Is Bitcoin Facing A Corporate Takeover Via The '2x' Fork

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.15.0 !!

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.15.0 !! submitted by Cryptolution to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.15.0 !!

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.15.0 !! submitted by sabrerec to btc [link] [comments]

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors /r/Bitcoin

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

#210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

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Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

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bitcoin-dev list etiquette | Alex Morcos | Aug 19 2015

Alex Morcos on Aug 19 2015:
This is a message that I wrote and had hoped that all the core devs would
sign on to, but I failed to finish organizing it. So I'll just say it from
myself.
There has been a valuable discussion over the last several months regarding
a hard fork with respect to block size. However the sheer volume of email
and proportion of discussion that is more philosophical than technical has
rendered this list almost unusable for its primary purpose of technical
discussion related to Bitcoin development. Many of us share the blame for
letting the discourse run off topic to such a degree, and we hope that an
appeal for individual self restraint will allow this list to return to a
higher signal-to-noise ratio.
-Please consider the degree to which any email you send is related to
technical development before sending it.
-Please consider how many emails you are sending to this list regarding the
same topic.
This list is not appropriate for an endless back and forth debate on the
philosophical underpinnings of Bitcoin. Although such a debate may be
worthwhile it should be taken to another forum for discussion. Every email
you send is received by hundreds of developers who value their time as much
as you value yours. If your intended audience isn't really the majority of
them, perhaps private communication would be more appropriate.
Thanks,
Alex
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Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

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Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

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Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.1 /r/btc

Top 5 Contributors to Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. John Newbery (Chaincode) 14%. Pieter Wuille (Blockstream) 9%. Matt Corallo (Chaincode) 8%. Alex Morcos (Chaincode) 7%. Wladimir (DCI) 7%. Only 1 of 5 top contributors from Blockstream from the last 6 months of contributions. Over 70 contributors 0.1 /btc submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

#210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

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a16z Podcast: Hard Forks, Hard Choices for Bitcoin with Adam Back and Alex Morcos

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bitcoin-dev list etiquette | Alex Morcos | Aug 19 2015 /r/bitcoin_devlist

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New Soft Fork Deployment: CSV (BIP's 68, 112, 113) | Alex Morcos | Mar 18 2016 /r/bitcoin_devlist

New Soft Fork Deployment: CSV (BIP's 68, 112, 113) | Alex Morcos | Mar 18 2016 /bitcoin_devlist submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Soft fork for BIPs 68, 112, and 113 | Alex Morcos | Mar 01 2016 /r/bitcoin_devlist

Soft fork for BIPs 68, 112, and 113 | Alex Morcos | Mar 01 2016 /bitcoin_devlist submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[BIP Proposal] New "feefilter" p2p message | Alex Morcos | Feb 16 2016 /r/bitcoin_devlist

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bitcoin-dev list etiquette | Alex Morcos | Aug 19 2015

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Proposed new policy for transactions that depend on other unconfirmed transactions | Alex Morcos | Aug 14 2015 /r/bitcoin_devlist

Proposed new policy for transactions that depend on other unconfirmed transactions | Alex Morcos | Aug 14 2015 /bitcoin_devlist submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Proposed new policy for transactions that depend on other unconfirmed transactions | Alex Morcos | Sep 21 2015 /r/bitcoin_devlist

Proposed new policy for transactions that depend on other unconfirmed transactions | Alex Morcos | Sep 21 2015 /bitcoin_devlist submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

The state of modern BTC-maximalism. Reacting in disbelief to someone actually using crypto.

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Lets take a break from the price drop panic. Bitcoin Core 0.15 binaries just released

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Debunking: "Blockstream is 3 or 4 developers out of hundreds of developers at Core" - Tone Vays

He says this at 25:50 in this interview whilst making the argument that Bitcoin Core development is decentralised.
Let's check a few things.
First port of call is Github.
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors
There are 32 contributors with over 30 commits. Out of these 32, 8 have made no contributions at all in 2017 so lets drop that number to 24.
There are 10 contributors with over 200 commits.
  1. Wladimir J. van der Laan he is funded by MIT Media Labs Digital Currency initiative.
  2. Pieter Wuille, co-founder of Blockstream.
  3. Matt Corallo. https://blockstream.com/team/matt-corallo/ Matt also works for Chaincode Labs.
  4. Corey Fields, funded by MIT Media Labs Digital Currency initiative.
  5. Jonas Schnelli is cited as 'independent'. If anyone has more info on him, that would be nice.
  6. Marco Falke - Chaincode Labs
  7. Luke Dashjr - Blockstream
  8. John Newbery - Chaincode Labs
  9. Alex Morcos - Chaincode Labs founder
  10. Suhas Daftuar - Chaincode Labs founder (199 commits)
So just scratching the surface, this is far from hundreds of developers, and far from a decentralised team. 7 of the top 10 developers of Bitcoin Core work for Blockstream and Chaincode.
Now let's take a quick look at Chaincode. It was self-funded by its founders Alex Morcos and Suhas Daftuar who also started Hudson River Trading in 2002. Here's where it gets interesting. Alex Morcos also participated in funding MIT's Media Labs Digital Currency initiative, which is who funds Wladimir J. van der Laan and Corey Fields. Matt Corallo (Blockstream) is a team member of Chaincode. While everybody is focused on Blockstream, we have Alex Morcos funding 6 of the top 10 developers for sure. Only Jonas Schnelli is uncertain how he is funded.
Call me a tin foil hat wearing crazy man, but this does not look like a decentralised development team to me at all.
Edit: Thanks for all the tips and reddit gold. Honestly, I prefer tips to gold. I now have a year and a half of Reddit gold, and the tips I pay forward to other people, so more useful. But either way, it's appreciated :)
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I keep reading people say bitcoin development is stalled

But in practice there's more going on right now than there's ever been in the last few years. You just have to look in the right places. Here's a few days of documented github activity from the bitcoin slack and I've a feeling there are hundreds more people working on Bitcoin projects outside of the work being done by core:
github BOT [6:28 PM] [bitcoin:master] 2 new commits by Daniel Kraft and 1 other: f93c2a1 net: Avoid duplicate getheaders requests. - Daniel Kraft 8e8bebc Merge #8054: net: Avoid duplicate getheaders requests. - Wladimir J. van der Laan
[6:28] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8054 net: Avoid duplicate getheaders requests. by laanwj
[6:31] [bitcoin:master] 6 new commits by Pieter Wuille and 1 other: d253ec4 Make ProcessNewBlock dbp const and update comment - Pieter Wuille 316623f Switch reindexing to AcceptBlock in-loop and ActivateBestChain afterwards - Pieter Wuille fb8fad1 Optimize ActivateBestChain for long chains - Pieter Wuille d3d7547 Add -reindex-chainstate that does not rebuild block index - Pieter Wuille b4d24e1 Report reindexing progress in GUI - Pieter Wuille Show more...
[6:31] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #7917 Optimize reindex by laanwj
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github BOT [12:08 AM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by EthanHeilman

8070 Remove non-determinism which is breaking net_tests #8069

If addrmanUncorrupted does not have the same nKey every time it will map addrs to different bucket positions and occasionally cause a collision between two addrs, breaking the test.
github BOT [1:00 AM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #7716 [0.11] Backport BIP9 and softfork for BIP's 68,112,113 by morcos
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github BOT [2:46 PM] [bitcoin:master] 5 new commits by Warren Togami and 1 other: 00678bd Make failures to connect via Socks5() more informative and less unnecessarily scary. - Warren Togami 0d9af79 SOCKS5 connecting and connected messages with -debug=net. - Warren Togami 94fd1d8 Make Socks5() InterruptibleRecv() timeout/failures informative. - Warren Togami bf9266e Use Socks5ErrorString() to decode error responses from socks proxy. - Warren Togami 18436d8 Merge #8033: Fix Socks5() connect failures to be less noisy and less unnecessarily scary - Wladimir J. Show more...
[2:46] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8033 Fix Socks5() connect failures to be less noisy and less unnecessarily scary by laanwj
github BOT [3:56 PM] [bitcoin:master] 3 new commits by EthanHeilman and 2 others: f4119c6 Remove non-determinism which is breaking net_tests #8069 - EthanHeilman 2a8b358 Fix typo adddrman to addrman as requested in #8070 - Ethan Heilman 7771aa5 Merge #8070: Remove non-determinism which is breaking net_tests #8069 - Wladimir J. van der Laan
[3:56] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8070 Remove non-determinism which is breaking net_tests #8069 by laanwj
github BOT [5:18 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by MarcoFalke

8072 travis: 'make check' in parallel and verbose

• 'make check' in parallel, since the log will take care of clean output • 'make check' verbose, so that test failure causes aren't hidden
Fixes: #8071
github BOT [7:56 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by rat4

8073 qt: askpassphrasedialog: Clear pass fields on accept

This is usability improvement in a case if user gets re-asked passphrase. (e.g. made a typo)
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github BOT [12:34 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by jsantos4you

8075 0.12

debug.data.txt
[12:37] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8075 0.12 by sipa
github BOT [3:37 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #7082 Do not absolutely protect local peers and make eviction more aggressive. by gmaxwell
github BOT [3:44 PM] [bitcoin:master] 2 new commits by Cory Fields and 1 other: 401ae65 travis: 'make check' in parallel and verbose - Cory Fields 1b87e5b Merge #8072: travis: 'make check' in parallel and verbose - MarcoFalke
[3:44] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8072 travis: 'make check' in parallel and verbose by MarcoFalke
github BOT [3:58 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #7093 Address mempool information leak and resource wasting attacks. by gmaxwell
github BOT [6:11 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by sdaftuar

8076 VerifyDB: don't check blocks that have been pruned

If a pruning node ends up in a state where it has very few blocks on disk, then a node could fail to start up in VerifyDB. This pull changes the behavior for pruning nodes, so that we will just not bother trying to check blocks that have been pruned.
I don't expect this edge case to be triggered much in practice currently; this is a preparatory commit for segwit (to deal with the case of pruning nodes that upgrade after segwit activation).
@sipa
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github BOT [8:46 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by jtimon

8077 Consensus: Decouple from chainparams.o and timedata.o

Do it for the consensus-critical functions:
• CheckBlockHeader • CheckBlock • ContextualCheckBlockHeader Show more...
github BOT [9:26 PM] [bitcoin:master] 3 new commits by MarcoFalke: fac9349 [qa] Remove hardcoded "4 nodes" from test_framework - MarcoFalke fad68f7 [qa] Reduce node count for some tests - MarcoFalke 8844ef1 Merge #8056: [qa] Remove hardcoded "4 nodes" from test_framework - MarcoFalke
[9:27] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8056 [qa] Remove hardcoded "4 nodes" from test_framework by MarcoFalke
github BOT [9:48 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by petertodd

8078 Disable the mempool P2P command when bloom filters disabled

Only useful to SPV peers, and attackers... like bloom is a DoS vector as far more data is sent than received.
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github BOT [11:34 PM] [bitcoin:master] 2 new commits by MarcoFalke: fab5233 [qa] test_framework: Set wait-timeout for bitcoind procs - MarcoFalke 37f9a1f Merge #8047: [qa] test_framework: Set wait-timeout for bitcoind procs - MarcoFalke
[11:34] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #8047 [qa] test_framework: Set wait-timeout for bitcoind procs by MarcoFalke
github BOT [11:48 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #7826 [Qt] show conflicts of unconfirmed transactions in the UI by jonasschnelli
[11:50] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request re-opened: #7826 [Qt] show conflicts of unconfirmed transactions in the UI by jonasschnelli
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github BOT [1:54 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by gmaxwell

8080 Do not use mempool for GETDATA for tx accepted after the last mempool req.

The ability to GETDATA a transaction which has not (yet) been relayed is a privacy loss vector.
The use of the mempool for this was added as part of the mempool p2p message and is only needed to fetch transactions returned by it.
github BOT [5:48 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by gmaxwell

8082 Defer inserting into maprelay until just before relaying.

Also extend the relaypool lifetime by 1 minute (6%) to 16 minutes.
This reduces the rate of not founds by better matching the far end expectations, it also improves privacy by removing the ability to use getdata to probe for a node having a txn before Show more...
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github BOT [5:59 AM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by jonasschnelli

8083 Add support for dnsseeds with option to filter by servicebits

Opposite part of https://github.com/sipa/bitcoin-seedepull/36. Including new testnet seed that supports filtering.
Required for SW #7910.
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github BOT [1:59 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by gmaxwell

8084 Add recently accepted blocks and txn to AttemptToEvictConnection.

This protect any not-already-protected peers who were the most recent to relay transactions and blocks to us.
This also takes increases the eviction agressiveness by making it willing to disconnect a netgroup with only one member.
github BOT [5:04 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by theuni

8085 p2p: Begin encapsulation

This work creates CConnman. The idea is to begin moving data structures and functionality out of globals in net.h and into an instanced class, in order to avoid side-effects in networking code. Eventually, an (internal) api begins to emerge, and as long as the conditions of that api are met, the inner-workings may be a black box.
For now (for ease), a single global CConnman is created. Down the road, the instance could be passed around instead. Also, CConnman should be moved out of net.h/net.cpp, Show more...
github BOT [5:14 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by sipa

8086 Use SipHash for node eviction

github BOT [5:50 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request closed: #6844 [REST] Add send raw transaction by lclc
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github BOT [3:23 PM] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by pstratem

8087 Introduce CBlockchain and move CheckBlockHeader

[3:23] [bitcoin/bitcoin] Pull request submitted by pstratem

8088 Avoid recalculating vchKeyedNetGroup in eviction logic.

Lazy calculate vchKeyedNetGroup in CNode::GetKeyedNetGroup.
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What? Is that a joke? - Bitcoin maximalists hate pizza - Roger Ver BITCOIN MADE ME FILTHY RICH (For 15 seconds) An Interview with John Newbery & Adam Jonas from Chaincode Labs ~ Breaking Bitcoin Alex Morcos discusses Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold Drama no Bitcoin: qual o status atual do Segwit2x?

Bitcoin Core Developer, Attender of Satoshi Roundtable, Coin Center; Board of Director, Chaincode Labs; co-founder, Hudson River Trading; co-founder Alex Morcos | ZDL Crypto Wiki | Fandom FANDOM Alex Morcos. Follow. Mar 24, When I first learned about Bitcoin, the feature that stood out the most was the immutable and incorruptible nature of the rules. Code, not politics. "I’m an investor and believer that everyone who has a stake in Bitcoin has a duty to contribute and give back to Bitcoin development, including hodlers! Wences, Alex and I hope that everyone will pitch in, contribute and do their bit to help make this grand challenge to scale Bitcoin a success." Alex Morcos Twitter Alex Morcos, the principal donor to the MIT Bitcoin experiment, is a co-founder of Hudson River Trading, one of the corporate villains cited in Flash Boys. Not one journalist who covered the MIT Bitcoin story last week connected those dots. In the last few years, Chaincode Labs played one of the most active roles in the development of Bitcoin core. Its founder Alex Morcos joined us to talk about his own journey from high frequency trading to discovering Bitcoin and starting Chaincode. We talked about what drives him, what the essential characteristics of Bitcoin are and how to think about recent event like the SegWit2x controversy.

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