[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin Classic 1.2.0 released

Chris Priest cp368202 at ohiou.edu
Sat Jan 7 20:12:29 UTC 2017

Bitcoin Classic only activates if 75% of the network adopts it. That
is not irresponsible or dangerous. It would only be dangerous if it
activates at 50%, because that would create a situation where its not
clear which side of the fork has the most proof of work.

On 1/7/17, Eric Lombrozo via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> Your release announcement does not make it clear that Bitcoin Classic is
> incompatible with the current Bitcoin network and its consensus rules. It
> is a hard fork on mainnet with no safe activation as well as including
> other unsafe changes. There is also no BIP for the hard fork. There is also
> no evidence of community wide consensus for such a hard fork. This is
> dangerous and irresponsible.
> It's wrong to announce software without correctly informing people about
> the contents or risks. Furthermore, there are no release notes in
> https://github.com/bitcoinclassic/bitcoinclassic/tree/v1.2.0/doc nor
> changelog. Without those, it is almost impossible for average users to know
> what is under the hood or what has changed and time consuming for
> developers to assess.
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 2:16 AM, Tom Zander via bitcoin-dev <
> bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> Bitcoin Classic version 1.2.0 is now available from;
>>  <https://bitcoinclassic.com/gettingstarted.html>
>> This is a new major version release, including new features, various
>> bugfixes and performance improvements.
>> This release marks a change in strategy for Bitcoin Classic, moving from
>> the
>> very conservative block size proposal based on compromise to one where
>> Classic truly innovates and provides a long term solution for the market
>> to
>> choose and leave behind the restrictions of the old.
>> The most visible change in this version is the decentralised block size
>> solution where node operators decide on the maximum size.
>> Bitcoin Classic is focused on providing users a way to get onto the
>> Bitcoin
>> network using a high quality validating node for a large set of use
>> cases.
>> Classic presents top notch quality processes in this release, to help
>> anyone
>> running Bitcoin.
>> We include in this release various projects with the beta label. People
>> who
>> want to use the Classic node as an on-ramp to Bitcoin will find them
>> interesting. These projects will need to be enabled in the config by
>> those
>> that want to test them.
>> More background information on this release and Classic can be seen in
>> this
>> video: https://vimeo.com/192789752
>> The full release notes are on github at
>> https://github.com/bitcoinclassic/bitcoinclassic/releases/tag/v1.2.0
>> --
>> Tom Zander
>> Blog: https://zander.github.io
>> Vlog: https://vimeo.com/channels/tomscryptochannel
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