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OP_MUL

INFO

Opcode number: 149
Byte representation: 0x95
Short description: Fail the script unconditionally, does not even need to be executed.

OP_MUL is a disabled opcode in the Bitcoin scripting system.

Historical Context

OP_MUL was intended to perform multiplication operations between the two topmost items on the stack.

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

Operation

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