The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

March 17th, 2017

@Devar /r/Bitcoin is run by Theymos, not by Bitcoin Core. Your beef is with him. medium.com/@lopp/moderati…

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@el33th4xor Was the argument “hash power is king even over economic power?” I don’t remember that argument…

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@hcarpach Um, isn’t it pretty clear that’s /not/ the case? If BU devs weren’t able to propose changes to the community, we wouldn’t be here.

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@VinnyLingham You mean in the event of a hard fork? Could at least go with GPU mining PoW.

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@VinnyLingham The problem with CPU based PoW is botnets.

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Some Bitcoiners think that w/sufficient hashpower a chain fork can be quelled into submission. They forget how anti-authoritarian we all are

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I’ll take a protocol war over a nation-state war any day of the week. Crypto anarchy is messy but we still agree that inflation == theft!

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Most of you see “small blockers” fighting “big blockers.” I just see a whole bunch of angry people who haven’t found the Tao of Bitcoin.

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@el33th4xor Can confirm; when I’m neutral I get attacked even more (by both sides) for “supporting the other side.”

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@hash_bg @Excellion By devoting hashpower to orphaning any blocks on the “small block” chain.

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@Excellion FYI, it appears that BU devs have no intention of adding replay protection - their plan is to kill the Core chain instead.

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@DigiEconomist @ryanxcharles I’m pretty sure we’re saying the same thing, though this fork situation is inverted.

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@Amjad198seven If the volatility / uncertainty makes you uncomfortable then sure, you can always sell and come back later.

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The moment you convince yourself that you understand Bitcoin is the moment that you stunt your personal growth in this ecosystem.

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coindesk Bitcoin means different things to different people, and maybe that’s okay: coindesk.com/nobody-underst…

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@ryanxcharles Majority hashrate will follow economic majority in the long term, but not necessarily in the short term…

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@ARKblockchain I think this clarification is positive. BU supporters now know where the bar is for them to successfully hard fork.

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@VinnyLingham “Substantially superceded” doesn’t just mean one attribute such as hash power, though. I agree w/their statement.

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Listen up miners; the economy is speaking. coindesk.com/bitcoin-exchan…

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@desantis @robustus @cryptotraveler I’m not at all worried about such an attack if the attacker has to be within 10 cm of my device.

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@bhec39 Come again? You’re saying I contradicted myself?

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@blocksecure Surprising, but Ethereum transactions also shot through the roof. Someone’s using it for something. etherscan.io/chart/tx

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@mpaleo51 It was somewhat despair this week for BTC holders as it dropped and other cryptos went up.

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I don’t consider myself a trader but I do kind of consider it my duty to sell during hype/mania and buy during despair to reduce volatility.

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@meow_force_one @CharlieShrem If that’s what you want, no one is stopping you.

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@meow_force_one @CharlieShrem Given all the recent performance enhancements, I expect my Pis will still run fine. I’ll let you know.

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@meow_force_one @CharlieShrem Your frustration is understandable; I suggest that you seek the Tao of Bitcoin. coindesk.com/nobody-underst…

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@meow_force_one @CharlieShrem Of course not - more performance improvements will arrive and block size will be increased.

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@prestonjbyrne @izakaminska Heh, you’ll always be able to find outspoken people to be upset about - in any field. That’s just life.

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@jgarzik @ndrchvzz @seweso @Satoshi_N_ I’m down for some BIP109, though not so much for ceding any of my node’s power to miners.

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@paulvigna @BKBrianKelly With a different governance model, sure! But that’s part of what makes this ecosystem a fascinating experiment.

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@izakaminska @prestonjbyrne The fact that fees used to be low != low fees are Bitcoin’s primary value proposition or even engineering goal.

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@BKBrianKelly @paulvigna While a lot of people are wasting time bickering, many folks are quietly building. Not everything is as it seems.

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ryanxcharles Been involved in bitcoin since 2011. We’ve been on the edge of catastrophe the entire time. Bitcoin is the riding a motorcycle of finance.

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@jgarzik @Satoshi_N_ I’m with you there, it really just seems to be an argument about timing. medium.com/@lopp/de-centr…

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@jgarzik @CharlieShrem It is indeed silly to argue about 2X capacity increases when we need to be focused on order of magnitude increases.

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@jgarzik @Satoshi_N_ You’re supporting Emergent Consensus now, right? As a tried, safe, simple technology?

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@jgarzik @Satoshi_N_ Yep, both are true. I’ve been saying the same for years.

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@jgarzik @CharlieShrem And as an opt-in upgrade, SegWit allows the cautious to wait and let others take said risks. 😀

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@CharlieShrem Simple P2PKH sends would be about 30%. Bigger savings for complex P2SH. twitter.com/lopp/statuses/…

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@CharlieShrem But newer nodes still receive the data in a slightly different format, creating a larger block.

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@CharlieShrem When you spend funds from a SegWit address, the signature is stored outside of what older nodes consider “block space.”

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@VinnyLingham @donaldmcintyre_ Could be a bad short term strategy, but I’m optimistic long term.

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