"If the second version screwed up, the user experience would reflect badly on both, although it would at least reinforce to users the importance of staying with the official version. If someone was getting ready to fork a second version, I would have to air a lot of disclaimers about the risks of using a minority version. This is a design where the majority version wins if there's any disagreement, and that can be pretty ugly for the minority version[…]."
The chief executive of the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE), has discussed the company’s decision not to launch bitcoin futures markets. Jeff Sprecher of ICE described the opacity of the bitcoin markets as a driving factor behind the company’s decision.
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No one is regretting that they've bought Pentium 133 pc back in '95 for 1000 dollars when now they can get orders of magnitude faster hardware for the same price right now (and they can get 133 for free probably). This is what was available at the time of purchase.
With Bitcoin it's the same story. Who cares that for one Bitcoin you couldn't buy even a pack of gum and now it gets you 500 pizzas.
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