21 Apr '17, 10am

Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core

Nozomi Hayase, PhD, is a writer who covers issues of freedom of speech, transparency and decentralized movements. In this opinion piece, Hayase calls for a ceasefire in the block size debate, appealing to the technology's cypherpunk roots and arguing that larger political inequities make action to improve bitcoin all the more important. The ongoing bitcoin block size debate has accelerated into a civil war. From threats of a 51% attack to online trolls to controversy over the allegations surrounding AsicBoost , disagreements on scaling solutions have created a toxic environment, and as a result, the ecosystem growing around bitcoin has started to echo the craziness of party politics. In these times, we must remember, we have witnessed a failure of national politics. From the 2008 financial meltdown to vicious cycles of austerity, unprecedented levels of corruption have spa...

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