[bitcoin-dev] Making AsicBoost irrelevant

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Thu May 12 02:33:13 UTC 2016


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On 11 May 2016 22:27:09 GMT-04:00, Tom Harding via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>On 5/10/2016 2:43 PM, Sergio Demian Lerner via bitcoin-dev wrote:
>>
>> If we change the protocol then the message to the ecosystem is that
>> ASIC optimizations should be kept secret.
>
>Further to that point, if THIS optimization had been kept secret,
>nobody
>would be talking about doing anything, as with countless other
>optimizations.

The optimisation has been independently discovered two or three times (Spondoolies and maybe Bitmain).
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