[bitcoin-dev] Making AsicBoost irrelevant

Allen Piscitello allen.piscitello at gmail.com
Thu May 12 02:31:33 UTC 2016

And anyone who would have discovered it independently would have been free
to implement it.  That's the issue, not that there's an optimization.

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 9:27 PM, 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.
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