One more thing I would like to add to this thread: I want to make it 
unequivocally clear that I believe what is making double-spends easier has 
relatively little to do with the protocol and almost everything to do with poor 
software and poor security policy on the merchant end. Perhaps it isn’t prudent 
to push out changes to the relay policy that make these exploits even easier 
right now - but we NEED to be applying some kind of pressure on the merchant 
end to upgrade their stuff to be more resilient so that we have more room for 
changes on things like relay policy without significant disruption to the 

- Eric Lombrozo

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