Hijacking consensus in Bitcoin with social engineering
Censorship in Bitcoin has become a massive problem . There are only a number of places where people can speak their minds and be heard by the majority of Bitcoin users, and so far all of these places have become censored and controlled by only a handful of people .
If Bitcoin were suppose to be a technological response to trust in third-party financial companies then so far every Bitcoin user is still in the banking age of communication technology. And that is a very bad thing if you care about how centralization will effect Bitcoin in the future.
Without a decentralized medium for discussion anyone is able to control what information other people are allowed to post which creates the perfect opportunity to influence (and subsequently control) the ecosystem without ever having to compromise the blockchain directly.
This is possible because consensus in Bitcoin doesn’t just
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