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The Bitcoin Game #57: BCH Lead Dev Amaury Séchet

Published on August 2nd, 2018 by Rob


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Welcome to episode 57 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I’m someone who feels a bit like a Bitcoin Maximalist, yet I still really wanted to learn about Amaury Séchet, lead developer of Bitcoin Cash (EDIT: note it's been pointed out that Amaury is the lead dev of Bitcoin ABC, the main client used for BCH, but he isn't technically the lead dev for BCH - apologies for the inaccurate wording). I like that many of Amaury's opinions seem fairly independent, rather than sticking to a party line. In this long-form interview, we talk about Amaury's initial interest in Bitcoin, why he started Bitcoin ABC, the software behind Bitcoin Cash, and what he saw as three critical mistakes he believed would prevent a big block fork from becoming the majority chain at launch. So BCH haters, put down the pitchforks for a second and give this a listen to better understand the French Bitcoiner known as Deadalnix.


EPISODE LINKS

Amaury on Twitter
https://twitter.com/deadalnix

Thomson M05 (School Computer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomson_MO5

HACK (Facebook Programming Langauge)
https://hacklang.org/

D (Programming Language)
https://dlang.org

Cypress Financial Crisis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%9313_Cypriot_financial_crisis

Bitcoin ABC
https://www.bitcoinabc.org

Extension Blocks
https://www.coindesk.com/purse-proposal-touts-extension-blocks-bitcoin-scaling-solution

ViaBTC
https://www.viabtc.com

Segwit Is Not Great, by Amaury Séchet
https://www.deadalnix.me/2016/10/17/segwit-is-not-great

Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA) https://news.bitcoin.com/the-bitcoin-cash-community-debates-future-difficulty-adjustments

Free Trader’s Github Blog
https://ftrader.github.io

Emergent Consensus
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-bitcoin-unlimiteds-emergent-consensus-gamble

The Cathedral and the Bazaar (musings on Linux and Open Source...) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar

Tokens on Bitcoin Cash
https://www.yours.org/content/overview-of-tokens-for-bitcoin-cash--bch--d2f928455dca

Cash Shuffle (BCH mixing protocol for fungibility)
https://cashshuffle.com

Grin (Nimble Wimble implementation)
https://grin-tech.org


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CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.


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