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[liberationtech] Tool so people might stop doing crazy things with their bitcoins (and stop being robbed)

Aymeric Vitte vitteaymeric at
Sun Jan 28 03:22:24 PST 2018

This is explained in the repo:

" this is the only part of the code that is slightly minified which does
not impact anything in terms of security

*The rationale for this is that we have noticed that some people are
trying to cheat with the dev fees, if you don't like them, don't use
this module, and modifying anything can be quite dangerous, should this
continue we might consider a much higher rate for the dev fees and
replace the code in clear by an obscure obfuscated one"*

People don't estimate the effort to do such tool, which is not trivial
at all given the over complexification of bitcoin stuff, and are trying
to cheat modifying the code to remove the fees (which is a bit crazy for
such a module and could just result for them to send their coins to some
wrong places or have them locked somewhere)

But on another hand they see no problem to pay very high fees to the
network (that they can lower with the tool to the minimum for once, they
just have to set ~1 satoshi per byte), to the exchanges, to the mining
pools, etc, or 10/20% fees to dubious wallets and services asking for
their seeds (then potentially stealing everything)

I think it's useless to restart an "open source vs not open source"
discussion, open source does not mean secure and easy to audit (try for
example to audit the bitcoin core source code and all dependencies), the
only thing that matters is that the code is provided and can be checked,
which is the case

In the first versions we stated something like "Should this project be
funded we will remove the dev fees and it will become fully open source"

This is still valid

Le 28/01/2018 à 11:38, Marc Juul a écrit :
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 3:49 AM, Aymeric Vitte <vitteaymeric at
> <mailto:vitteaymeric at>> wrote:
>     Please see
>     <>
> Ok. Why is it not open source though?

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