On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:44 AM, Peter Todd <p...@petertodd.org> wrote:

> Having said that... honestly, zeroconf is pretty broken already. Only
> with pretty heroic measures like connecting to a significant fraction of
> the Bitcoin network at once, as well as connecting to getblocktemplate
> supporting miners to figure out what transactions are being mined, are
> services having any hope of avoiding getting ripped off. For the average
> user their wallets do a terrible job of showing whether or not an

This is no excuse for further degrading the overall network security.

There are many issues to address in the bitcoin ecosystem.  It negatively
impacts users to roll out "scorched earth" replace-by-fee given today's

Yes, zero conf security is poor.  An outright attack on zero conf degrades
user security even more.

Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.      https://bitpay.com/
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