M.Hearn adds privacy depriority to Bitcoin XT, calls your Tor/Proxy/etc use "unimportant"

Brenda Fernández me at brendafernandez.com
Tue Sep 22 09:35:14 PDT 2015

Because the XT stands for nsa-eXTensions.

No really, Hearn is a joke, has been consistently working to weaken bitcoin
since 2013.

In any case nobody gives a dime about XT:

But they are still trying to push the hardfork and other assorted shit in
BIP100/BIP101 etc.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:07 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-August/010379.html
> https://github.com/bitcoinxt/bitcoinxt/commit/73c9efe74c5cc8faea9c2b2c785a2f5b68aa4c23
> Bitcoin XT contains an unmentioned addition which periodically downloads
> lists of Tor IP addresses for blacklisting, this has considerable privacy
> implications for hapless users which are being prompted to use the
> software. The feature is not clearly described, is enabled by default,
> and has a switch name which intentionally downplays what it is doing
> (disableipprio). Furthermore these claimed anti-DoS measures are
> trivially bypassed and so offer absolutely no protection whatsoever.
> ...

Brenda Fernández
me at brendafernandez.com
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