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Adam Back @adam3us
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@lopp @aantonop adversarial thinking is counter-intuitive to most, and very hard to learn - like chess vs grandmaster: most people will never be able to beat a grandmaster even if they dedicated the rest of life to it. sounds elitist, but it's reality: schneier's law. best can do is seek review.
@lopp @aantonop and bitcoin has multiple traps with counter-intuitive security assumptions: applied crypto, p2p network protocol system-level effects, mining strategy game-theory, byzantine agreement protocol, code host security, even monetary economic theory. humility and peer review essential.
@lopp @aantonop "the first thing you have to ask is, `Who the hell are you?' Show me what you've broken to demonstrate that your assertion of the system's security means something." -@schneierblog… insist on extensive peer review by experts don't take unqualified assertion
@lopp @aantonop @schneierblog #bitcoin appears superficially simple, which is good for adoption and interest and to have a feel of what it is and how it works, but at level of protocol improvement, the design gets more counter-intuitive as you get into the details. this is a risk area for dunning-kruger...
@lopp @aantonop @schneierblog a phenomena of people who's ego allows them to think they should be able to override the market & collective brain trust of experts operating via stringent peer review, who appear immune to self-competence re-evaluation after having failed hard times over on #Bitcoin game-theory.
@lopp @aantonop @schneierblog sounds harsh, and I personally like and would be happy to advise many of the personalities, but dudes, you seriously need to understand your own limits and respect collective safety and expertise. "oops we broke it, oh well smart people can maybe fix it behind us" is not a plan.
@lopp @aantonop @schneierblog any more than it would be for mission critical systems with flight control systems, space systems with live and money on the line. even flight systems have actuarial risk calculations at around $1mil/life insurable. Bitcoin has to aim higher - a free market money is world level.
@lopp @aantonop @schneierblog like safety systems on a generation ship… future of financial liberty on the line. calm down, stop fighting, learn from mistakes of others, humility to learning & peer review. there is no huge security safety margin, recent CVEs show we're near human limits
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