Other definitions of Bitcoin
Yesterday’s post triggered some interesting discussion on reddit and twitter.
I realize now I should have been more specific– when I said “technical definition of Bitcoin” I meant a couple of things:
I am thinking of what Bitcoin is today and in the near future, not what it might eventually evolve into. While it is fun to talk about what Bitcoin will be in 100 years, that wasn’t the point of my blog post. I didn’t mean to imply that any definition of what Bitcoin is today and in the near future would somehow be iron-clad and binding and never change; thinking you can control how a technology evolves is even sillier than thinking you’ll be able to predict beyond a decade or maybe two.
I also want a definition that could be useful in determining which of two competing ledgers a neutral geek would point at and say “that one is Bitcoin as described in the original Bitcoin whitepaper”. It
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