This is episode 86 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!
This week's show is all about BitcoinXT, a Bitcoin fork proposed by Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn. We'll chat about why the blocksize debate has been so wild, the cultural differences between security engineers and software engineers, the fairness of the blockchain's dispute resolution mechanisms, and tons more.
We'll use the following articles as a starting point for our discussion:
- Forking hell: A spat exposes unwieldy governance at the digital currency
- Bitcoin's Block Size Debate Tests Its Community Governance
- Block Size: Bitcoin Does Not Scale Effectively
We should also mention in these shownotes that some possibly malicious code has been discovered in BitcoinXT. Unfortunately, that news did not come to our attention before we recorded this show, so we encourage you to read about it in this article.
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown and John Stuart. Enjoy!
Leave a comment and tell us if you think the blockchain is designed to handle disputes well!