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OP_DIV

INFO

Opcode number: 150
Byte representation: 0x96
Short description: Fail the script unconditionally, does not even need to be executed.

OP_DIV is a disabled opcode in the Bitcoin scripting system.

Historical Context

OP_DIV was initially intended for division operations, specifically to divide the second-to-top stack item by the top stack item.

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

Operation

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