How Decentralized is Blockchain? Pt.3 Blockstream: Is Bitcoin Controlled by the 1%?

in bitcoin •  last year  (edited)

The truth about Blockstream and Bitcoin. Is Bitcoin controlled?

Upon diving into the depths of the blockstream conundrum, I'm no longer sure what is the case.
I'll lay everything out on the table, like an open operation- and you decide..

It is coincidence, that the major issues began occurring within the communities when Blockstream's business model was announced to sell private side chains of BTC..
This was the #communities thoughts and response, predicting the turmoil to come:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68655.msg9292756#msg9292756

Which, private chains are of course more are in demand more often if #BTC 's #core #network is too slow for certain operations. The people in this forum called it on the nose, when they said that this corporation could create great friction inside the communities.

Not long after this, #Gavin #Andresen one of the first people to assist in the bitcoin team who was doing pure research on blockchain, argued it'd be optimal to increase blocksizes according to Moore's law until a fix came about.

Which, in relativity wouldn't actually make BTC mining any less decentralized.. Since it'd be increasing block size WITH the processing power.

So, who would gain the most from faster BTC transactions?

The bitcoin community.

What would be the downfall of higher blocksizes?

Mining Could be monopolized if it wasn't limited at a certain point. The idea was to increase the blocksizes until a fix was found. Similar to opening the floodgates slightly wider, until a better infrastructure could be built for the flow of the network.

Who would gain the most from BTC staying slow?

Anyone building opposing chains.

If BTC was doing well, and had scaleable solutions, people would invest and use BTC more often.

That's where the spooky phenomona comes in with Blockstream. They came in, and started hosting events, conferences around BTC. Then started gaining more and more of influence on the BTC core team. Previously I was under the impression Blockstream controlled up to half of the bitcoin core team,

However, this surgical article shows that's not quite true, one of the core dev's are the new appointed CEO, and they have at the time of that article 12.5% of the core team.

https://medium.com/@whalecalls/fud-or-fact-blockstream-inc-is-the-main-force-behind-bitcoin-and-taken-over-160aed93c003

But- it doesn't take owning an army to control it. All one needs to do is control the influencers.
We can hope that the others contributing to the Bitcoin commits still have the spirit of decentralization in mind, but if you owned that many people in a team, and if those people had major influence over all parties in the network, what could you do?

Just because the numbers come out low doesn't show the amount of control it has, some social influence could be enough to keep themselves on the track they want to be on.

Even worse, the Blockstream group was funded majorly by the Bilderbergs. What could THEY want with blockchain? Seeing as groups of this size like two things: control and money.

Data:
https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/47zfzt/blockstream_is_now_controlled_by_the_bilderberg/

I'd say their core intentions are both. Whether or not Blockstream has a vice grip on BTC core, it certainly is very questionable as to why? And shows a very scary story.. If we're not watching the teams we used to believe in and how they're changing they can go rogue on us. If you're committed to a project, put in the effort to research. Not just once, but to stay updated. Get involved. Do your part.


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Whoa this is crazy, thanks for the information.

Seems like these Bilderbergs and their networks have an insatiable need to get their hands on everything in order to stop the revolution.

Old Money vs New Money, the essence of all conspiracies.

That web of control by the Bilderberg unit is horrifying.. O.O.. Like a web of slave labor and wall street.. Got their hand in so many pots. Wonder what theyre planning now.

I dont know wether Blockchain was built by the the illuminati or no, but i sure know one thing, that they have the money printing machine, and the power. They can and will manipulate Cryptoz. I feel they are just waiting until the majority get into cryptoz, then they will play their game. They are evil, smart and patient. Remember, the governments across the world were talking about going digital, maybe this is what they want. Currently scare the public about cryptos, then remove cash from the system, then make your own crypto, and they are done.. They get what they wanted... Maybe im wrong, but thats what i think

This is interesting. As it seems with all things, if you follow the money trail far enough, you'll run into the same group of names. I'll be watching this more closely than I was.

  ·  last year (edited)

I don't yet understand this article but i'd keep on reading until i understand
But it seems this bilderbergs who is a large shareholder in bitcoins is planning something diabolical
Maybe, maybe not

It will be interesting to see how centralization in Proof of Stake turns out if exchanges are able to stake with their huge balances

blockchain is decentralized. i think it cannot be controlled.

It would make sense that a group such as this would want to dismantle or control the direction that BTC was going in in subtle ways, especially in terms of its functionality and ability to be adopted by the masses, considering they're all Westerners who are pro-status quo and probably saw the high utility sought by anti-status quo people and people in non-West aligned nations.

Even worse, the Blockstream group was funded majorly by the Bilderbergs. Even worse still, they love Oprah!

if the 1% wanted to buy up all the bitcoin or a controlling interest in it they certainly could.

Very well written article and presented nicely, thank you for writing this @followbtcnews

great article keep the good work

Satoshi himself said that nodes should be run as large server farms and that normal users would run simplified wallets so that thy didn't have to be involved. The block size should be practically unlimited, even if there was a strict limit put in place at a much higher level than normal use simply to avoid a particular attack vector.

That was always the intended design.

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Thanks for the article.

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