Nathan C.

Location:

Tel Aviv-Yafo

Member since:

February 4, 2014

When did you first hear about Bitcoin?

Probably February 2011.

What about Bitcoin do you find appealing?

Only that it's the realization of about 20 years of cypherpunk speculation. Seriously, we haven't even begun to exploit its potential as a protocol for implementing other services on top of.

What, in your opinion, are the main challenges facing Bitcoin going forward?

The Bitcoin protocol comprises a written specification and a de facto standard determined by what transactions Bitcoin-Qt will include in mined blocks. That's ok for now, but we need to think about moving to a multistakeholder governance model to give more of a voice to the larger body of Bitcoin users that aren't long-time protocol hackers.

Are you involved in any specific Bitcoin-related initiatives?

I've written a few scripts to do things like track unusual exchange rate moves. Nothing serious right now.

Introduction

I'm a maths graduate from the UK; I moved to Israel in 2011 and finished with the army in late 2013. I've considered myself a software developer since around 2009, though I've been hacking longer than that. Interests: AI, poker, computational assets.


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