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Author Topic: Looking out for Bitcoin: Blockstream - future vs Gavin&Mike - present  (Read 227 times)
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August 30, 2015, 04:34:44 AM

Wanted to point out a few learnings from the block size debate:
1) Blockstream is thinking of innovative ways to make bitcoin accessible to all while keeping the blockchain tech nimble. (#nobloat)
These technical advancements are best made when they come from well compensated developers. The capital will take care of their needs while they take the time to code up these solutions. Reid Hoffman & co have a significant stake of coins and are doing their bit to protect their investment.
2) Gavin and Mike: Mike's the brash, youthful face of bitcoin development, making a name for himself. Gavin is using XT as a vehicle to put political pressure on the core team to come up with a short term fix to keep the current status quo going. I don't see this as a bad thing, given Blockstream needs time.
TLDR: Both these parties are looking out for Bitcoin in their own way.

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