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

March 19th, 2017

@morcosa @bluematt @pwuille My testnet nodes have no record of 000000000000034ba26cee29d86f20d6ead376aa1b868c14fd13bacac54959de

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@bluematt @morcosa @pwuille Looks to be a 50/50 split between various testnet services

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@bluematt @morcosa @pwuille On testnet I’m seeing two different blocks at height 1094169; seems like a sustained chain fork.

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@SatoshiLite @rubensayshi @mriou Looks like @blocktrail and @BlockCypher are on one fork & @coinbase / blockr & @BitGo are on other side.

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@blocktrail @BlockCypher @coinbase (blockr) @BitGo we seem to have ended up on different testnet forks. @rubensayshi @mriou @SatoshiLite

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@todu77 @TimoSci Correct; a complete understanding is not required to use it. But it is highly desirable if you’re trying to improve it.

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@999BTC @todu77 I can see why it might be interpreted as arrogant, but my reasoning is explained here: coindesk.com/nobody-underst…

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@alistairmilne @Jim_Harper @BitfuryGeorge The day Bitcoin becomes vulnerable to / reliant upon whim of judges is day I tender my resignation

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@badslinky @Satoshi_N_ @CharlieShrem Personally I’d be in favor of something like that. Just saying I don’t think it can be forced.

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@kyletorpey I guess you could say the fork cuts both ways, eh?

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@Excellion I hear it’s possible for you to completely centralize your ashes into a synthetic diamond…

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@Excellion Completely serious. I verified on my own while in Milan that @Excellion is, in fact, completely centralized into a single being.

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@BitfuryGeorge IANAL, but I don’t think you’d have much success trying to do that…

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@WhalePanda Last I checked there are ~10 implementations soooooo I think Satoshi was wrong on that one…

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Legend has it that if you string together the magic combination of Satoshi quotes you’ll instantly unilaterally globally change the protocol

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@KirinDave In terms of day-to-day operation, security model does assume most hashpower is securing rather than attacking the network.

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@KirinDave With a public blockchain, it’s about each individual maintaining their own sovereignty. Thus when perspectives differ it’s tricky

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@ErolKazan Bitcoin offers 2 solutions: 1) collaborate or 2) fork off

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5) Contention leads to stalemate; collaboration leads to progress. Anger and aggression are not the path to the Tao of Bitcoin.

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4) In response, the other group will dig in their heels even more. They shrug off perceived aggression, leading to stalemate as status quo.

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3) This subgroup will then band together in defense against “authoritarianism” and may attempt to push the changes through.

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2) Unfortunately, that means that sometimes when part of the user base wants changes, they may project rejection as control or authority.

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1) Bitcoiners tend to be anti-authoritarian; they’re quite sensitive about perceived acts of control / authority & dig in heels against it.

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@VinnyLingham Eh, whatever negative price movement happens, one side will blame it on the other…

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@pwuille I feel like I’ve asked this before, but would it be much work to update your UTXO value graph? bitcoin.sipa.be/utxo_size.png

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@Coinosphere As I noted in “Nobody Understands Bitcoin,” whitepaper is being used to support dogmatic beliefs a la the Bible/ Constitution.

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I can try to explain Bitcoin to you, but I can’t understand it for you.

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@BitcoinBelle @digitsu @kristovatlas Yes, BU has a well-defined governance model including a process for membership and voting on proposals.

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@jasongantt71 It is like the Constitution in that it’s quite incomplete and our understanding of it has changed over time 😬

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@digitsu @seweso @el33th4xor It’s not, because they can just plow forward until they surpass your AD.

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If you think the whitepaper provides a complete explanation of the Bitcoin ecosystem’s complex power balance, you’re gonna have a bad time.

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@cjenscook @iang_fc @SatoshiLite I can’t tell you how to value cryptocurrency; only you can decide that. 😉

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@BitcoinBelle @kristovatlas If you hear people say a hard fork happened, safest thing to do is not make any bitcoin txns until dust settles.

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@el33th4xor If a miner tried to do that, SegWit-aware nodes would reject those transactions and blocks containing them…

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@iang_fc @SatoshiLite If everyone changes in a non-backwards compatible way, you get left behind. twitter.com/lopp/statuses/…

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@iang_fc @SatoshiLite You decide the contract you want & then seek out others who have chosen the same contract. Changing contracts is hard!

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@Satoshi_N_ @CharlieShrem What is a “compulsory hard fork flag date?” Not sure how you’d make it compulsory…

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lopp There comes a point at which one should shut up and out-innovate one’s opponents into obsolescence.

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@iang_fc Indeed, by definition there is no authoritative definition. I like @SatoshiLite’s description that it’s like defining a word.

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@twobitidiot @VinnyLingham Sometimes the only way to win is to not play the game. No one can take your HODLings 🙂

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lopp I think one of the reasons that Bitcoin is so contentious is because cryptocurrency is different things to different people.

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@twobitidiot Doesn’t sounds like a @VinnyLingham ragequit, but like a strategy to increase his bitcoin holdings. 😬

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@BitcoinBelle @kristovatlas I hold no ill will against anyone because of their vision for Bitcoin. I found the Tao of Bitcoin long ago.

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