[Bitcoin-development] MtGox blames bitcoin

Troy Benjegerdes hozer at hozed.org
Mon Feb 10 16:30:55 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 03:40:03PM +0100, Isidor Zeuner wrote:
> >
> > What is the official response from the Bitcoin Core developers about
> > MtGox's assertion that their problems are due to a fault of bitcoin, as
> > opposed to a fault of their own?
> >
> > The technical analysis preluding this mess, was that MtGox was at fault for
> > their faulty wallet implementation.
> >
> I'm not a core developer, but I would certainly hope that those
> who have commit access to the Bitcoin repository don't let
> themselves be pressured by a company holding back user funds in order
> to get a patch included into the Bitcoin source code.

This isn't about developers.

This is about venture capitalists taking lots of money from unsuspecting
investors, and MtGox is in a psy-ops PR-war with multiple other exchanges
and lots of places that would like to take their market share and money.

Why do you want the 'official' PR-spin-war response approved by the official
bitcoin developer PR-firm, who's probably being paid by competitors to MtGox?

Name me one single person with commit access to the bitcoin github repository
who is *independent* of any venture capital or other 'investment' connections.

Fortunately for the rest of us, any dumb farmer can create a copycatcoin

Hell, if MtGox hosted their *own* fork of bitcoin I'd run that in a heartbeat.

And for full disclosure, I am available for consulting if anyone would like 
assistance setting up and hosting an independent source code repository that
includes good automated regression tests.

-- Troy

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