[bitcoin-dev] Making AsicBoost irrelevant

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Wed May 11 22:50:30 UTC 2016


On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 03:16:58PM -0700, Simon Liu via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> > giving one
> > manufacturer/licenser a huge influence in who is successful in a market
> > that we're all relying on remaining rather flat.
> 
> Central planning is a slippery slope.  Let the market decide the winners
> and losers.  It's not feasible to hard fork every time an innovation or
> perceived unfair advantage appears in the space.

That's why we're asking the market right now, and any actual hard-fork to make
AsicBoost irrelevant would be voted on by miners themselves and in turn, the
economic majority, again letting the market collectively decide.

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