[Freedombox-discuss] The Freedombox Economy

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Sep 25 14:16:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 04:05:07PM +0200, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

> The current client is non mining by default.
> Just to be clear the proposal is not to use bitcoins themselves but to
> create a fork specifically for FBX.  All bitcoin chains start with the

A fork which makes the currency at least initially worthless and does not
fix BitCoin's design deficiencies (see talks by Dan Kaminsky) appears
like the worst of two worlds.

As fixing BTC architecture (block tree instead of chain, linear
volume growth, etc.) is a hard problem, the best solution is to
use a nonforked BTC client, and make FreedomBoxes part of the
current fledgling BTC economy and network. 

> number "1" ... however the derivatives could start with, say FBX.  And
> the rules of the system could be tweaked appropriately according in
> the fork.  Other projects such as solid coin have taken this approach.
> B/W IS an issue.  But the proposal is to leverage the mass power of
> the FBX network essentially with an aim of reducing hardware cost
> (hopefully to zero!) thereby achieving mass penetration.

It seems making each FBX node a facultative BTC client/wallet appears
the best solution to increase utility to end users.

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