Thanking the Protocol Devs (Why They Have the Hardest Job)
I would like to take a minute and thank all of the Bitcoin Cash protocol developers. Everything we do is based on their work.
And I realized something today. They have the most difficult job in Bitcoin. Not just because of technical reasons, but because they are forced to deal with development politics.
To put in perspective what I mean: I've been able to enjoy the freedom of permissionless innovation. I can do whatever I want on projects like ChainBet or Electron Cash or whatever, and nobody bothers me.
In the last few days I started thinking about the token issue. If I want to try to build a solution that doesn't need a protocol change (and I'm actually thinking about that), I don't need anyone's permission. I can work with people who want to help me, and ignore everyone else. That's what permissionless innovation means.
Protocol developers do not have this luxury. Those that want to modify the protocol have to convince the other developers (or perhaps the miners)...and those that see unwanted changes being proposed need to stand against it.
Since people have different opinions, this means conflict with others is an inevitable part of the job. It's something I haven't recognized and don't think many people have, let alone thanked them for dealing with it.
It's something to think about before you criticize any BCH dev for proposing changes or not accepting someone else's changes. My hats off to the protocol developers. Thank you for everything you do, both in and out of the code.
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