Opcode number: 134
Short description: Fail the script unconditionally, does not even need to be executed.
OP_XOR is a disabled opcode in the bitcoin scripting system.
Originally designed for Bitcoin's script, the
OP_XOR opcode was intended to carry out a bitwise XOR (exclusive or) operation on the top two items on the stack. This operation would take two numbers and produce a new number wherein each bit is the result of the logical XOR between the corresponding bits in the input numbers.
However, as part of a broader effort to reduce potential vulnerabilities and to simplify bitcoin's scripting language,
OP_XOR was disabled early in bitcoin's history along with several other opcodes.
Due to its disabled status, any script containing the
OP_XOR opcode will cause the transaction to be invalidated, regardless of any other conditions or script context.