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OP_2MUL

INFO

Opcode number: 141
Byte representation: 0x8d
Short description: Fail the script unconditionally, does not even need to be executed.

OP_2MUL is a disabled opcode in the Bitcoin scripting system.

Historical Context

OP_2MUL was originally intended for multiplication operations, specifically to multiply the top item on the stack by 2.

Due to concerns about potential vulnerabilities and the desire to simplify the scripting language, OP_2MUL (along with several other opcodes) was disabled early in bitcoin's development.

Operation

Because OP_2MUL is disabled, any script that contains it will render the transaction invalid regardless of context.