27 Jan '16, 10pm

BIP 9: Enabling Easier Changes and Upgrades to Bitcoin

BIP 9: Enabling Easier Changes and Upgrades to Bitcoin

Consensus and governance have been two main topics of conversation in the Bitcoin community over the past year. While making changes to Bitcoin Core may seem trivial to some, the politics associated with certain proposals have caused major issues for the development process. Bitcoin Developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo gave a talk that mainly focused on potential options for scaling Bitcoin at the Blockchain Agenda Conference in San Diego, and he dedicated a portion of his presentation to the current issues surrounding possible changes to Bitcoin’s consensus rules. Lombrozo covered soft forks, hard forks and a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) that could eventually make it easier to deploy soft forks on the network. Problems with Changing Bitcoin’s Consensus Rules Before getting into possible solutions, Lombrozo first discussed the current issues with coming to consens...

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