Bitcoin Q&A: Network uptime and emergency releases


What is Bitcoin's total network uptime? What caused the short downtime events in 2010 and 2013? How are emergency situations handled? This question is from the October monthly patron session, which took place on October 26th 2019. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: RELATED:
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