[bitcoin-dev] Making AsicBoost irrelevant

Tom Harding tomh at thinlink.com
Thu May 12 04:01:29 UTC 2016


On May 11, 2016 7:33 PM, "Peter Todd" <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:

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

The idea that a precedent can be set, whereby those who seek or are awarded
mining optimization patents risk retaliatory consensus changes, is very
unrealistic, and such a precedent would actually encode a dependency on the
insane patent systems of the world into the protocol development process.
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