Bitcoin ABC Lead Developer Answers Questions in Reddit AMA
Today, Amaury Séchet, the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, participated in a Reddit AMA session where he answered questions about Bitcoin Cash (BCC); offering insights into the Bitcoin alternative from a developer’s point of view.
Bitcoin Cash Developer Participates in Reddit AMA
Amaury Séchet, under the Reddit username (/u/deadalnix), participated in an Ask Me Anything session in the Bitcoin Cash subreddit.
During the session, users questioned him about some of the most pressing issues in the post-fork Bitcoin world.
Naturally, these questions mostly centered around Bitcoin Cash — specifically focusing on things like future goals and what the ultimate block size limit ought to be.
Regarding the latter question, Séchet stated that he preferred some kind of algorithmic solution that automatically kept the block size ahead of demand.
Additionally, he was also asked about the possibility of BCC and BTC co-existing as stable chains in the future, to which he responded by saying it was an unlikely scenario.
However, he also claimed that BCC has the leg up over BTC in surviving as a minority chain thanks to its difficulty adjustment algorithm.
Séchet: ‘Layer 2 is Only as Reliable as Layer 1’
Séchet also offered his thoughts regarding SegWit1x and the other SegWit proposal and Bitcoin scaling solution SegWit2x.
Interestingly, he believes that if both are implemented in another split, then it’s unlikely that both survive unless one introduces something like an emergency difficulty adjustment.
Furthermore, he also addressed so-called second layer solutions to Bitcoin scaling, such as the lightning network.
While Séchet says he has nothing against second layer solutions, he does think that pushing every problem to another layer is an unrealistic move on the part of developers.
I have nothing against L2 per se, but I think some important points have been ignored. First L2 can only be as reliable as L1 is. When block become congested and L1 become unreliable, L2 does so as well. Second, L2 will have different characteristics than L1… thinking we’ll push everything into L2 is not a realistic roadmap.
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Images Via Steemit, Amaury Sechet