Just listened to the Decentralized whiteboard talk and as always I am impressed with Charles’ analytical thinking and with the scientific approach of the Cardano team. The one question I have is what is the thinking on hard forks and their inevitability or lack thereof? Let me explain. It seems obvious to me that Bitcoin has proven that the lack of governance has lead to conflicts where a technical debate can lead to no resolution and a hard fork is the only solution. For the most part bitcoiners seem to see this as okay.
What is the Cardano view? Obviously Voltaire is toted to provide the distributed governance which bitcoin lacks but is it expected to settle any and all future debates? Asked another way, is there always expected to be one and only one Cardano or on the other extreme are forks seen as inevitable and the possibility of a Cardano Classic seen as an acceptable solution to irreconcilable differences (at least theoretically)?