Ask me about:
- State of Blockchain
- The Future of Bitcoin
- Building Dapps
- Writing Smart contracts
- Security and Scaling
- Lightning Network
- And more
This AMA session is over but you can still ask questions to Jameson Lopp on their Hashnode profile.
We all need to run full validating nodes, no working implementation of spv, not able to prove a block is invalid and even if, not sufficient bc of valid-but-unknown blocks. Could you go into detail why blowback would be huge and it’s likely the community would just decide to tolerate a invalid block and try to ‘patch up’ the ill effects reactively ? Thank you.
I have three questions :)
How do you handle information overload? How do you keep work and life balance and stay content?
Do you think AI plays role in Blockchain in near future?
What do you think are some problems in computing that needs to be solved?
How do you think software updates to blockchain apps will work in the future? Given there is no easy way to enforce individual nodes to run a newer version.
Hey Jameson, Thanks for the AMA!
What Bitcoin would be in 2030? Will it be the next-gen digital gold? What are your thoughts?
Do you think that cryptocurrencies such as stablecoins will become something we'll be able to use in regular stores, or will they remain as a proxy to FIAT?
When do you expect Bitcoin to become an exchange-traded fund?
Jameson, Thank you again for doing the AMA.
If Bitcoin were to fail, would be the most likely reason for it's demise?Protocol bug?
Will sidechains be able to compete with altcoins for developer mindshare? Do you have an idea what scaling will look like beyond lightning? What roles do you see for prediction markets? Thanks!
Bandwidth and CPU time has historically improved on average approx. 17% per year. Since block size wasn't reduced, and in fact was increased, we have a LOT of catch-up to do if we ever want Bitcoin to be safely decentralised again. Do u think we need to reduce block size to keep bitcoin safe ?
I mean at least 80% of economic activity should be verified (users verify own incoming tx), anything less means there is a real risk an invalid chain will prevail over a valid one. Any block size larger than 300k increases the cost FASTER than technology becomes cheaper. Do you agree?
Thank you for your time Mr. Jameson and giving us a chance to have an AMA with you. I would ask some questions to you :
As a web developer :
- Why should I invest my time learning blockchain technologies ?
- Does blockchain have a secure future?
What's your opinion on decentralized communities? Do you think future communities are going to be built this way?
If Bitcoin fails does every other cryptocurrency fail? Or can Bitcoin fail and we still see a cryptocurrency we have today succeed?
What are some of your favorite Blockchain projects?
What's the biggest threat to Bitcoin, in your opinion... Or is there one?
Hi Jameson! What is your biggest concern about the current state of the cryptosphere?
How are you able to kill it on Twitter and still find time to kill it at work?
Thank you for doing the AMA. My question is in regard to security. Do you believe that the Bitcoin protocol or a traditional US bank is more secure? Given both the fractional reserve banking and potential for the US dollar to hyper-inflate and then the recent CVE-2018-17144 bug. Where would money be more secure on a ten year time horizon?
How would you explain Statoshi to a noob? 😀
Thanks for the AMA, btw.
Will you be making fine bathroom wine again? I would like some more.
Can you assess the current and future threats to bitcoin from state or central banking actors? What counterrevolutionary moves could we see against the Bitcoin protocol in the future?
Could you respond to this article on the limitations of smart contracts?
"There is an intractable problem in linking a digital to a physical asset. Physical assets are regulated by the jurisdiction you happen to be in. This means that possession in a smart contract doesn’t necessarily mean possession in the real world and suffers from the same trust problem as normal contracts." [edited down]
"Smart contracts are simply too easy to screw up, too difficult to secure, too hard to make trustless and have too many external dependencies to work for most things. The only real place where smart contracts actually add trustlessness is with digital bearer instruments on decentralized platforms like Bitcoin."
Do you think that BitCoin will still be the predominant cryptocurrency 10 years from now? Which other projects do you look at and think 'wow, really clever!'.
Why do we need Bitcoin?
What technical contributions are currently missing in the Bitcoin development space?
Is Blockchain gonna work as a standard in future for existing systems like banking,marketing,trading etc. I guess the tech is great but dont know why still not evolving or proving. As per development question how the datas are going to be stored in the network . And also when we can expect stable or standard version of any blockchain (not specific to ethereum ) for development as the existing is limited to scalibity and other limitation?
When do you think banks will stop blocking crypto-related transactions? Also, do you think Bitcoin will be legal everywhere in the world in the following years?
If you could go back in time and do 1 thing differently when and what would it be?
Hey Jameson, thanks for the AMA!
What is your advice for a beginner Bitcoin-holder regarding wallet security? What are the best practices that anyone can follow?
Is there any hope for me getting back the 45 BTC that were stolen from me in the SourceForge trojan attack?
Additionally, will bitcoin ever actually be a viable currency for day-to-day use? Or will the political infighting and greed surrounding it forever prevent the adoption of realistic technical solutions to its scaling problems?
Many highly-anticipated protocols will need to host hundreds if not thousands of developers to get traction. Many protocol leads are beginning to host incubators, sponsor university conferences and even acquihire to seed their protocol. Which approaches do you think are overhyped? Which are underestimated?
What domain will host the first mainstream Dapp? Gaming, gambling, financial services or other?
What do you think about the risks associated with quantum computers having the encryption used in bitcoin?
What do you think about Tendermint consensus?
What do you think 2019 will bring to the crypto market?
Hi JL. l lost my phone so localbitcoins.com temporarily suspended my account until I was able to setup 2FA again. During this time 3 btc were taken from my account.
- Seems cut and dry, localbitcoins are at fault. Yes?
- Is it worth me trying to get this money back?
- Are there professionals that I can pay to help me?