The Bitcoin unlimited developers have created another controversial debate. By releasing the new client binaries from a private development repository, there was no way for anyone to verify if this update is legitimate. A closed source patch is never a good idea, especially when it is distributed”by accident” rather than through official channels.
Closed Source Patching Is Never A Good Idea
Bitcoin was designed to be an open-source protocol. That also means all developmental progress should be publicly verifiable. For some reason, the Bitcoin Unlimited developers decided to take a closed source approach toward releasing the recent client binaries. What … Read the rest