[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin XT Fork

jl2012 at xbt.hk jl2012 at xbt.hk
Sat Aug 15 19:10:26 UTC 2015


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Satoshi Nakamoto via bitcoin-dev 於 2015-08-15 13:43 寫到:
> I have been following the recent block size debates through the
> mailing list.  I had hoped the debate would resolve and that a fork
> proposal would achieve widespread consensus.  However with the formal
> release of Bitcoin XT 0.11A, this looks unlikely to happen, and so I
> am forced to share my concerns about this very dangerous fork.
> 
> The developers of this pretender-Bitcoin claim to be following my
> original vision, but nothing could be further from the truth.  When I
> designed Bitcoin, I designed it in such a way as to make future
> modifications to the consensus rules difficult without near unanimous
> agreement.  Bitcoin was designed to be protected from the influence of
> charismatic leaders, even if their name is Gavin Andresen, Barack
> Obama, or Satoshi Nakamoto.  Nearly everyone has to agree on a change,
> and they have to do it without being forced or pressured into it.  By
> doing a fork in this way, these developers are violating the "original
> vision" they claim to honour.
> 
> They use my old writings to make claims about what Bitcoin was
> supposed to be.  However I acknowledge that a lot has changed since
> that time, and new knowledge has been gained that contradicts some of
> my early opinions.  For example I didn't anticipate pooled mining and
> its effects on the security of the network.  Making Bitcoin a
> competitive monetary system while also preserving its security
> properties is not a trivial problem, and we should take more time to
> come up with a robust solution.  I suspect we need a better incentive
> for users to run nodes instead of relying solely on altruism.
> 
> If two developers can fork Bitcoin and succeed in redefining what
> "Bitcoin" is, in the face of widespread technical criticism and
> through the use of populist tactics, then I will have no choice but to
> declare Bitcoin a failed project.  Bitcoin was meant to be both
> technically and socially robust.  This present situation has been very
> disappointing to watch unfold.
> 
> Satoshi Nakamoto
> 
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