> This is because Gavin is far more pro-gov (i.e. he floated ideas about blacklists before etc)
I am very much correct.
He has also joined the blockchain consortium which aims to work with gov to police Bitcoin. He visits the CIA, he does not belive individual users should run nodes.
That does not mean he is an evil person but he is undoubtedly far more pro-regulation then most other devs.
>A currency that is not fungible is a dead currency and a dead Bitcoin currency would mean a dead Coinbase company. So, no, it’s not in Brian’s interest as you claim it to be
We are not talking about hypothetical, we do not need to speculate what is his interest, we have the current reality. Coinbase does track transactions and already has blacklists of undesirable entities. Its very much in his interest to do that because as you yourself point, if he does not he will be shut down.