By Amadi Justice Chinonso
Timelocks are a feature in Bitcoin that allows transactions to be locked until a specific point in time. This means that the funds associated with a transaction cannot be spent until a certain number of blocks have been mined, or until a specific timestamp has been reached.
This is achieved through the use of a special type of transaction or an output.
The timelocked transactions can be done by modification of the nlocktime transaction field, nsequence field. One way to create a timelock is by using the nLockTime feature. nLockTime is a variable in a transaction that sets the minimum timestamp or block height at which a transaction can be added to the blockchain.
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