There are a couple of big flaws in this. The risks of enforcing or not enforcing a soft fork are not equal. The side enforcing the soft fork has *zero* chance of losing a reorganization war to the non-enforcing side. They have a risk of their side being worthless. But investors also face this same risk, anyone receiving a transaction on the soft-fork…
AsicBoost does not exploit anything with malleability, it finds collisions in the Merkle Root of the transactions to save work. SegWit makes this harder since the Witness anchor must be recalculated and is slow.
Thanks for doing this vulnerability testing for Bitcoin’s current deficiencies in privacy! The community owes you a debt of gratitude to point out how we need to work harder protecting privacy and fungibility until such services no longer can function.
Erik’s accomplishments: spamming the chain to gamble pennies, and peddling shitcoins.
Maximalism is the natural result of Austrian Economics, the bedrock of Anarchocapitalism. Maximialism means that money will be winner take all (barring force). So competition is welcome, but the best money will win.
There is a perfectly valid reason — attacking the network to promote your ICO. Follow the money. Add in a bit of spite from Jeff of being held to high technical standards and dropping from prominence as more capable developers showed up, and you have everything you need to know.