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nic carter
There's something about BitcoinTalk threads from 2010-11 that is just so special. All the objections to Bitcoin were covered then, and debated with respect and erudition. No comparison with the current level of discourse
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nic carter Dec 1
Replying to @nic__carter
You can get a comprehensive education on Bitcoin just from reading the first responses to Bitcoin on the cryptography mailing list, and from reading the first 100 or so threads on BitcoinTalk. Everything since is a rehash of those first discussions
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Mourad Dec 1
Replying to @nic__carter @AFDudley0
I see the romanticism of this but it's for the most not true. Second layer, forks, new projects towards programmability (simplicity), privacy (mw) and so on is where the discussion is at right now.
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nic carter Dec 1
Replying to @algomou @AFDudley0
all of those were covered back then, with the potential exception of programmability. expansive thinking was common. Hal was talking about global scale through layering back then
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Irv Dec 1
Replying to @nic__carter
Can you share some links?
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nic carter Dec 1
Replying to @BigIrvCrypto
The Nakamoto Institute has it nicely indexed. In particular, the cryptography mailing list thread: Some iconic bitcointalk threads –
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DarrenM Dec 1
Replying to @nic__carter
Are there any early discussions where the passing of time has brought an answer or resolution? Were there early debates that became totally irrelevant that stand out?
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nic carter Dec 1
Replying to @DarrenMills
A lot of the debates were over Bitcoin's viability. Others: Will BTC have value = yes SPV scaling = probably doesn't work Layered architecture = probably the way forward Miner centralization = not fatal Botnet miners = not a problem
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Brandon Quittem Dec 1
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nic carter Dec 2
Replying to @NakamotoInst
Satoshi bless the for their fantastic work indexing all of this. Amazing resource.
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nic carter Dec 2
The first email thread basically covered every good objection to BTC within the space of a few days in November 2008.
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