achow101
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Clearing the FUD around Segwit

Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:37 am

I wrote a post on my website to try to clear up the misunderstandings that people have and spread about Segregated Witness.

http://www.achow101.com/2016/04/Segwit-FUD-Clearup

If you think I missed something or made a mistake, please let me know and I will change it. Feel free to discuss what I have written however I ask that you keep the discussion more technically oriented and less politically.

If you have any additional questions about segwit, I will try to answer them. If I think it is something that many people will ask or misunderstand, I will add it to the post.

This has also been posted to 4 other fora so please read those to avoid rehashing the same topics that have been answered elsewhere: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1423718.0
https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/4 ... nd_segwit/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/commen ... nd_segwit/
https://bitco.in/forum/threads/clearing ... gwit.1068/

Local rule: no posts about blockstream or claims that blockstream controls core development.

*Disclaimer: I am not one of the developers of Segwit although I have done extensive research and am in the process of writing segwit code for Armory.


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Re: Clearing the FUD around Segwit

Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:10 am

No matter how anyone tries to spin it it's an overly complicated approach that needs more testing than bitcoin has time for right now and should be done as a hard fork.
That is your opinion, you are entitled to your opinion, I will not attempt to change that. The goal of this article is to help stop the spread of misinformation about segwit and to help people better understand what it does. Whether you support it or not is completely up to you.


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Re: Clearing the FUD around Segwit

Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:26 am

Segwit is exciting. I can't wait to start using it. Thanks for the write up.

Here are some other helpful links to clear up any confusion concerning segwit:

https://bitcoincore.org/en/segwit_adoption/

https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/01/26/segwit-benefits/

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bi ... 1455557934

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