RT @garrytan: Being a good software engineer who ships fast is necessary if you want to make anything good. Satoshi Nakomoto rolled a hard fork fix in 19 hours, and it’s what we still have today. Damn impressive.
I was very concerned about bugs like this in my early days of crypto investing. But not as much today. Governance and a strong community is what protects us from hackers and software bugs such as this. https://t.co/hvCcwU0AzX
If the hacker had been successful then their bitcoins would have been worthless, as this is over half the amount of China's current trade surplus with the US. They might have succeeded in bringing down crypto-currency for a while. But the basic concept was still sound and interested people that knew this would have reinvested.
This was back in the day of when bitcoin was starting. There was no real value for a bitcoin AND people were fucking with it for the lulz. People weren't investing like the sheep are now and it still had the goal as being a medium of exchange and not a investment.