[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin XT Fork

Marcel Jamin marcel at jamin.net
Mon Aug 17 19:40:55 UTC 2015

His account on that website was also compromised.

2015-08-17 21:02 GMT+02:00 Anon Moto via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>:

> Satoshi,
> As much as I want to believe this is you it's very difficult to ignore the
> fact that Vistomail could have been hacked and I'm currently speaking to a
> troll.
> Can you copy and paste what you wrote above, to
> http://p2pfoundation.ning.com as well, like how you did during the Dorian
> fiasco?
> Much appreciated.
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Satoshi Nakamoto via bitcoin-dev <
> bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> 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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