26 Feb '16, 8pm

via @CoinDesk

via @CoinDesk

Brian Hoffman is the CEO of OB1, the startup overseeing development of blockchain-based marketplace project OpenBazaar, and a former lead associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. In this opinion piece, Hoffman discusses the ongoing debate over how bitcoin should be scaled, and why the network's lack of leadership may be both a blessing and a curse. It seems fairly obvious that in the world of open-source software development that anyone, anywhere can start reading code and start doing whatever they want with it. But, where it gets complicated is when that modified code wants to come back into the source repository. When a programmer starts to actually engage the project community with any ideas or code contributions that reaction can range from admiration and acceptance all the way to flat out denigration. That’s because every project has a certain culture that is created by it's...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-better-off-no-leader/

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