[bitcoin-dev] [BIP Draft] Decentralized Improvement Proposals

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Wed Dec 30 17:10:25 UTC 2015

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 4:35:17 PM Tomas via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> In an attempt to reduce developer centralization, and to reduce the risk
> of forks introduced by implementation other than bitcoin-core, I have
> drafted a BIP to support changes to the protocol from different
> implementations.

The premises in Motivation are false. BIPs are required to have a reference 
implementation, but that implementation need not necessarily be for Bitcoin 
Core specifically.

The specification itself looks like an inefficient and bloaty reinvention of 
version bits.


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