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Re: Blockchain, block size and interledger (was: How do bank payments actually work?)

From: Tao Effect <contact@taoeffect.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:57:09 -0800
Cc: Fabio Barone <holon.earth@gmail.com>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DF00DB0D-2E72-4A5F-B1C4-2CD04F7DF24A@taoeffect.com>
To: Jeffrey Cliff <jeffrey.cliff@gmail.com>
Hey, at least I backup my assertions with facts. :)

> To merely write us all off as 'dangerous to bitcoin' takes chutzpah, to say the least.

Not so much chutzpah as extreme annoyance.

Cheers,
Greg

> On Jan 28, 2016, at 2:53 PM, Jeffrey Cliff <jeffrey.cliff@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> So is that one.
> 
> There's quite a few of us who have been banned from /r/bitcoin and not for promoting one arbitrary constant over another.  To merely write us all off as 'dangerous to bitcoin' takes chutzpah, to say the least.
> 
> On 26 January 2016 at 21:33, Tao Effect <contact@taoeffect.com <mailto:contact@taoeffect.com>> wrote:
>> What do people here think about the potentially incumbent collapse of bitcoin as a crypto-currency itself and the block-size issue?
> 
> I think this BS and you should stop spreading it.
> 
> https://fixingtao.com/2016/01/point-by-point-response-to-mike-hearns-final-bitcoin-post/ <https://fixingtao.com/2016/01/point-by-point-response-to-mike-hearns-final-bitcoin-post/>
> 
> Cheers,
> Greg
> 
>> On Jan 26, 2016, at 12:59 PM, Fabio Barone <holon.earth@gmail.com <mailto:holon.earth@gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> As suggested, I am starting a new thread for this topic.
>> I apologize if I am coming over as verbose and/or cluttering your inboxes.
>> 
>> ****
>> 
>> What do people here think about the potentially incumbent collapse of bitcoin as a crypto-currency itself and the block-size issue?
>> 
>> The question is related to the blockchain itself, not bitcoin.
>> Block size is ultimately a "political" decision of the community, and there appears to be a scism because of that.
>> Not wanting to discuss that in itself (it's probably being discussed elsewhere),
>> 
>> but what do you guys think this means for blockchain technology itself?
>> 
>> Will we see a proliferation of different blockchains, making ILP even more interesting and important?
>> 
>> Could this be a blow to blockchain technology itself (unlikely IMHO), because limitations of this technology are becoming apparent?
>> 
>> What developments do you foresee happening in this field, also maybe not underestimating a potential collapse of the global economy this year?
>> 
>> On a side note, I like Ethereum's basic tenets but I am worried about a lock-in of some sorts...
>> 
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