Erik Voorhees blocked me on Twitter, for correctly pointing out he has not honored his commitment (in writing), to ensure all hardforks are safe by adding replay protection

Erik Voorhees signed the following statement:

Some exchanges intend to list BTU and all of us will try to take steps to preserve and enable access to customers' BTU. However, none of the undersigned can list BTU unless we can run both chains independently without incident. Consequently, we insist that the Bitcoin Unlimited community (or any other consensus breaking implementation) build in strong two-way replay protection. Failure to do so will impede our ability to preserve BTU for customers and will either delay or outright preclude the listing of BTU.

Source: https://www.bitfinex.com/bitcoin_hardfork_statement

After committing to this key safety feature, of strong to way replay protection, he has now backed out of the agreement. Erik now supports 2x, which does not include strong replay two-way replay protection. Erik then tried to twist the meaning of words saying 2x was not "consensus breaking", since it has consensus. This is clearly not what the commitment means, it uses the words consensus to mean consensus rules, not "community consensus". Besides, there is not community consensus for 2x anyway, saying so is arrogant.

Erik cannot face up to the truth, so decided to block me on Twitter instead.

Does Voorhee's word mean nothing?

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I’m trying to do a double-spend with a higher fee without any luck.

My wallet: 15Zz2KP5iA7oVarmtmBvb9ZHUmQaSFL9M8

Unconfirmed transaction: 0b0177688485922027b336c24e765fdea8dc03d2ad79f87019705f2ca9fb970a

I’m using coinb.in to create, sign and broadcast transaction but I get Error: 64: scriptsig-not-pushonly.

The transaction seems to be valid when I verify it.

Can anyone point my in the right direction for this?

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But from what I understand, and as my limited experimentation has shown, these mnemonic seeds seem specific to an individual program and even its versions.

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I also have prune in my config file. For some reason this does work. Also the rpcallow works fine. So it does read my config file?

When I add the -conf parameter with my config file I get this error:

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I even get this error when the file is empty

Does someone know how I can fix this?

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