‘Cargo-Cult Engineering’: Bitcoin Core Dev Slams Consensus Convention

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‘Cargo-Cult Engineering’: Bitcoin Core Dev Slams Consensus Conference

Bitcoin Core developer Johnathan Corgan has joined Jimmy Tune in criticizing the seeming lack of Bitcoin focus at this week’s Consensus 2018 convention.


Corgan: Blockchain ‘Bashing’ Bitcoin

In a protracted collection of tweets summarizing the occasion, which ends Could 16, Corgan highlighted what he described as “cargo-cult engineering” taking desire amongst audio system.

“It’s like all the favored youngsters (Blockchain) are publicly bashing the geeks and nerds (Bitcoin) whereas privately attempting to repeat their homework,” he wrote Tuesday.

Educator Jimmy Tune had been first to publicly pan some features of Consensus, saying throughout a panel with a JPMorgan government that Bitcoin was “the true innovation right here.”

“I don’t see something apart from buzzwords,” he mentioned, including on Twitter afterwards that his phrases “verbalized what most likely a considerable amount of the individuals within the viewers had been pondering.”

‘Costly And Gradual Database’

Persevering with the theme, Corgan produced a prolonged clarification of why Bitcoin was the one “profitable use” of Blockchain know-how.

“A blockchain is nothing greater than an costly and gradual database,” he concluded.

It’s a vital however *inadequate* ingredient, and never even a very powerful one, of a system (Bitcoin) designed to offer financial sovereignty to its voluntary contributors.