[bitcoin-dev] BIP proposal: Inhibiting a covert attack on the Bitcoin POW function

Thomas Daede bztdlinux at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 05:46:27 UTC 2017

On 04/05/2017 08:23 PM, David Vorick via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> I have a practical concern related to the amount of activation energy
> required to get something like this through. We are talking about
> implementing something that would remove tens to hundreds of millions of
> dollars of mining revenue for miners who have already gambled that this
> income would be available to them.

The proposed BIP only removes covert ASICBOOST. As long as the ASICs can
also do the non-covert ASICBOOST, it shouldn't have any impact on miner

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