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Bitcoin: The Laws of Physics

(1/13) Do the laws of physics validate the bitcoin protocol? 🧵

The laws of physics do not have anything to do with the btc protocol. The btc protocol is a set of rules and guidelines that govern the operation of the btc network, a decentralized digital currency system.

(2/13) These rules and guidelines are designed to ensure the security and integrity of the network, and to enable users to transfer value (in the form of Bitcoin) securely and efficiently. The laws of physics do not play any role in the operation of the Bitcoin protocol.

(3/13) But bitcoin requires energy to work. And energy is a part of different laws in physics right?

Yes, that's correct. The operation of the Bitcoin network does require energy, just like any other computer-based system.

(4/13) The computers that power the network use electricity to perform the complex calculations needed to process transactions and maintain the blockchain, the decentralized ledger that keeps track of all Bitcoin transactions.

(5/13) However, the laws of physics do not have any direct bearing on the operation of the Bitcoin protocol.

(6/13) The laws of physics describe the fundamental principles that govern the behavior of matter and energy, and they do not specifically address the use of energy in the context of Bitcoin or any other computer-based system.

(7/13) The laws of physics do not validate the Bitcoin protocol, nor do they have any direct impact on its operation.

(8/13) So what governs the behavior of digital energy?

Digital energy does not exist in the same sense as physical energy, such as the energy of a moving object or the energy of an electric current.

(9/13) Digital information, such as the data that is processed by computers, is a concept that is separate from physical energy.

(10/13) The behavior of digital information is governed by the rules and protocols that have been established for the system in which it is used.

(11/13) For example, the rules of the Bitcoin protocol dictate how transactions are processed and recorded on the blockchain, and how users can access and use their Bitcoin.

(12/13) These rules are designed to ensure the security and integrity of the network, and to enable users to transfer value securely and efficiently.

(13/13) In summary, the behavior of digital information is not governed by the laws of physics, but by the rules and protocols of the systems in which it is used

This post is based on this twitter thread.

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