Bitcoin devs are intentionally conservative in order to prevent mistakes like these. This bug was easily avoidable.
"After seeing the minimal review the changes had undergone and the large number of lines changed, I thought it reasonably likely that a bug might have slipped in"
What is the fediverse? Answer: https://wiki.freedombone.net/view/welcome-visitors/view/a-peoples-history-of-the-fediverse/view/introduction
"How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity — in short: what mathematicians call "elegance"— are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?"
Edsger W. Dijkstra
BitMex hits 1.000.000 BTC volume.
Especially interesting with regards to
Bitcoin Maston Instance