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 [1]. 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.
Thank you.

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.
  1. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=532.msg6306#msg6306
  2. George Orwell. 1984

 

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Bitcoin is Cash

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We know you can play the masses Craig, soon they will realise bitcoin cash will become world currency as planned many, MANY years ago..
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BTC = code backed up by money.
BCH = money backed up by code.
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Hal Finney ... you know what I remember about him? He possessed one of the most intelligent and creative minds in history. And vitally, he was always friendly, respectful, and welcoming towards new ideas. He always seemed to patiently probe a cranks wild ideas and gave everyone a chance.
Enjoy this thread from Everything, where Hal discusses some ideas about time, and be sure to dig deep, into Bruno Marshal's (Universal Dovetailer Argument - UDA) in other threads at that time, on the Everything list.
https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!search/Hal$20Finney$20arrow$20of$20time$20/everything-list/RaXtikIfBjs

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People are too obsessed with who Satoshi is, or proving Craig is not Satoshi, and fail to realize the development teams that are pushing the technology forward and those that are stagnating progress. Media and trolls will always try to set the narrative, yet they forget one thing; humans have brains and when they use them they can seek the truth and reality on their own!
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Just my personal feeling - I don't like patents. Enforcing intellectual property through state mechanisms is not something I would support ever. Innovation is not whitepapers or patents, it is working code that users can use. Feel free to monetize that.
Patent is simply using the coercive monopoly aggression of the state to enforce "intellectual property". It is not welcome in open-source and it is not welcome in cryptocurrencies, where it is essential for people to be able to use the innovations, fork when they disagree (Bitcoin->Bitcoin Cash for example).
So it is not innovation, it is actually stopping innovation and patents could actually put a full-stop to cryptocurrency development.
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I agree @JurajBednar. Anyway, thanks for your dev work.
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As a strong,participating member of the Bitcoin Cash "community" it is not about the damages the trolls can do to you, but the damage the trolls can do to Bitcoin Cash, based on the actions you do.
It isn't the words or even the actions of one persons actions will bring down Bitcoin. Bitcoin(BTC) has survived the entire company of Blockstream, idiot developers and mouthpieces that do not know what they are talking about and it still keeps chugging along, but with every misspoken word, lie that gets called out and censorship proven. That drives people to the other side, and might even, retard adoption. Not because, people can't see through the lies, eventually, but it takes time for them to work it all out.
I have been a vocal person, inside the BCH community. I've showed ore expressed my dissatisfaction with your actions. I've come to see you as more of a WWE wrestler type - a crypto celeb full of flair and the majority of the time you do great things for BCH. The few times you do the proverbially "stupid" thing, this hurts, it gives the World Crypto Network and R/bitcoin fodder to attack and stunts the growth of BCH, whether it be for a day, week, or month, this does not matter. Any personality causing problems or slowing down technology advancements are the enemy to Bitcoin. It does not matter what side they are on, and it does not matter, if it was intentional or not. We all make mistakes, but some people don't seem to learn from theirs. I'm afraid I'm in the boat of people that thinks you may not be learning from yours? I'm a forgiving person, so I give a person a whole "shitload" of mistakes before doubting their abilities, even if it affects me directly and damaging the growth and adoption of BCH - REALLY affects me directly.
I know that some of the things you don't do on purpose, shoot the trolls attacked you over the BTG/speak English fight you had. You would have been 100% right to walk out in that instance(you can't participate in a conversation you don't understand) BUT then, you took it that one step further, and gave the trolls the ammo they were looking for. They don't hear CSW is withholding tech from all of China - they Hear "every member of Bitcoin Cash is supporting CSW therefore they agree with him that BCH should withhold their tech from China." This is damaging, period.
I respect you and listen to you, and even used to follow you on Twitter before they systematically started "temporarily restricting" and removing followers(Twitter censorship that you supported too), but I can NOT SUPPORT everything you say. If you are wrong I will call you out on it, as when I'm wrong I would hope that others would call me out on it too. I think you/me and everyone can do better for the good of BCH.
All that being said, the CSW, that I saw through your vacation photos and your trip to Africa was the CSW, that everyone loves. The one telling not so true stories and getting upset and saying things they will regret - not so much.
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@jurajbednar and @ teseo
I tend to agree with you on patents, however these are inevitable. And, I’d rather those be awarded to nChain and Dr. Wright than some parasitic or otherwise stifling entity. We’re dealing in realities, and I think we are presently witnessing a race to the patent office. At least nChain has indicated that it is open to open use on BCH, at least this is what I’ve seen.
Good fortune!

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@williamtucker no one needs to run for a patent office, you can just prove you invented it first. Publishing a whitepaper online is usually enough to prove you invented something before someone else. And thanks to btc/bch we can reliably timestamp it too (actually with Opentimestamps, you can do it for free with one command).
I think that the crypto space will converge to one monetary system, but imagine that the patents would cover only btc chain without hard forks and you could not use it on bch. I am not saying we should fork anything, but one central entity holding key patents and controlling forks is very dangerous. Very non-open-source and very anti-business at the same time.
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It is good to be nice to people and treat them as you would like to be treated, but some dishonorable among us, perhaps with ulterior motives, don't adhere to that philosophy. Some some feign concern, some otherwise rational seeming people promote completely irrational ideas, and some attempt to divide and disrupt by screaming at every opportunity the real or imagined misstep by people that have the courage to speak the truth. Ultimately, the truth floats to the top. Not everyone can be convinced, and honestly it isn't our job to convince them, that is their own responsibility.
> If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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