MIT Responds to Bitcoin Developer Concerns Over ‘ChainAnchor’

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A blockchain devise being grown by MIT researchers gained new courtesy this week following critique of a purported pattern elements, yet a sincerity of these claims has been denied by those involved.

The inciting occurrence came on 21st April, when Bitcoin Core developer and blockchain consultant Peter Todd posted what he positioned as “leaked copies” of papers relating to an MIT Connection Science investigate devise called ChainAnchor.

In a post, Todd, an consultant on hazard research who has finished work with bitcoin and non-bitcoin companies, denounced a devise for what he resolved was a devise to “bribe” bitcoin miners by incentivizing these entities not to routine exchange in that a participants are not identifiable.

“We’re articulate about miners being coerced to usually routine exchange that have opted into a regulated scheme,” Todd told CoinDesk.

The remarks led to critique of MIT on bitcoin amicable media channels, and even an try to encourage miners to oath that they would not support this form of scheme.

MIT responded to a critique currently in statements to CoinDesk that denounced a post as lacking substance.

An MIT orator said:

“First of all, we are blissful people are interested


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