Bitcoin Q&A: Governance and social attack immunity


Who are the maintainers of Bitcoin Core and what are their privileges? What is the difference between contributors, committers, and maintainers? How do we build Bitcoin’s immune system against social attack? How do we achieve decentralized decision-making? Pay attention to the technology, not the people. Regulation in Bitcoin is done algorithmically, not politically.

NOTE: At 2:21, I forgot the name of Samuel Dobson, the wallet maintainer, but his name has been included in the video subtitles.

More about the Bitcoin Core project:
https://bitcoincore.org/en/team/
https://bitcoincore.org/en/contact/
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/contrib/verify-commits/trusted-keys

Jameson Lopp: “Who Controls Bitcoin Core?” – https://medium.com/@lopp/who-controls-bitcoin-core-c55c0af91b8a

These questions are from the Polish Bitcoin Congress (Polski Kongres Bitcoin), the Seattle ‘Internet of Money’ tour event, and the December monthly subscriber session, which took place on May 12th, November 10th, and December 15th 2018, respectively.

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He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK

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