I've been hanging in the sidelines, avoiding making a decision on core vs bu and rBitcoin vs rBtc.
Today has decided it for me. First there was the major bug which crashed the BU nodes, and their nonchalant attitude towards it. More concerned about the disclosure of the bug on twitter, than on the bug itself ("it's just a bug, it'll get fixed").
Bugs happen, fact of life in the software world. But when you're dealing with financial systems, you minimise those bugs as much as possible, and you review, review, and review again. Taking the attitude that "bugs happen", when dealing with a software that hasn't been properly review, isn't the same as "bugs happen" with a software that has been extensively reviewed. We are dealing with a $20B market after all.
Then there is the so called censorship. Yes, I have had posts disappear from rBitcoin. Do I like it? No. But I do understand the need for some moderation. The irony is, rBTC is no different. I'd argue it's worse, since they will actively downvote anything they don't like so that it is hidden, effectively censoring your opinion whether you like it or not.
Lastly, the attitude of BU dev theZerg1, in taking the time to write a full page blog post today, amidst the chaos of the BU bug, to point out supposed bugs in core.
So yeah, I'm for core.
Though I'd still prefer it if core could take the high road and behave like adults.
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