhash is a unique identifier for each block and is created by hashing the contents of the blockheader. The timestamp records when the block was created, while the difficulty target is a number that determines how difficult it is to mine a new block.

The nonce is a random number that miners change in order to create a valid blockhash that meets the current difficulty target. This process is known as proof of work and is essential for securing the blockchain against attacks. Overall, the blockheader plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and security of a cryptocurrency network.