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For some time now there has been a small but vocal group who claim to be bitcoin's supporters and yet are incredibly far from supporting bitcoin in any manner whatsoever. These people like to claim how all systems must be nodes. The truth, they seek a technocracy that they rule. In the system created within bitcoin, the miners are not a single entity; they do not speak with one voice. They are competing amorphous and ever-changing system designed to secure transactions in a manner that cannot alter.
Miners can be trusted as miners require no trust. Every miner seeks to undermine the other miners. This is the nature of the system.
For some time now, a few years fact, I have allowed and shall continue to allow specific character attacks against myself. Here is a little secret. It suits my purpose.
The supporters of bitcoin core seek an alternative path. Unfortunately, these people are in the majority within what some call "the community". The reason is that most people are not vocal.
I will not answer questions I do not feel like answering. This is part of the nature of bitcoin. I could've put many queries to rest early including academic qualifications. I am working on my fourth doctorate and the simple answer is that it is none of your business. I am not applying for a job and I never will again in my life. I do not seek investment from you, in fact, appoint we act as venture capitalists now, and we are supplying investment to others. I do not care if you like me.
Please, feel free to troll and spread false information. You will find that I use it to my advantage. There is nothing you can say that you think is detrimental that will ever harm me. The truth is bitcoin is designed to be a capitalist system. It was always designed to run in data centres on highly specialised competitive mining nodes . Users do not run nodes. Sorry, I will be a wet blanket here and dampen your party, but there is no viable system that allows one vote one person, and this was never the aim of Bitcoin. It is a system where miners maintain the protocol as they maintain "Skin in the game".
I am thrilled to be repeatedly told how some of my technical claims are impossible. I have answered these challenges, but not in the way that others demand. My answer is in papers that lead to patents. It has been enjoyable to collect the many lines of hate and fear saying what I cannot do and to use these in support of my patent applications. I wonder how many people realise that a claim in a patent is far more straightforward to support in the examination when others attack you and call you a fraud. When these same people then use that to claim that those things they seek to invent cannot be and must be impossible, it is in itself evidence that something was not obvious, and the patent office loves this.
Everybody (as an abstraction) seems to think that bitcoin is broken, and they are the Saviour coming to fix it. Bitcoin is not broken past those additions introduced over the years that will be slowly removed. The code in 2009 was far from perfect. The protocol was fine. These are separate issues.
Orphans are not a problem as orphaned blocks only impact miners and the reality is they have no net impact towards a miner other than to align those miners. The difficulty algorithm within bitcoin was set to allow 2016 blocks to be discovered every two weeks ignoring orphans. Orphaned chains are remembered within the bitcoin client. If a miner loses to an orphaned chain, this is an incentive for that miner to improve their network, the conductivity of blocks and their systems. It does not matter to the overall system if one block every two weeks is orphaned or if 100 is orphaned, the end result is identical. The average earning for each miner remains the same, but the often rate leads to a scenario where miners are incentivised to improve connectivity and network resilience between the mining groups. Better connected miners can handle blocks faster and reduce their individual chance of orphaning. This is how bitcoin works. It is competitive.
The call of miner centralisation is hollow and empty and meaningless. It is directly from the 1984 playbook. Those who call for this catch cry are those we want not to be part of the primary bitcoin development. They oppose capitalism, and they oppose competition; the critical foundation which creates all that bitcoin is. In truth, these are the only ways that a blockchain of any form can scale and survive.
On proof, here I should laugh.
I read daily how I am a fraud but if I approve suddenly everyone will come my way and support me. I do not want you if you need that. Haven't you got it yet, don't you start even to understand this small inkling of what bitcoin allows.
I have recently completed workpaper number 650 within our organisation. At this point we have around 200 patents, some granted some still pending and more filed every day. So please, enjoy your trolling as I will enjoy poking the trolls you are doing exactly as I expect and you have returned exactly what I needed. I expect that I will complete around 3000 patents within my lifespan that will be granted. The game has only just begun.
To those trolls, I have one thing to say.
What I can tell you is that you will never get what you want. There will never be a public proof from anyone and nor should there be.
- George Orwell. 1984
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