Peter Todd and Charlie Shrem discuss hard and soft forks, the Bitcoin scaling debate, and the lighting network.
Developer Peter Todd joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by talking about Peter's focus on community rather than software as an important aspect of crypto. Charlie asks why the Bitcoin scaling debate was so controversial and it leads to an extensive discussion of the events of the debate, people involved, and some of the toxic environment during that period. They compare scaling and community aspects as it relates to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple as well. Peter predicts that Lightning Network will continue to grow, but not everyone will like it. He talks about the risks associated with ICO's and dishonest projects, Tierion, stablecoins, his open source project OpenTimestamps, and other decentralized projects. Charlie and Peter finish up with a discussion on hard and soft forks and Bitcoin's Berkeley DB hard fork incident.
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