Bitcoin Version Message Addrme/addryou Time Field missing + wrong protocol version

i was doing some research on the Bitcoin addrme / addryou I came across a coin which wanted 8 byte more as a Message. After quite some time looking at 3 wallets ZeroCoin/Raven/Bitcoin i got some results but i cannot understand the issue.

  1. I looked at the Bitcoin Documentation at they mentioned there for the time field follwoing:
    4 time uint32 the Time (version >= 31402). Not present in version message.
    With the not present i was a little confused it is as desribed not present but if you lock at the logic you would think it should be present it compares the protocol Version to be greater than 31402.

Here is the ZeroCoin Wallet where i first saw the issue:

AE 5F 01 00 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B2 42 04 5F
00 00 00 00 00 E1 F5 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF 61 57 43 87
DC 76 00 E1 F5 05 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
22 48 CA CC 0C 98 49 22 12 2F 53 61 74 6F 73 68
69 3A 30 2E 31 34 2E 30 2E 31 2F 9E 4F 04 00 01

See Here Decoding:
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As you can see i needed to add the Timestamp into the message to make of for the 8 byte total longer message

Here is Ravencoin:

8C 11 01 00 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 28 BA 03 5F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF 61 57 43 87 ED A6 0D 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 3D C3 23 3F B8 4D 38
25 2F 52 61 76 65 6E 63 6F 69 6E 3A 34 2E 32 2E
30 28 73 65 65 64 2E 72 61 76 65 6E 63 6F 69 6E
2E 6F 72 67 29 2F C9 F4 13 00 01

Ignore the fact that the strmessage is different it just cosmetic.
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Here is Bitcoin

7F 11 01 00 09 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 44 04 5F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF 61 57 43 87 DC A9 09 04
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 62 22 8D A8 33 26 00 47
10 2F 53 61 74 6F 73 68 69 3A 30 2E 32 30 2E 30
2F AC BC 09 00 01

Decodes to
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So knowing all that information i added debug Code in 3 wallets:
into the Protocol.h (keep in mind that the syntax on raven and zerocoin is slightly different but the prints where at the same spots)

        SER_READ(obj, obj.nTime = TIME_INIT);
        int nVersion = s.GetVersion();
        if (s.GetType() & SER_DISK) {
            printf("nVersion %dn", nVersion);
        } else {
            printf("Not evaluated nVersion %d Type %dn", nVersion, s.GetType());
        if ((s.GetType() & SER_DISK) ||
            (nVersion >= CADDR_TIME_VERSION && !(s.GetType() & SER_GETHASH))) {
            printf("nTime %dn", obj.nTime);
        } else {
            printf("Not evaluated nTime %dn", obj.nTime);
        printf("nServicesInt %dn", obj.nServices);
        READWRITEAS(CService, obj);

Ravencoins Output:

Receive addrMe
Not evaluated nVersion 209 Type 1
Not evaluated nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 0
Receive addrFrom
Not evaluated nVersion 209 Type 1
Not evaluated nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 13
IP:2020-07-07 09:55:24 receive version message: /Ravencoin:4.2.0( version 70028, blocks=1308436, us=, peer=0

It skips Version and Time Reading


Receive addrMe
Not evaluated nVersion 209 Type 1
Not evaluated nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 0
Receive addrFrom
Not evaluated nVersion 209 Type 1
Not evaluated nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 1033
2020-07-07T01:35:08Z New outbound peer connected: version: 70015, blocks=638069, peer=1 (full-relay)

Same thing skip nVersion and nTime


Receive addrMe
Not evaluated nVersion 90013 Type 1
nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 0
Receive addrFrom
Not evaluated nVersion 90013 Type 1
nTime 100000000
nServicesInt 13
2020-07-07 10:01:38 receive version message: /Satoshi: version 90030, blocks=282531, us=, peer=0

This one skips the nVersion cause the type doe not match however it reads the ntime cause it actual holds its protocol Version 90030.

Here are my Questions:

  1. Why does Bitcoin and ravencoin evaluates 219 as nVersion and not their protocol Version as seen with Zerocoin?
  2. Where is nVersion written the 219 i guess its part of the serialisation (i am not a c++ guy)
  3. Is that behaviour wanted that nTime is missing or is this a bug related to not checking against the corrent Protocol Number?

Thank you for your help

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  1. Consider that if an $EXPSPACE~~complete$ problem can be solved in $2^n$ time. It will now fall into the class $EXPTIME$.
  2. Then $EXPSPACE~~complete$ problems are in $EXP$ if they can be solved in $2^n$ time. This means they can reduce into $EXP~~complete$ problems and vice versa.

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