Blockstream Wants To Rewrite The Bitcoin Whitepaper

People who want to find out more about Bitcoin will usually find themselves reading the Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper at some point. However, some people within the Bitcoin development community feel this paper is outdated, and should be changed. While it is true the whitepaper does not mention everything in the Bitcoin world; there is no need to change anything.

Blockstream And The Bitcoin Whitepaper

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Throughout the years, it has become evident the Blockstream development team things differently about Bitcoin than the majority of the community. While there is nothing wrong with change, they have to be justified. Taking the Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper and attempting to partially rewrite it, will offend a fair amount of people.

Granted, the original Bitcoin whitepaper is no complete overview of what the ecosystem has become. There is no mention of mining pools, and some sections may need to be updated to reflect developmental changes over time. At the same time, one could argue that centralized mining pools have no place in the decentralized system that is Bitcoin, but that is a different discussion.

One Blockstream member is in favor of making changes to

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