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

March 22nd, 2017

@jgarzik Users yes, but miners not so much - in a soft fork miners must still opt-in. For a hard fork, miners and users must opt-in.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to jgarzik

When you change Bitcoin’s rules, best you can do is leave current rules behind & hope others follow. Forcing others is like pushing a rope.

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rusty_twit I just published “Miners and Bitcoin Lightning” medium.com/p/miners-and-b…

via Medium (retweeted on 3:59 PM, Mar 22nd, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

@YangTerrence To be clear, my article is not targeted for the average user. Eventually avg user shouldn’t have to know anything about BTC.

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BitGo BitGo’s approach to handling a hard fork: blog.bitgo.com/bitgos-approac…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:06 PM, Mar 22nd, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

alexbosworth “You fought in the blocksize wars?” Yes I was once a Bitcoin Wizard, the same as your father twitter.com/lopp/status/84…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:08 PM, Mar 22nd, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

Sure, there’s a great deal of fear, uncertainty, and drama in the world of cryptocurrency. But on the bright side, the memoirs will be epic.

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@xchrisnoonanx OK? Caution is warranted in crypto systems; Bitcoin isn’t your average web app.

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@xchrisnoonanx No one can stop anyone from writing and running code 😀

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@seweso Miner incentives are aligned with the economy, yes. But that has nothing to do with Nakamoto Consensus.

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Fact: early Bitcoin versions had lots of bugs.
Fact: run $20B 2017 Bitcoin network on 2009 quality code and you’re gonna have a bad time.

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@digitsu “Byzantine fault tolerance can be achieved if the loyal (non-faulty) generals have a unanimous agreement on their strategy.”

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@jgarzik Don’t hard forks also rely upon miner enforcement of new rules?

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@haq4good @alansilbert @BitcoinErrorLog @LarryBitcoin Open to interpretation, but I read @Falkvinge as saying “miners decide the rules.”

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Nakamoto Consensus solves Byzantine General’s (coordination) problem. It’s not a solution for Generals who disagree on coordination goals.

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@ryanxcharles Exactly. Which is why from time to time it may become necessary to remind some miners who pays them.

via Twitter for Android in reply to ryanxcharles