[Bitcoin-segwit2x] Strong 2-Way Replay Protection

Marcel Jamin marcel at jamin.net
Sun Oct 8 21:03:09 UTC 2017

You can't really compare chains with differing rulesets.

Am 08.10.2017 22:52 schrieb "bitPico via Bitcoin-segwit2x" <
bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org>:

> This is a technical working group not one for speculation. If two chains
> emerge the weaker one MUST protect itself. We will know the weaker chain
> almost instantly when block 494,784 is passed. Until block 494,784 this is
> a non-issue.
> > On Oct 8, 2017, at 4:40 PM, Jameson Lopp via Bitcoin-segwit2x <
> bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > It seems clear to me that there is going to be a chain split, so the
> question comes down to who is going to put in the effort to protect users
> from accidentally sending crypto assets that they had no intention of
> sending. Without strong native two way replay protection at the protocol
> level, the responsibility will fall upon every wallet and service provider.
> As a result I'd expect to see a longer period of disruption /
> inaccessibility than we saw with the BCH fork, and probably several orders
> of magnitude greater instances of nontechnical users making mistakes to
> their own detriment.
> >
> > I suspect that such a situation is destined to happen sooner or later
> given the permissionless nature of forks. The grand experiment must go on!
> >
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