The conversation makes interesting reading and CSW provides some fascinating nuggets. The following are some that stood out.
On the departure of Satoshi:
Why the 21m coin limit:Q: are you sad that you left Bitcoin in 2010? Was it a mistake?
A: I did not leave Bitcoin. Gavin was left to manage the code with others. That is not leaving.
Q: How would you call it then?
A: I stopped responding to trolls. The base protocol was and is fine.
Q: what is the base protocol?
A: With the cap removed it remains ok.
Why Adam Back was credited in the whitepaper:Q: Why was 21 million chosen? was it arbitrary number or is there a reason for that particular number?
A: M. 21 million links to global M1. There are no decimal points, 21 million is the reference for people, the no. Satoshi (and I did not call them that) are related to M1.
Q: can you expand on that?
A: http://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=m0,-m1,-m2,-m3,-m4. If you read the 08 paper, you will note the use of fiat as a value. Sect, 9. Page 5. In the use of 21 million x 10^8 parts you have a value that maps to the cent. That is, to global M1. This would be 21,000,000,000,000 USD as M1. 21,000 trillion.
Q: So bitcoin is meant to displace global fiat
A: The idea is global cash. A single world currency
On UASF and what are nodes:Q: Why did you credit Adam Back hashcash when you didn't use it?
A: Adam intro'd Wei. I do not generally talk to people I do not know. Not without an intro.
Q: But why credit him while you not used his? This wrong citation creates this evil blockstream
A: Adam was helpful for all that he said it would not work, but I am used to people saying my work is not worth considering. Again, I never foresaw the world to come as it has come. I did not see the politics. I saw state actors as more the issue than Adam B(l)ack
Views on SegWit:Q: I know you touched on the 1mb cap and mining but can you comment on the idea of the UASF, (user activated soft fork) and your thought on using it to implement segwit? Also general thoughts on segwit? Thanks.
A: UASF - Miners are nodes. Nodes are miners. There are NO full non-mining nodes. Please read the paper. It is VERY VERY clear. If you have issues, look at the code. "Nodes" that are not mining are wallets, these are fat SPV systems and sock puppets
I hope we hear more from CSW moving forwards.Q: And then segwit generally?
A: SegWit centralises the system