Transmission 46 – The Bitcoin XT Debate and Reddit Censorship

This week on Transmission, Theo discusses Bitcoin core, Bitcoin XT, and the block size limit. There is a lot of debate currently regarding how to increase, whether to increase, as well as different proposals for solving the blocksize problem. There is also a new concern about increasing and outrageous censorship on the Bitcoin subreddit.

“On August 16, the Bitcoin subreddit was unmoderated for about 24 hours. The head moderator was asked if he was on vacation and if XT had just been launched that day. The Reddit  basically filled up with discussions about XT. The following day, all XT posts were removed.”

There was one picture that had many many upvotes. A meme featuring The Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister very apt to the moment but it was later censored. There were many other pieces of political satire that were outright banned. Anytime you start seeing people ban political satire that’s a bad sign. Be sure to watch the video for the full story!

Transmission is a weekly podcast featuring bitcoin, altcoins, and blockchain technology broadcasting live every Sunday at 3PM EST. The Spice Must Flow.

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