On the bitcointalk forum, evoorhees wrote:
For a long time people said the "waiting for six confirmations" was a significant drawback, but most people understand that problem has been almost entirely eradicated.
and Revalin replied:
as you mentioned we have an elegant potential solution to the confirmation delays, though I haven't seen any moves to actually implement it yet
How has the problem of waiting for confirmations been eradicated? What is this elegant potential solution? The first quote seems to imply the problem is already solved, whereas the 2nd says the solution hasn't been implemented yet. Which is it?