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January 29, 2012, 03:47:44 PM
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Hmm, perhaps the best and right solution in this sad situation is
to invent some other method of construction of multysig transactions.
Not BIP 16/17.

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January 29, 2012, 03:48:37 PM
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 How to make the transition with the least amount of disruption.

Imo that would be doing neither.

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January 29, 2012, 03:54:44 PM
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 How to make the transition with the least amount of disruption.

Imo that would be doing neither.

Exactly. There's no urgency, so I really don't understand why the urgency to ram through a proposal with any risk attached with the excuse that nothing will get done otherwise? Gavin?

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January 29, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
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 How to make the transition with the least amount of disruption.

Imo that would be doing neither.

Exactly. There's no urgency, so I really don't understand why the urgency to ram through a proposal with any risk attached with the excuse that nothing will get done otherwise? Gavin?
I think this is wrong.  There is urgency.  It's clear the p2sh makes for a better bitcoin in many respects.  If bitcoin cannot make the transition, then another coin most certainly will (maybe litecoin, or something else).  That coin will be superior to bitcoin and will start to attract investment.

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January 29, 2012, 04:04:51 PM
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What is the added value beyond shorter addresses for complex transactions? Because I don't see that as very important.

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January 29, 2012, 04:09:24 PM
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bip 17 sounds more elegant, straightforward and less complex. i think it deserves some time for proper testing.

that being said i am not sure if i can fully assess the downsides of implementing neither bip. longer addresses, bigger blockchain (is there an estimation how much bigger?). any security problems?

edit: btw: its stated as an advantage of bip 16 that you can put more multisig transactions in a block. doesnt that make miners favor multisig transactions? (higher fees and you can still include many in a block)
if so, wouldnt the fees of normal transactions converge to the fees of multisig transactions once the blocks get fuller and there is actual competetion about which transactions go into the first possible block?

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January 29, 2012, 04:41:53 PM
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Exactly. There's no urgency, so I really don't understand why the urgency to ram through a proposal with any risk attached with the excuse that nothing will get done otherwise? Gavin?

It is completely artificial urgency, so a decision is reached and implemented in a reasonable amount of time.

When I set the deadline, I had no idea Luke would:
  a) Decide that a bugfix 0.5.2 release was a good idea. I thought the minor bugfixes weren't worth taking the time to make a release but arguing with Luke is like arguing with a brick wall, so I went "meh, whatever."
  b) Propose BIP 17 and go on a war against BIP 16.

Both of those distracted from implementation and testing of BIP 16.

But what's past is past, the question is what do do from here; I'm planning on starting that discussion in the Dev&Tech forum tomorrow.

PS: RE: risk:  the risks of either proposal to the overall health of the bitcoin network are small.

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January 29, 2012, 04:53:17 PM
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What is the added value beyond shorter addresses for complex transactions? Because I don't see that as very important.
I think it's important.  An address doesn't have to be a hash of anything…an address could be the entire script that you want someone to send coins to.  However, that would be rather unwieldy and there has been considerable investment in the notion of a bitcoin address being a relatively short thing.  Both investment in terms of software and investment in terms of people learning and understanding bitcoin.  To start passed around very long addresses would be rather confusing I think.  It also has the drawback of revealing more about the destination script than is necessary.

P2SH is the way that bitcoin should have been designed from the beginning IMO.  Outputs of transactions (scriptPubKey) should have always been just a hash and the validation always been that a script hashes to that value and executes successfully.  Using long addresses would be moving in the wrong direction in my opinion.

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January 29, 2012, 08:05:10 PM
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P2SH provides a way to hide these SIGOPs from Satoshi’s rule to allow a newer more precise method for counting them to be developed.

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P2SH does not solve this issue, but it buys more time.

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Rather than introducing a new paradigm of executing a piece of data on the stack upon recognising a particular script schema, CHV (BIP 0017) uses an existing operation that seemed to be included for this purpose by Satoshi: CODESEPARATOR.

CHV’s disadvantage over P2SH is nodes will accept any transactions spending an output as valid. To old clients it looks like a transaction that is spendable by anybody while P2SH requires the hashed data.

Judging on your explanation it appears as if BIP 17 is the superior approach. BIP 16 appears to be sacrificing elegance and consistency just for the sake of backwards compatibility ("older clients"). I don't see any reason to do this, an economically critical software such as bitcoin should be maintained and updated regularly by all users just like you would update any anti-virus software.

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Summarising:

  • P2SH introduces a complexity-inducing solution to a tough problem.
  • CHV introduces a new operation code. Unexpected combinations of opcodes have been a problem in the past.
  • Remain where we are with all of bitcoin’s imperfections and problems. Use 70+ character addresses for multiple person transactions instead of 20 character ones.

I don't believe the last point to be a big issue at all. People will rarely write down an address character-by-character. Compared to weird/untested hacks and unnecessary complexity, a 70 symbol address seems to be the smalles evil.
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January 29, 2012, 08:06:50 PM
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Gavin created a bot that makes BIP17 testing impossible on the testnet.

This isn't true.  Yes, Gavin created a bot that exploits a differential weakness of BIP17 vs BIP16. This was pretty helpful as luke was insisting there was no difference, and this let us feel out how the difference actually mattered.

This doesn't make testing impossible, and there are in fact test transaction there. It actually aided testing and helped find some misbehavior in the software Luke was running with BIP17.

I have mined testnet for Luke several times to aid in his testing (and, in fact, did a costly 40 blockish reorg for him).

I think it's unfortunate that both Tycho and Genjix are both spreading overt misinformation here in order to create controversy.  (Tycho making insane claims that testing BIP17 is impossible, Genjix with falsely describing this as a "vote", claiming that people don't want you to know about this open and widely discussed matter, the over the top subject line)

The kind of hysteria being promoted here is a very big disincentive to contributing technically to bitcoin. I encourage everyone to be patient and thoughtful and recognize that bitcoin can not survive if people with powerful media presences are able to disrupt development and exhaust the developers at will.  Discussion is great, but consider whos interest panic is well aligned with: Certainly not the interest of the Bitcoin using community. Don't let your emotions be manipulated.

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January 29, 2012, 08:20:14 PM
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@gmaxwell the pressure was created by Gavin and Luke, in the first place, with not so accurate statements, personal attacks and a close deadline ahead. Now you only see the waves coming back.

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January 29, 2012, 08:49:50 PM
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Gavin created a bot that makes BIP17 testing impossible on the testnet.
Not quite. You can still test by using -p2shtime=0

I'm concerned about lukejr continuing to work on bitcoin after he proved his is an untrustworthy individual. He abused the people using his pool. And they want to continue to let him change the bitcoin code? I tell you what as a business owner, I would say fuck that shit. ANd really I am going to make sure as many business owners as possible who are considering bitcoin know who helps program it. And let them decide with full information that they have to trust something produced by a person who proved that they could not be trusted.
As a business owner, you should know better than to buy into these libelous lies and use such crude language.

When I set the deadline, I had no idea Luke would:
  a) Decide that a bugfix 0.5.2 release was a good idea. I thought the minor bugfixes weren't worth taking the time to make a release but arguing with Luke is like arguing with a brick wall, so I went "meh, whatever."
I don't see how 0.5.2 is at all related to this. I'm pretty sure there was a general consensus that the mlock fix (which drastically improved startup time and initial blockchain download) warranted it.
 b) Propose BIP 17 and go on a war against BIP 16.
Rather, I was "on a war against" BIP 16 from the day it was proposed. You chose to basically ignore my objections, and nobody else seemed to be coming up with an alternative to BIP 16 (since BIP 12 had been killed off), so I spent the time to create BIP 17 as a solution to provide P2SH without the problems posed by BIP 16.

Yes, Gavin created a bot that exploits a differential weakness of BIP17 vs BIP16. This was pretty helpful as luke was insisting there was no difference, and this let us feel out how the difference actually mattered.
The same bot could be created to steal BIP16 transactions instead.

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January 29, 2012, 09:03:32 PM
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@gmaxwell the pressure was created by Gavin and Luke, in the first place, with not so accurate statements, personal attacks and a close deadline ahead. Now you only see the waves coming back.

Please show me a statement made by Gavin which is inaccurate or a personal attack.

The whole characterization of Luke vs Gavin is nonsense to begin with. BIP16 arose out of combining a half dozen proposals, it was a _consensus_ proposal. At the regular development meeting that produced it no one was objecting to it at the end (partially no one because Luke had to leave early, before he left he indicated that he would only support it if some language about deprecating non-BIP16 transactions was added to the BIP).

Yes, Gavin created a bot that exploits a differential weakness of BIP17 vs BIP16. This was pretty helpful as luke was insisting there was no difference, and this let us feel out how the difference actually mattered.
The same bot could be created to steal BIP16 transactions instead.

Come on, you know it's not the same. A single BIP17 stealer hidden on tor with only one connection to the network will be 100% effective (in an network without P2SH validation, of course). A BIP16 stealer is only 100% effective if run by a large miner, otherwise it is only X% effective in cases where the stealer is on the shortest path between the spender and X% of the mining hash power.   I agree that it's a corner case, but there is a difference there.

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January 29, 2012, 09:10:43 PM
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@gmaxwell the pressure was created by Gavin and Luke, in the first place, with not so accurate statements, personal attacks and a close deadline ahead. Now you only see the waves coming back.

Please show me a statement made by Gavin which is inaccurate or a personal attack.

The whole characterization of Luke vs Gavin is nonsense to begin with. BIP16 arose out of combining a half dozen proposals, it was a _consensus_ proposal. At the regular development meeting that produced it no one was objecting to it at the end (partially no one because Luke had to leave early, before he left he indicated that he would only support it if some language about deprecating non-BIP16 transactions was added to the BIP).



just look around you will find some of Gavin's threads. I'm into in the loop with you guys, dev team, so my opinions are based on what was made public on the forum lately.

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January 29, 2012, 09:13:46 PM
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just look around you will find some of Gavin's threads. I'm into in the loop with you guys, dev team, so my opinions are based on what was made public on the forum lately.

If you're going to slander like that you at least owe the participants here a link to a specific message/a quote.

I think what you're saying is untrue and unfounded but if you go around and repeat it as a fact people who, unlike me, haven't read almost all the discussion are going going to believe it.
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January 29, 2012, 09:19:02 PM
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When I set the deadline, I had no idea Luke would:
  a) Decide that a bugfix 0.5.2 release was a good idea. I thought the minor bugfixes weren't worth taking the time to make a release but arguing with Luke is like arguing with a brick wall, so I went "meh, whatever."
  b) Propose BIP 17 and go on a war against BIP 16.

Here's the catch: Gavin is forcing everyone using the latest Bitcoin code to vote for BIP 16.

I don't see how 0.5.2 is at all related to this. I'm pretty sure there was a general consensus that the mlock fix (which drastically improved startup time and initial blockchain download) warranted it.

What is this?
Latest code = from git, to-be-0.6.

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January 29, 2012, 09:23:15 PM
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just look around you will find some of Gavin's threads. I'm into in the loop with you guys, dev team, so my opinions are based on what was made public on the forum lately.

If you're going to slander like that you at least owe the participants here a link to a specific message/a quote.

I think what you're saying is untrue and unfounded but if you go around and repeat it as a fact people who, unlike me, haven't read almost all the discussion are going going to believe it.

let's not elevate on this issue more than is necessary, and you can think whatever you want, at least we have that freedom. I'm not going to link/repeat what has been discussed because the forum does an awesome job keeping a record of it.

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I think it's unfortunate that both Tycho and Genjix are both spreading overt misinformation here in order to create controversy.  (Tycho making insane claims that testing BIP17 is impossible, Genjix with falsely describing this as a "vote", claiming that people don't want you to know about this open and widely discussed matter, the over the top subject line)

The kind of hysteria being promoted here is a very big disincentive to contributing technically to bitcoin. I encourage everyone to be patient and thoughtful and recognize that bitcoin can not survive if people with powerful media presences are able to disrupt development and exhaust the developers at will.  Discussion is great, but consider whos interest panic is well aligned with: Certainly not the interest of the Bitcoin using community. Don't let your emotions be manipulated.

Here is the list of developers i contacted for feedback before publishing:
- justmoon
- jgarzik
- gavin
- roconnor
- gmaxwell
- sipa
- wladimir
- Mike Hearn
- luke-jr

I got help with copy-editing and feedback from the following people:
- luke-jr
- justmoon
- tcatm

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21:31 < genjix> gmaxwell, roconnor: i'm putting this out tomorrow if you want to give some thoughts on this: http://privatepaste.com/c8b40edb00
21:31 < occulta> also that wiki is very old, relating to client 0.3 *
21:31 < BlueMatt> "minimum TX fee for new transactions reduced to 0.0005 BTC."
21:31 < BlueMatt> its still true
21:31 < genjix> whether it captures the entirety of the EVAL, P2SH, CHV discussion
21:32 < gmaxwell> genjix: ugh. that makes me feel sick. Representing it as a vote is simply misleading.
21:32 < gmaxwell> It's not that kind of 'vote'.
21:32 < genjix> what would you call it then?
21:32 < gmaxwell> I give up.
21:32 < genjix> it basically is, and this is informing the voters to ensure they make a better decision

21:33 < gmaxwell> This process is all broken.
21:33 < gmaxwell> No, it's pissing all over the walls.
21:34 < gmaxwell> genjix: The reason for the coinbase tags is _NOT_ to conduct a vote (if it were, I suppose the software would also tally the result) but simply because there needs to be a hash power measurement because the new rules are only safe if the majority of all future hashpower enforces them.
21:34 < gmaxwell> genjix: there is also no way this is going active on Feb 15th now. So the representation of that is creating false urgency. Though I suppose its up to gavin to announce moving that back.
21:35 < gmaxwell> genjix: you're also characterizing this as gavin vs luke, which is a complete load of rubbish.
21:35 < Joric> are there any pure-python parsers for berkeley db? my google skills are failing me
21:35 < Joric> or at least format documentation
21:36 < BlueMatt> bdb parsers are impossibly hard to find
21:36 < genjix> i asked for feedback to write a better article and you're simply attacking me
21:36 < Joric> yeah )
21:36 < BlueMatt> there may be a bdb wrapper
21:36 < genjix> Joric: pybsbdb
21:36 < Joric> want to get rid of bsddb dependency, gae doesn't have it
21:36 < genjix> it is a good bdb wrapper
21:36 < BlueMatt> genjix: his feedback is that there should be no article
21:36 < BlueMatt> (and I agree)
21:37 < genjix> yes let the mere users fester in ignorance
21:37 < gmaxwell> genjix: sorry. This whole "dispute" thing has basically pushed my interest in contributing to bitcoin technically negative.

21:37 < Joric> etotheipi_, do you need pure python bdb parser aswell?
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21:37 < genjix> i'm only trying to inform people how bitcoin works (if you look at my past articles)
21:38 < gmaxwell> And I'm irate because I feel like I've invested time in something that now has net negative return (it stresses me out). I shouldn't be taking that out on you.

21:38 < Diablo-D3> [04:35:13] <gmaxwell> genjix: you're also characterizing this as gavin vs luke, which is a complete load of rubbish.
21:38 < Diablo-D3> yes really
21:38 < Diablo-D3> because if there was some sort of cage match between the two
21:38 < Diablo-D3> gavin would be going in dry.
21:38  * BlueMatt suggests you leave authors out of the article
21:38 < gmaxwell> genjix: explaining what the P2SH stuff does is fantastic. People seemed to like it when I explained it in #bitcoin-mining the other day.
21:38 < BlueMatt> (as its irrelevant)
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21:39 < gmaxwell> genjix: inviting people into taking positions over technical minutia which they won't be qualified to really have an opinion on without a lot more understanding than you can put into the article... meh.
21:40 < BlueMatt> esp when their opinion wont have any effect on the outcome aside from making the pissing match bigger
21:40 < gmaxwell> BlueMatt: exactly.

21:40 < BlueMatt> (kinda doubt any will switch pools)
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21:41 < gmaxwell> The solution to this needs to be consensus of the interested and compentent. Not a bigger dispute decided by whomever can convince more people to come to their side.
21:41 < genjix> i'd rather people have a say in the matter even if it makes life tougher for developers to explain their decisions.

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21:41 < gmaxwell> The latter case has no winners.
21:41 < genjix> these kinds of decisions should always be deliberately difficult and hard
21:41 < BlueMatt> what?
21:41 < BlueMatt> we should make all of our decisions harder?
21:42 < genjix> no big decisions to the protocol or system
21:42 < genjix> implementation decisions - fine.

21:42 < BlueMatt> but we should make the big decisions harder on ourselves?
21:42 < gmaxwell> genjix: So what, some statemen with a prominant website gets people all upset over their half understandings of some technical details and they go against the decisions of the people who are actually spending time to work on the software? You know what the outcome of that is? The people working on it _leave_, and the only people left to make additions are the people who are either too clueless or lazy to contribute now, and luke.
21:43 < BlueMatt> by making the decisions into huge pissing matches where politics takes on more importance than technical arguments?
21:43 < genjix> umm hello?
21:43 < genjix> it's already that way
21:43 < gmaxwell> genjix: when we had the discussion about what would become BIP16 the discussion ended without anyone objecting to that decision. (except luke, who'd left early)
21:44 < genjix> sure. but i feel a bit apprehensive about telling our users this is how it will be, you have no say and then giving them the finger
21:44 < BlueMatt> if they feel like really getting involved, great
21:44 < BlueMatt> they can come in here and chat, and post on the forum
21:45 < BlueMatt> s/forum/mailing list/
21:45 < gmaxwell> genjix: your article is also full of factual errors. For example, the maximum recusion depth was always part of OP_EVAL. roconnor's important contribution was realizing that the implementation was buggy and the limit didn't work.
21:45 < BlueMatt> (freudian slip)
21:45 < gmaxwell> genjix: I don't think any user would be opposed to P2SH as it is— when I explained it in bitcoin-mining the other day people were very excited about it.
21:46 < gmaxwell> genjix: the reason to oppose it is just the risk of unknown bugs— a very important concern, but not one that causual users are qualified to reason about, unfortunately.
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21:47 < gmaxwell> genjix: if you think this needs to be delayed in order to address that, then great— but where is the plan that converts extra time into extra software quality?
21:47 < genjix> i dont have a viewpoint on this.
21:47 < genjix> if p2sh, chv or none comes along then i'll implement them.
21:47 < BlueMatt> so why are you encouraging others to make one?

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21:48 < genjix> my experience is in software architecture not protocols, so i'm not commenting
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21:48 < genjix> BlueMatt: because i like people to have choice and freedom
21:48 < genjix> it is not harmful to give people choice or information

21:49 < BlueMatt> they do, if they actually want to come and reason about the issues, there is always someone here to discuss with
21:49 < BlueMatt> but they dont have choice
21:49 < BlueMatt> and unless they all switch to p2pool overnight, they wont get one
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21:50 < gmaxwell> genjix: there can't be choice and freedom without understanding. People don't bother even switching pools when their pools cost them money.
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21:51 < genjix> my worry is someday bitcoin becomes corrupted. see this extra scrutiny as an opportunity to build a culture of openness
21:51 < genjix> it is not at all bad.
21:51 < tcatm> it's not so much about having a choice but discovering "the best" way to implement more complex transactions types...
21:51 < gmaxwell> genjix: if you're concerned about the ecosystem why aren't you out there figuring out why people are paying 110%-115% PPS for secret mining projects? and telling the people who are contributing who don't currently know where their hash power is going.
21:52 < genjix> gmaxwell: i am writing an article on that
21:52 < gmaxwell> Oh. Smiley
21:52 < roconnor> genjix: s/Both BIP 0017 and BIP 0018 are/Both BIP 0016 and BIP 0017 are/
21:52 < genjix> but i have never mined a block so a lot of this is news to me.
21:52 < roconnor> PPS?
21:52 < genjix> like proportional mining being a scam and understanding the various statistical measures.
21:53 < gmaxwell> roconnor: pay per share.
21:53 < genjix> pay per share
21:53 < genjix> thanks roconnor
21:53 < gmaxwell> roconnor: people are being given a signficant premium on mining above the expected rewards, with ~zero payout variance.
21:54 < roconnor> gmaxwell: paid it bitcoin?
21:54 < roconnor> *in
21:54 < gmaxwell> roconnor: yes. If it were paid in USD it would be completely sensible.
21:54 < gmaxwell> roconnor: paid in bitcoin daily too.
21:55 < roconnor> that doesn't sound sustainable
21:55 < gmaxwell> roconnor: if it were being used to promote a new mining pool, for example, it would also be sensible... but this is for private projects with no published hash rates, so it doesn't have promotional value.
21:56 < BlueMatt> gmaxwell: link?
21:56 < gmaxwell> My best theory is that they're doing something useful with merged mining, next best is that they've got some idiot money laundering scheme (e.g. give miners dirty silkroad coins), worst outcome is that it's for some idiot attack. Sad
21:57 < gmaxwell> BlueMatt: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=54467.0
21:57 < gmaxwell> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=61117.0
21:57 < gmaxwell> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55819.0 (A meta service to aggregate these offers into a bidding market)
21:57 < gmaxwell> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=61570.0
21:58 < BlueMatt> now thats just weird
21:58 < gmaxwell> There are more... there are at least a half dozen people doing this all of a sudden.
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21:58 < roconnor> gmaxwell: I don't really see how it could be used to launder money
21:59 < gmaxwell> roconnor: I said idiot for a reason! Smiley
21:59 < roconnor> ah
21:59 < BTC_Bear> gmaxwell: quick question as to this:
21:59 < BTC_Bear> the checkpoints are there to keep from overtaking the blockchain, or at least it is a side benefit. gmaxwell would know more than I. But I believe, I am correct.
22:00 < roconnor> BTC_Bear: it is there to stop DOS attacks by sending you long but low work chains.
22:00 < gmaxwell> BTC_Bear: nah, not really— the checkpoints do that as a side effect but they're so far back that you couldn't realistically overtake even with a good multiple of the hash power for a short window.
22:00 < CIA-97> bitcoin: jedi95 * rec8af03cfdf7 Phoenix-Miner/minerutil/RPCProtocol.py: Fixed expire= for X-Roll-Ntime http://tinyurl.com/7xwchtb
22:00 < BTC_Bear> thanx
22:00 < gmaxwell> what roconnor said, they avoid some stupid DOS attacks.
22:00 < JFK911> where can I get 115%
22:01 < gmaxwell> I guess the risk of a new checkpoint being set does discourage someone from working in secret on a very long overtaking fork, but thats also some speculative side benefit.
22:01 < BlueMatt> as a sidenote, we need a new checkpoint for 0.6
22:02 < BlueMatt> s/for/before/
22:04 -!- dr_win [~dr_win@147.32.31.193] has joined #bitcoin-dev
22:06 < roconnor> genjix: gavin knew about the looping behaviour in OP_EVAL well before december.
22:06 < roconnor> genjix: the maximum iteration code was there from the beginning
22:06 < genjix> roconnor: i've corrected that

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- I was directly involved with the development of BIP 0016
- I wrote an article trying to present the facts. it was exhausting and took a lot of time so there may be some slip ups, errors or bad phrasing, but i want to inform the users and put out truth. I don't appreciate general hand waving trashing the article, i do appreciate constructive criticism about how to reword paragraphs or change sections to be more accurate.
- Went to great effort to make that article factually accurate, neutral, fair and balanced.
- Have no preference for BIP 16, BIP 17 or none. I will implement whatever comes along. Others have been thinking this over far longer than me.
- I asked the developers before asking them to write an article. Nobody seemed interested so I took on the task.
- Will definitely publish an article challenging mine from another developer.

I am not sure what has changed since this time and I am not sure why you did not bring to my attention what you feel is 'overt misinformation' in the article before hand. If there is something worth editing I will certainly consider it even now. I know you have helped a lot and I really have appreciated your efforts and the leaking of those documents before. I know you're a good guy, but lets talk through this more amicably without the attacks.

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I think you did a great service to our community with your effort that you put into your article, so thank you very much!

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I think you did a great service to our community with your effort that you put into your article, so thank you very much!

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