[Bitcoin-development] Coinbase reallocation to discourage Finney attacks

Gareth Williams gacrux at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 13:12:30 UTC 2014


On 30/04/14 00:26, Mike Hearn wrote:
>     These parties wouldn't generally consider themselves attackers
> 
> 
> Of course not, attackers rarely do :)

If Bitcoin works correctly nobody should have to care if they consider
themselves attackers, defenders, or little green men from Mars. There
are simply nodes that follow the protocol, and nodes that do not.

The fact that you even need to think about who should and should not be
considered an attacker, in the context of your proposed change, should
be ringing alarm bells :)


> What do you think miners exist for?

Ordering transactions.



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