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B'SST: Bitcoin-like Script Symbolic Tracer

Copyright (c) 2023 Dmitry Petukhov (,

Symbolically executes the opcodes, tracks constraints that opcodes impose on values they operate on, and shows the report with conditions that the script enforces, possible failures, possible values for data, etc.

Supports Bitcoin script and Elements script.

IMPORTANT: This program can help uncover problems with the scripts it analyses, BUT it cannot guarantee that there are no problems, inconsistenses, bugs, vulnerabilities, et cetera in the analyzed script. This program itself or the underlying libraries can also contain bugs or other inconsistencies that could preclude detection of the problems with the analyzed script. For some type of problems, the analysis algorithm just cannot detect them at all.

This program should be used as an additional layer of defence in the struggle to detect defects and unexpected behavior in the scripts, much like other things like testing or code audit are used for this purpose, simply reducing the probability of defects being undetected. It can also be used as a tool to better understand the behavior of analyzed scripts.

Elements script interpreter, which is an extension of Bitcoin script interpreter, was used as reference. Efforts have been made to match the behavior of reference interpreter closely, but it will obviously never be a 100%, consensus-correct, match.


Free for non-commercial use. Licensed under Prosperity Public License 3.0.0. This license allows for thirty-day trial period for commercial purposes. There are also exemptions for educational institutions, public research organizations, etc. Please read for the full text of the license. For inquiries, please write to

Contains portions of the code that were originally released under MIT software license. These are code of the CSHA256 class (derived from MIT-licensed code, that was authored by various Bitcoin Core developers) and ripemd160 function (MIT-licensed code, authored by Pieter Wuille). Please refer to the source code of bsst python module for more information on these.

Thoroughness vs speed of analysis

It is highly recommended to have Z3 theorem prover python package installed (see Optional Dependencies below), and run bsst-cli with --z3-enabled=true setting. Without this, a lot of possible issues decectable with help of Z3 will not be detected.

Still, running with --z3-enabled=false (the default setting) can be useful in some contexts, where speed of checking is more important than thoroughness.


Python 3.10 or later is required

Optional Dependencies

For B'SST to be able to use Z3 theorem prover, "z3-solver" python package ( is needed.

For the analyzer to check validity of statically-known public keys, secp256k1 C library ( is needed. B'SST will attempt to find it with ctypes.util.find_library and then load it using ctypes.cdll.LoadLibrary.


Syntax parser is rather basic:

  • Case-insensitive
  • OP_ADD is the same as ADD,
  • The string 'data' can be represented as: 'data', x('64617461'), or 0x64617461. Only single quotes are recognized for strings.
  • Strings in quotes cannot contain whitespace, single quotes, or comment markers. If you need whitespace, single quote, or comment marker in the string, use hex encoding.
  • LE64 value 555 can be represented as x('2b02000000000000'), 0x2b02000000000000, or le64(555).
  • ScriptNum values are represented with normal base10 integers.
  • Data (but not opcodes) can be enclosed in angle brackets (like this: <0x1234>), and these angle brackets will be ignored (for compatibilty with ScriptWiz IDE syntax)

// marks the start of the comment, that spans to end of line. This character sequence can be changed with --comment-marker setting. Note that comments are removed before parsing the rest of the line, and because of this, comment markers cannot appear within quoted strings

Data placeholders

Identifiers starting with $ are recognized as data placeholders: $some_var

Data references

A special format of comment is recoginzed:

OP_ADD // =>add_result will mark the value on the stack after OP_ADD with the identifier add_result, and this reference will be used in the report. There should be no whitespace between => and the reference identifier. There may be whitespace between // and =>, but nothing other than whitespace. In the case when different code paths result in different values assigned to the same reference identifier, an apostrophe <<'>> will be appended to the identifier with different value.

The data reference identifiers will be prepended with & in the report

Note that when enforcement constraints that are structurally equal in a sub-paths are "moved up" the execution path hierarchy in the report, such "enforcements" in different sub-paths, while structurally equal, may contain data refereces that are different between them. When such "enforcements" are "combined", the reported combined enforcement constraint will show these data references in a curly braces, separated by ;. For example, &{a} would mean that one "enforcement" had data refrerence a at particular place, while other did not; &{a;b} would mean that one "enforcement" had data reference a and another had data reference b in the same place.


Specially-formatted comments can be used to put constraints on value on top of the stack: // bsst-assert: and // bsst-assert-size:. The difference is that the former puts constraints on the value itself, while the latter constraints the data size instead of value.

The expressibility of these assertions are limited, as their primary purpose is to help the solver by reducing the range of values to be considered.

For the value on top of the stack constrained via assertion, B'SST will check if the value can happen to be outside the range defined by the assertion expression. If it can, the currently analyzed execution path will be deemed as failed, and in the report the failure will be shown as assertion failed at line <N> or check_assertion_at_line_<N> where <N> would be the line at which the failing // bsst-assert: comment is at.

After the assertion check is successfully passed, the value will be assumed to be constrained by the assertion expression.

The difference between assertion failed at line <N> and check_assertion_at_line_<N> is that the former is detected at the time the assertion is applied at the position in the script it resides on, while the later is detected afterwards, when other constraints are imposed on values, and that may cause the assertion constraints to be violated.

A data reference can be supplied as argument, like // bsst-assert(&ref): or // bsst-assert-size(&ref):, and then the target of the assertion will be this data reference instead of the top of the stack. The assertion will be checked at the place where the assetion itself is declared, not at the place where the data reference is declared.

A witness name in the form of wit<N> where <N> is a number, is also accepted as assertion argument. The witness must be referenced by the script at the time when assertion is checked, otherwise the assertion will be ignored (with a warning)

Assertion expression syntax

After :, a whitespace-separated list of expressions is expected, finished at end of line. The following is recognized in expressions:

  • decimal number: scriptnum equal to the number, for example 1, -33
  • le64(): LE64 value equal to the number, for example le64(0), le64(125)
  • bytes in hex (either as 0x1234 or x('1234'): bytes equal to the hex-encoded
  • string in single quotes: bytes equal to utf-8 encoding of the string

Before these, != can be placed to express non-equality. = can also be placed before these, for readability: =42 is the same as 42. !=le64(0) means "not equal to 64-byte zero", !='abc' means "not equal to the string 'abc'"

Before decimal number or le64 number, >, <, >=, <= can be placed to express "greater than", "less than", "greater or equal", "less or equal", for example >0, <=-44, >=le64(999)

For decimal or le64 numbers, a range expression is recognized: 1..456 means from 1 to 456. Likewise, le64(1)..le64(456)

Within one // bsst-assert: or // bsst-assert-size:, space-separated expressions are combined with OR logic. For example, OP_ADD // bsst-assert: >1 !=8 <=-3 would express that "result of OP_ADD must be above 1 or not equal to 8 or less than or equal to -3". Note that !=8 here is meaningless, because (>1 OR !=8) is the same as >1. So this expression constraints the value to "any representable scriptnum, except -2, -1, 0, 1"

If more than one // bsst-assert: or bsst-assert-size: is placed without any script opcode or data between them, the expressions of the asserts since last opcode or data will be combined with AND logic. For example,

OP_ADD // bsst-assert: >1 <=-3 -44..55
       // bsst-assert: 'a'
       // bsst-assert-size: 1

Will express

((value above 1) OR (value below -2) OR (value between -44 and 55 inclusive))
AND (value equal to 'a')
AND (data size equal 1)

Note that expressions other than "value equal to 'a'" here are meaningless, but included for illustration purposes.

Integers in asserts also impose scriptnum-encoding constraints on their targets. That is, // bsst-assert: 3 0x00 is the same as // bsst-assert: 3, unless ---minimaldata-flag=false, because 0x00 is not a minimal-encoded scriptnum, and, given that values are combined with OR logic, it will just be ignored.

Combining 3 and 0x00 with two separate asserts on the same target value with the minimaldata flag set to true will result in assertion to always be triggered, because then these two will be combined with AND logic, and the result will be an empty set

Asserts with LE64 integers also impose a constraint of 'size is exactly 8 bytes' on their targets.

Mixing scriptnum and LE64 values in assert on the same target value is not allowed, although mixing scriptnums with arbitrary byte expressions is allowed.

Assumptions for data placeholders

Specially-formatted comments can be used to put unconditional constraints on data placeholders: // bsst-assume($name): and // bsst-assume-size($name): to apply assumption to the data placeholder $name.

Assumptions differ from assertions in the following:

  • Only work with data placeholders
  • Applied to corresponding data placeholder regardless of where the assumption or the data placeholder reside in the source file
  • No check is performed to determine if the value can be outside of the range defined by the expression. The constraints defined by the expression are simply assumed to apply to the corresponding data placeholder

In other aspects, assumptions work similar to assertions. The syntax for expressions is the same, different assumptions with the same data placeholder are combined with AND logic, // bsst-assume-size($name): works with data size instead of value, etc.

Note that if conflicting assumptions are placed on a data placeholder, or an assumed constraint on data placeholder might possibly relate to a script failure, you can still see error code check_assumption_at_line_<N> where <N> points to the line with an assumption

Alias names for witnesses

Specially-formatted comments can be used to add alias names to witnesses, like this: // bsst-name-alias(wit0): alias_name. With this, Witness 0 will be shown in the report as alias_name<wit0>.


The reports show:

  • Valid paths: execution paths (branches with branch condition values) that can result in successful script completion

  • Enforced constraints: per-path list of constraints that must be satisfied for the successful script completion. If constraint is identical in all sub-paths, it will be moved up one level of path hierarchy.

    • If constraint condition is always true, it will be marked with <*>
    • If constraint condition is always true in particular execution path, it will be marked with {*} (unless --mark-path-local-always-true-enforcements is set to false)
    • If constraint condition is shown as BOOL(<condition>), that means the condition is passed to CastToBool(): empty data, arbitrary-length block of zero bytes, as well as arbitrary-length 'negative zero' (zero-bytes block ended with byte 0x80) are seen as false, while any other value is seen as true. If it is obvious that the condition is already boolean (like the result of LESSTHAN, for example), the condition is not shown wrapped in BOOL.
  • Model values: possible values for various variables such as witnesses, script result, or transaction fields (in Elements mode, where there are transaction introspection opcodes)

    • If there could be more than one value, the name and the value will be separated with :
    • If it is found that only one value is possible, the name and the value will be separated with =
    • If the value is totally unknown, it will be ?
    • If pattern in --produce-model-values-for specifies more than one sample to generate per analyzed value, the successive values will be printed on separate lines. This list of values will be terminated with : ... if there are more values possible, and with : --- if it is determined that only the listed values are possible
    • Model value samples are generated in a way to have distinct byte sizes if possible
    • If --report-model-value-sizes is set to true, then below each model value in the report will be the line with Size = or Sizes: followed by possible byte sizes for this model value. When not all possible sizes are shown, the list of sizes will end with ..., like this: Sizes: 2, 3, .... When ... is present, that means that the analysis didn't find complete set of sizes, and any size that less than 520 is possible (in the 2, 3, ... example, size 1 still possible)
  • Warnings: possible issues dected while symbolically executing the script, that do not lead to script failure, but it is probably better to examine them and understand if they are problematic or not

  • Failures: Information on detected script failures, with opcode that might have caused the vailure, and stack contents at the moment this opcode would be executed

  • Progress log: if --log-progress is true, the details of checking of 'always true' conditions for enforced constraints, and 'only one possible value' for model values will be reported - namely, the 'probable cause' of why the condition is deemed always true or only one possible value is found, will be printed.

Some opcodes are abbreviated: CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY -> CLTV, CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY -> CSV. For Elements mode, 'a' 'b' CAT will be reported as 'a'.'b'

NOTE: Model values are described as "possible" values in a sense that they satisfy restrictions imposed on them by opcodes, as modelled by B'SST. Since modelling is not perfect, sometimes incomplete, these values can still be invalid if used for execution of the script on "real" interpreter. For example, for ECDSA pubkeys only constraints on size and first byte are modelled, and model value can show arbitrary data for the rest of pubkey.

NOTE: Model value samples are generated independently from each other, that means for $a $b ADD VERIFY your can get 1, 0 as possible values for both $a and $b, even if they cannot be both 0 at the same time

NOTE: With Z3 enabled, failure report may give several possible causes for the failure. It does not mean that all of these conditions are a definite cause of this particular failure. Some of them may be false positives, but this is the nature of Z3 - it gives 'possible causes' for constraint violation, and for the report to give more concrete place of failure, much more constraints would need to be placed by the code, which can significantly slow down the solving times, and there's still no guarantees that you would always get just one definitive cause of constraint violation.

NOTE: If one enforcement condition is always true because of the other enforcement condition, and vise versa, they will likely be both marked with <*>, For example, for DUP 1 EQUALVERIFY 1 ADD 2 EQUAL both enforcements will be marked with <*> (with Z3 enabled). That does not mean that both checks are redundant. Only some of the interlocked checks might happen to be be redundant. You always need to reason about the script logic to understand why certain checks are marked with <*> and if it is wise to remove checks that seem to be redundant.

Path conditions

Execution paths are defined by the conditions on which the execution is branched. These conditions are printed like this:

When not GREATERTHANOREQUAL(wit0, 32) :: [IF @ 27:L12]
 And EQUAL(0, wit0) :: [IF @ 49:L23]
 And INPUT(wit0) has no issuance :: [INSPECTINPUTISSUANCE @ 70:L45]

When the branch are created because of IF or IFDUP, it is assumed that the condition is compared with 1 for "true" branch, and with 0 for "false" branch.

The "false" branch will have not in front of the condition.

When a "script boolean" is involved, the condition will be wrapped in BOOL(), like this:

When BOOL(wit0) :: [IFDUP @ 0:L1]

When not BOOL(wit0) :: [IFDUP @ 0:L1]

Example report

For this rather complex Elements script:

B'SST gives this report:


It is possible to instrument the analysis and add new features with plugins.

Please look at plugins/ for details.

Miner / non-miner distinction

It is important to note that default setting for --is-miner is false, that means that the execution environment of the script will be assumed to be as for the normal network node, not the miner.

Miner can ignore a lot of restrictions that are placed on the normal node, and therefore analysis of the scripts with --is-miner=true are likely to be longer and there are likely to be more possible values for witnesses, etc.

Because of this, --is-miner is false by default.

It is nevertheless important to also perform analysis with --is-miner=true to be able to notice issues that a malicious miner will be able to exploit. Please do not forget to analyze scripts in both miner and non-miner contexts.

Assumptions and omissions of B'SST

B'SST makes certain assumptions, and omits modelling some of the aspects of the script.

Below is (probably incomplete) list of these assumptions and omissions:

CODESEPARATOR is not modelled, and treated as NOP

OP_SUCCESS and "upgradeable NOPs" are not modelled

For non-tapscript modes, Script size limit is not modelled, but the 'number of opcodes' limit is modelled

The following script flags are assumed to be always set (consensus-enforced at the time of writing, mid-2023):


The following script flags are not modelled, because modelling them is practically infeasible, only relevant for things outside of script execution itself, or only apply to non-modelled parts of the script: SCRIPT_VERIFY_SIGPUSHONLY, SCRIPT_VERIFY_CONST_SCRIPTCODE, SCRIPT_VERIFY_DISCOURAGE_UPGRADABLE_TAPROOT_VERSION, SCRIPT_VERIFY_DISCOURAGE_OP_SUCCESS, SCRIPT_VERIFY_DISCOURAGE_UPGRADABLE_NOPS, SCRIPT_VERIFY_DISCOURAGE_UPGRADABLE_WITNESS_PROGRAM, SCRIPT_VERIFY_P2SH, SCRIPT_VERIFY_WITNESS, SCRIPT_VERIFY_TAPROOT for all modes, and SCRIPT_NO_SIGHASH_BYTE for Elements mode.

For SCRIPT_VERIFY_LOW_S, signatures are checked for "Low S" condition only if their data is known statically

Script size limit is not modelled (the limit of 10000 bytes that exists for segwit and pre-segwit)

No API except command line

Currently, the only supported API is the command line.

While it is possible to import bsst module in python and call functions from it, anything inside bsst module should be considered arbitrary and subject to change without notice.

The command line interface may also change, but the changes will be noted in Release notes

Interrupting the solver

When the solver is working, it can be interrupted by sening it a SIGINT signal (usually done with ^C on the terminal). After interruption, the solver will retry an attempt at solving (with different random seeds, unless solver randomization is disabled), for the maximum amount of tries set with --max-solver-tries. To cancel the analysis altogether and quit the program while the solver works, you will need to send a signal other than SIGINT to the program, for example SIGQUIT (usually done with ^\ on the terminal)


Simply clone the repo:

git clone

cd bsst

./bsst-cli --help

The file bsst/ is itself a runnable script without any mandatory dependencies except python standard library. It is possible to just copy bsst/ into a convenient location under convenient name, and run it directly, without installing bsst python module.


    bsst-cli [options] [settings]

Available options


    Show help on usage


    Show the software license this program is released under


    Show version

Available settings

Default value for each setting is shown after the '=' sign

Giving value for the same setting twice replaces the value, except the case where setting is a "set", in which case the set of values assigned to the setting gets updated


    The file of the script to analyze. The dash "-" means STDIN


    If true, Z3 theorem prover (
    will be employed to track and enforce constraints on values processed
    by the script. This will significantly improve the thoroughness of
    the analysis.
    If false, the analysis will be fast, but not as thorough, much fewer
    issues may be detected


    Enabling this will set `--all-z3-assertions-are-tracked-assertions`
    to true, and also shows all triggered tracked assertions as possible
    script failures


    A marker that designates the start of the comment. The comment
    spans to the end of line. Comments are removed before any parsing is
    done on the source, and therefore the comment marker cannot appear
    within quoted strings. Any non-whitespace sequence of non-alphanumeric
    characters is allowed as a comment marker. Using characters that appear
    in your source in non-comment sections might lead to confusion, so
    please use this setting with caution


    A set of "points" in the script to report the execution state at,
    in addition to the usual information in the report.
    The "point" can be an integer - that means the program counter position
    in the script, or the string "L<num>" where "<num>" is the line number
    in the text of the script

    A special value of "*" means that execution state for all opcodes
    will be reported (don't forget to quote `*` in the shell to avoid
    shell glob pattern expansion)


    A set of opcodes to explicitly enable


    Produce 'model values' for fields of transaction, witnesses, and
    the value(s) on the stack after execution has finished (if
    `--is-incomplete-script` is true or `--cleanstack-flag` is false,
    there may be more than one value on the stack at the end of successful
    Model values are the values that, when assigned to said fields, do not
    lead to the script failure. If there is only one such possible value,
    it will be shown with '=' between the name and the value in the report,
    otherwise the separator will be ':'.


    A set of patterns to specify which model values to produce,
    if `--produce-model-values` is true.

    Possible patterns are: 'tx' - to match all transaction fields,
    'stack' for values on the stack (and script result), or a glob pattern.
    Values on the stack are not matched against glob patterns.

    Characters allowed in the pattern: alphanumeric, and '_?*$&()[]!'.
    The names that will be matched against this pattern are:
    data placeholders, data references, transaction field values
    (for example, 'tx_num_inputs', 'OUTPUT_2_VALUE', etc.).
    When matching transaction input/output fields, note that their
    representation can be like `OUTPUT_VALUE($n)`

    The '*' pattern will obviously match anything. Empty set means
    no model values will be produced.

    Pattern can be suffexed with ':' followed by the number of samples to
    produce. For example, 'wit*:3' will produce 3 samples for each witness.
    By default, 1 sample for each analyzed value will be produced.

    Note that if the value itself was never accessed by the script,
    the model value for it will not be produced, even if the
    pattern is given that would match it.


    When more than one sample is generated for model values, they can
    be sorted by their byte size: in ascending order if this setting
    is set to 'asc' or 'size_asc', and in descending order if this setting
    is set to 'desc' or 'size_desc'. For 'asc' and 'desc', the sorting
    will be done by the value itself. For 'size_asc' and 'size_desc',
    the sorting will be done by the byte size of the value, and after that,
    by the value itself.

    Default mode 'default' is special in that it will first show values
    that have distinct sizes in ascending order of their sizes, and after
    that, the rest of the values unsorted


    Add information about byte size of produced model values in the report

    NOTE: reported sizes are sorted in ascending order. If there are
    more possible sizes than reported, it is not implied that sizes lower
    than the reported are not possible. For example, "# Sizes: 1, 2, ..."
    does not mean size 0 is not possible


    Use Z3 to check enforcements for being 'always true': that is,
    the enforcement condition being false means that no valid execution
    paths exist in the script. Turning this setting off skips that
    detection, which means that the analysis will finish faster.

    When condition is detected as 'always true' it will be marked with
    "<*>" in the report. Always-true conditions may indicate either an
    issue with the script (like, doing `$data DUP EQUALVERIFY` instead of
    `DUP $data EQUALVERIFY`), or an opportunity for optimization, if after
    further analysis it is obvious that other conditions make this
    'always true' enforcement unnecessary. Sometimes the enforcement is
    'always true' only in particular execution path (see

    Sometimes 'always true' condition for enforcements can also be detected
    without use of Z3, this settings will not affect these cases.


    Print progress log as the script is analyzed.
    The progress log lines are sent to STDOUT


    In addition to progress log, log info about each solving attempt


    In addition to progress log, log info about each solving attempt
    to STDERR


    Set names for all Z3 assertions generated, making them "tracked".
    This will severely slow down the solving speed. But it may sometimes
    help to find more about the probable cause for 'always true'
    enforcement or for 'only one possible model value'. Automatically
    set to true if `--z3-debug` is true


    Enable running several solvers in parallel.
    if `--parallel-solving-num-processes` is not set, then the number
    of CPUs on the machine will be used. Using parallel solvers is
    likely to speed up the solving. Will be automatically turned off
    if `--use-z3-incremental-mode` is true. Parallel solving is only
    available on the platforms that support 'fork' system call for
    'start method' of python multiprocessing module (that means that
    parallel solving is not supported on Windows or MacOS)


    Number of solver processes to run in parallel. If zero, then
    number of available CPU will be used


    Timeout in seconds after which the Z3 solving attempt will be
    abandoned, and another attempt will start. Zero means no timeout.
    When solver randomization is enabled (`--disable-z3-randomization` is
    false), restarting solver can often help to find solution faster


    Maximum value for solver timeout when increasing timeout is
    employed (via `--solver-increasing-timeout-multiplier`)


    Multiplier to increase the solver timeout after each attempt
    For example, if set to 1.5 and `--solver-timeout-seconds` is 10,
    on the second attempt the timeout will be 15 seconds, on third addempt
    22.5 seconds, etc.


    Maximum timer of tries for the solver to get sat or unsat result.
    After this number of tries, the analyzer will exit if
    `--exit-on-solver-result-unknown` is true, or will continue analysis.
    In the later case, the analysis might not be correct, because the
    assertions of the unsolved case will be ignored


    If true, then when the solver did not produce sat or unsat after
    `--max-solver-tries` attempts, stop the analysis and exit


    Incremental mode will use weaker solvers (and the solver can run
    for a long time for certain scripts). Non-incremental mode resets the
    solver for each branch, and re-adds all constraints tracked from the
    start of the script, so it will re-check all the constraints for each
    branch. But because Z3 will use stronger solvers in non-incremental
    mode, solving times will likely to actually be faster than in
    incremental mode.  In incremental mode, the randomizations of z3 seeds
    or shuffling of assertions will not be performed, and no repeated
    attempts at finding solutions will be performed on 'unsat' from solver.
    Also no attempts to check if enforcements can be 'always true' will
    be peformed


    Disable error code tracking in Z3 assertions. Script failures
    will still be detected as with enabled error code tracking, but
    the failure will be reported as "untracked constraint check failed".
    Disabling error code tracking can speed up solving, at the price
    of losing information about concrete error codes


    If true, final result check will be skipped, and
    `--cleanstack-flag` will be set to false


    If false, named references to values in the script via
    specially-formatted comments will be unrestricted, except that
    apostrophe <<'>> is not allowed. Otherwise, these
    names will be checked to be valid python identifiers


    If true, it is assumed that 160-bit hashes will never collide,
    and the expression "For all x, y, hashfun(x) == hashfun(y) <=> x == y"
    can be deemed true. (NOTE: it is always assumed that 256-bit hash
    functions will never collide)


    A script fragment that is expected to fail if top of the stack
    is not True. Will be looked for right after opcodes that leave the
    'success' flag on the stack, like for example ADD64 or MUL64. Any
    enforcement inside that script fragment, that would otherwise be
    registered, will be ignored. Sequences like `ADD64 VERIFY` can
    be viewed as a single opcode that fails on invalid arguments.
    This setting allows the analysis to do just that. If for some reason
    the script uses different sequence of opcodes to detect such failures,
    like for example `1 EQUALVERIFY`, you can set this option with the
    string "1 EQUALVERIFY", or empty string to disable this mechanism.


    If true, the analysis will assume that only consensus rules apply,
    and policy rules are not (as what would be the case when the script is
    executed by the miner). It is a good idea to analyze both with
    `--is-miner=true` and `--is-miner=false`, to see if the script behavior
    can be different for 'policy rules' vs 'consensus rules'


    If true, Elements opcodes and rules will be enabled


    Rules for script execution. One of: base, witness_v0, tapscript


    If true, error code detection will use implication instead
    of tracked assertions


    Disable randomization for Z3 solver.
    Will likely make solving slower


    Perform Z3 check after each opcode is symbolically executed.
    When true, analysis time for the whole script will likely be longer,
    but some failures might be detected faster. Also might give
    clearer reasons for paricular failure when the failure is detected
    right after the opcode rather than at the end of execution path


    If true, each value pushed on the stack will be tagged with
    the value of program counter at the time it was pushed. This will
    make the analysis treat such values as unique within each execution
    path, even if values might actually be the same


    If true, each enforcement will be tagged with the value of program
    counter at the time it was enforced by the secipt. This will make the
    analysis treat such enforcements as unique within each execution path,
    even if the enforced conditions might be the same


    If true, the opcodes where the order of arguments is not important
    will have their arguments sorted according to their canonical
    representation. For example, ADD(3, 1) will be analysed and represented
    as ADD(1, 3)


    If true, the enforcements that are always true only in certain
    execution path, but not in all valid execution paths, will be
    marked with "{*}"











    If `--minimaldata-flag-strict` is false, immediate data values
    are not subjected to checks: `0x01 VERIFY` will not fail



    Immediate data values are subjected to checks:
    `0x01 VERIFY` will fail, must use `OP_1` (or just `1`) instead

    If true, `--minimaldata-flag` is implied to be true


    If this flag is not set explicitly, it will be false with
    `--sigversion=base`, and true otherwise


    Only checked with statically-known signatures




    Will be false if `--is-incomplete-script` is true


    Opcodes like OP_PICK, OP_ROLL, CHECKMULTISIG access different
    positions on the stack based on their arguments. This means that
    for each possible value of an argument that affects the stack access
    pattern, a separate execution path must be created.
    When `--z3-enabled` is false, B'SST cannot find possible values of these
    arguments, unless they are 'static', i.e. come from explicitly
    stated values, or can be inferred by simple analysis.
    When `--z3-enabled` is true, B'SST will try to generate as many samples
    of the argument value as this setting allows. If the number of possible
    values are less than this limit, for each of the generated values,
    a separate execution path will be created and analyzed. If there are
    more possible values than this setting allows, there will be
    "unexplored" execution paths - a failed paths where the failure cause
    is shown as "The path was not explored". There will also be a note at
    the beginning of the report if there are any unexplored paths present.
    Since each instance of such dynamic stack access argument can create
    many execution paths, successive encounters of opcodes with such
    arguments means exponential growth in the number of paths to analyze.
    If there are too many paths, you may try to reduce the 'analysis space'
    by lowering the value of this setting, or by limiting possible values
    of such opcode arguments with other means, for example with
    `// bsst-assume($arg):` comments, in case these arguments are
    data placeholders.


    Maximum transaction size in bytes (used to limit tx weight as
    max_tx_size*4). Only relevant in Elements mode


    Max possible number of inputs in transaction.
    Default value as per
    Only relevant in Elements mode, and in Elements the inputs are larger.
    This does not take into account the length of the examined script
    either. So the default value should actually be lower, but still, this
    is OK as an upper bound for now. Might adjust default value later.


    Max possible number of outputs in transaction.
    Default value is a very rough upper bound based on max possible
    non-seqwit size for transaction and min size of output.
    Might adjust default value later.


    Set of plugins to load (paths to python files with names
    ending in '')


B'SST: Bitcoin-like Script Symbolic Tracer







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