The Bitcoin Block Size Debate Isn’t Just About Technology

Elliott Olds is a program developer with interests in AI, bitcoin, and VR. Currently during an unnamed startup, he has formerly worked for Periscope and Bing Search (Microsoft).

In this opinion piece, Olds suggests that a views of bitcoin’s developers are not a usually ones that should count when deciding the digital currency’s future.

Ideas and people

There is a myth in a bitcoin village that a roadmap for how bitcoin should scale is formed roughly wholly on a technical visualisation of a Bitcoin Core developers.

While the Bitcoin Core roadmap does pull heavily on a estimable technical imagination of a Core developers, there are many non-technical factors that change a Core roadmap.

Many people determine with Core on all of a technical issues, nonetheless still remonstrate with their roadmap.

That’s since a roadmap is formed on assumptions about economics, organisation psychology, ethics and many other things that we have no reason to trust Core developers have any special ability in. The roadmap also depends on pristine personal preferences.

Consider a following 10 questions:

  1. How most should it cost someone to run a full node? What’s a top cost we’re OK with?
  2. Does bitcoin have a amicable contract? If so, what is it, and how much



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