Re: [Bitcoin-development] Double Spend Notification

2013-05-21 Thread David Vorick
I've been wondering why a blockchain is necessary at all. Ripple doesn't have one (I haven't looked closely at their implementation but it seems reasonable to go without one). When you do blockchain based transaction confirmations, you give full authority to the miner that finds the transaction

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Merge mining

2014-01-04 Thread David Vorick
If you have the resources to attack one of the bigger altcoins, you probably have a significant investment in the cryptocurrency space, and a significant interest in protecting it. Compromising even something like dogecoin would cause a lot of questions to be raised and likely drop the value of

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [softfork proposal] Strict DER signatures

2015-01-21 Thread David Vorick
Seems like a good change to me. On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 7:32 PM, Rusty Russell wrote: Pieter Wuille writes: Hello everyone, We've been aware of the risk of depending on OpenSSL for consensus rules for a while, and were trying to get rid of