[Bitcoin-development] Disentangling Crypto-Coin Mining: Timestamping, Proof-of-Publication, and Validation

2013-11-19 Thread Peter Todd
In the design of Bitcoin mining serves two fundemental purposes: proof-of-publication and order consensus. Bitcoin's design entangles these fundemental purposes with other goals, such as validation and initial coin distribution. This leads to a design that is fundementally unscalable, albeit

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Wladimir
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: BIP drafts are stored in git://github.com/bitcoin/bips.git/drafts/ and are not automatically assigned a BIPS number. Are we going to move ahead with this? If so, I'm volunteering to create the repository and import the

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Drak
On 19 November 2013 16:32, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: BIP drafts are stored in git://github.com/bitcoin/bips.git/drafts/ and are not automatically assigned a BIPS number. Are we going to move ahead with this?

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Gregory Maxwell
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Drak d...@zikula.org wrote: It's quite normal for standards bodies to allocate numbers when in draft status. If they don't pass, they don't pass - they are clearly labelled DRAFTs. +1 on having things in a github repository. Much better for collaboration, The

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Peter Todd
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 05:32:55PM +0100, Wladimir wrote: On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: BIP drafts are stored in git://github.com/bitcoin/bips.git/drafts/ and are not automatically assigned a BIPS number. Are we going to move ahead with this?

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Drak
On 19 November 2013 17:01, Gregory Maxwell gmaxw...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Drak d...@zikula.org wrote: It's quite normal for standards bodies to allocate numbers when in draft status. If they don't pass, they don't pass - they are clearly labelled DRAFTs. +1

[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Wladimir
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM, Peter Todd p...@petertodd.org wrote: On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 05:32:55PM +0100, Wladimir wrote: On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@bitpay.com wrote: BIP drafts are stored in git://github.com/bitcoin/bips.git/drafts/ and are not

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

2013-11-19 Thread Gregory Maxwell
On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Wladimir laa...@gmail.com wrote: Talking about complete, BIP 40 and 41 don't even have an associated document: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips I agree that was over-eager number assigning. Maybe! The subject matter its assigned for is already _widely_