[Bitcoin-development] Coinbase reallocation to discourage Finney attacks

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Wed Apr 23 13:31:38 UTC 2014


>
> There _are_ consequences though: 95% of the time, you end up buying
> something and paying for it.


Yeah, I was imagining a situation in which people who use Bitcoin regularly
do buy things they actually want, but wouldn't say no to occasionally
getting them for free (think coffees at starbucks etc). So if their double
spend fails, no big deal, they're no worse off than if they didn't try.
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