[bitcoin-dev] Thoughts on Forks, Scalability, and other Bitcoin inconveniences.

Justus Ranvier justus at openbitcoinprivacyproject.org
Sun Jul 5 21:05:43 UTC 2015

On 07/05/2015 03:53 PM, Eric Lombrozo wrote:
> Perhaps I didn't write that so well if I gave that impression. Perhaps
> taking a look at some of my work in this space would make you think
> otherwise. (yes, I've implemented an entire SPV stack from scratch...look
> it up.)

I get concerned when I hear statement like "the raison d'etre of bitcoin
is trustlessness" because it implies that Bitcoin promises infinite
security, which has never been the case.

I don't think we can meaningfully discuss Bitcoin security issues if
every proposal is compared to a straw standard of perfection which is
achievable. When everybody expects infinite security then the perfect
turns into the enemy of the good (and the achievable).

Justus Ranvier
Open Bitcoin Privacy Project
justus at openbitcoinprivacyproject.org
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