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To change Bitcoin, you must change the behavior of Bitcoin Core (or some other full Bitcoin client) and then convince people to use your modified version. Different levels of network adoption are required for different types of changes: If the change only disallows certain transactions or blocks that were previously allowed, then the change can be applied ...


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If segwit activates, any attempt to steal anyone's Bitcoin by stealing segwit outputs will be considered invalid and any blocks that contain said transactions will be invalid and thus will be a hard fork. With a hard fork, anything goes. Anyone can make a hard fork and confiscate anyone's coins on that fork, it is, after all, a change in consensus rules ...


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He was probably referring to the payment protocol, which lets merchants (optionally) attach their online identity to payment requests, so customers can be assured they are actually paying who they think they are paying. The payment protocol leverages the existing identity infrastructure that we all use every day on the web-- the same infrastructure used by ...


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What are the issues they currently working on? Perhaps I can help. I'm a member of the foundation; however, they haven't broadcast a specific mission or vision to us yet. That said, they are pursuing regulation and continued development of the Bitcoin protocol. As for challenges, they face the following concerns: Managing the growth of the ecosystem in a ...


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Who does make the decision which feature of bitcoin to include? The Bitcoin Core developers, particularly the ones with commit access, make the ultimate decision about what features to add to Bitcoin Core---but they do listen to community feedback, particularly polite and knowledgeable comments left on GitHub pull requests. What will be the procedure of ...


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The actual stated development process can be found here. That said, there's become a rule where enough core developers need to "ACK" it like seen in this pull request. Will there be a procedure for voting? If core devs feel it is safe, tested, useful, well written, match coding style, etc. then it gets merged into bitcoin. This is usually not easy and the ...


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The organization has many of your answers listed on it's website at bitcoinfoundation.org https://bitcoinfoundation.org/about Says the foundation's mission is to... standardize bitcoin, protect bitcoin, and promote bitcoin I would imagine that a good way to track their progress is by looking at... https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/ Also, you can see a ...


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