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

Eric Lombrozo elombrozo at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 21:08:12 UTC 2015

I was saying that somewhat tongue-in-cheek...sorry that didn't come through
in the text.
On Jul 5, 2015 2:05 PM, "Justus Ranvier" <
justus at openbitcoinprivacyproject.org> wrote:

> 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
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