[Bitcoin-development] Coinbase reallocation to discourage Finney attacks

Justus Ranvier justusranvier at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 18:20:02 UTC 2014

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On 04/23/2014 06:15 PM, Peter Todd wrote:

> But I also agree with Gavin that the bitcoin-development email list
> is a perfectly good place to have these types of discussions. I
> myself have used it repeatedly to publish ideas specifically due to
> wide readership and multiple independent archives.

A development list is a great place to decide how to implement a
technical feature, one that feature has been deemed desirable.

The chief scientist has a platform via which he can publicly announce
proposed protocol changes. Anyone else could do the same.

There are conference happening all the time where people can announce
ideas like this, to give time for the community to hear the idea and
generate feedback.

There is absolutely nothing so urgent about this attack that requires
the consensus process to start here, in a place that most Bitcoin
users don't even know about and wouldn't even know which search terms
to apply to look for such a discussion if they did.

>> PS: We don't even know who runs BitUndo. They seem to have lots
>> of money to spend on web design - I wonder where it came from?
> Actually we do: Eric Springer
> See
> http://www.coindesk.com/double-spending-unconfirmed-transactions-concern-bitcoin/
>  https://github.com/espringe - joined Feb 11 2010
> Anyway that's just twitter bootstrap or something; I hear the
> wizards can pump out a site like that in a few hours.

I stand corrected.

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