The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

April 2014

@flyosity @dcurtis Only because wearable computing isn’t ready yet.

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@Magnus919 The trick is balancing out the quantities in the proper proportions.

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@Magnus919 …a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls.

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@Magnus919 a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer

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@Magnus919 two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine

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Utterly unsurpassed ungulates: unmasking Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn! markshuttleworth.com/archives/1363 pic.twitter.com/qeME6HlP5f

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@cryptotraveler The idea is that if traders all of a sudden see XBT on their terminals, it has legitimacy & they will investigate.

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@BitcoinRat @cryptotraveler We have entered the Age of Communication - a happy side effect of which is it is clearer that we are not alone.

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licuende Hey devs, you wanna earn $100K and have tons of job opportunities in the next 10 years? Master. The. Blockchain. Seriously

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@BillNBing You should look into the “appcoins” AKA standalone cryptocurrencies being used as equity crowdfunding models. Example: @maidsafe

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@gendal @TonyCraddock @jgarzik Yes, there are methods for signing messages with your private keys to prove your ownership.

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@gendal @TonyCraddock @jgarzik Completely agree; I’m constantly on the lookout for simpler, more concise explanations for newcomers.

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@TonyCraddock @jgarzik @gendal Bitcoin is an Internet protocol for proof of ownership and thus transfer of ownership.

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Bloomberg We are pleased to announce today that Bloomberg is providing bitcoin pricing to our 320,000+ global subscribers: bloom.bg/1jhcsFO

via HootSuite (retweeted on 8:42 AM, Apr 30th, 2014 via web)

@BitRazvan @CoinChomp Thanks! I hope it is just the beginning :-)

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@mikestable I believe that your followers will appreciate this: youtube.com/watch?v=JOCtdw…

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I don’t invest in Bitcoin because I think it will create a utopian society. I do so because the rise of free market finance is inevitable.

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@mikestable @jefft See what @Jimlemm can accomplish when you let him double fist ?

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ideoforms new generation of the airpi out now, multipurpose raspberry pi shield to sense all sorts of atmospheric conditions: tindie.com/products/tmhrt…

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NTmoney The @MIT coin drop is the first major drop, but won’t be the last

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balajis This fall, every MIT undergraduate gets a grant of $100 in BTC to build the future of money.
tech.mit.edu/V134/N22/bitco…

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@el33th4xor @matthew_d_green People are pleading unnecessarily. There is no evidence that we are near the minimum threshold of req’d nodes.

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CoinChomp [Repost] Peeking Under the Hood of a Running Bitcoin Node (by @lopp) bit.ly/1pEqBSw

via CoinChomp content reposter (retweeted on 9:22 AM, Apr 28th, 2014 via web)

@mikestable Good reason not to hold a flare while annoying police. i.imgur.com/GpkH3W4.jpg

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@knucklesandwich @ddahlke I just got an Aeropress last weekend. Very nice.

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The nodes comprising the network are not a resource that is being depleted. It is trivial and cheap to add more nodes.

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I find this claim to be flawed b/c Tragedy of the Commons refers to a group depleting a shared, finite resource.

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I keep seeing claims that Bitcoin is doomed due to lack of direct incentivization to run a node. People are claiming Tragedy of the Commons.

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Highly recommend reading “Debt: The First 5000 Years” - an anthropological view of credit systems. amazon.com/Debt-First-5-0… h/t @messana

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@CoinChomp @droope123 I’m running my node on my home desktop computer. Only uses 20 GB of space at the moment. Bandwidth is bigger issue.

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@polemitis Will porn become Bitcoin’s “killer app?” ;-)

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The DevOps journey continues with my latest @CoinChomp post, “Peeking Under the Hood of a Running Bitcoin Node” coinchomp.com/2014/04/27/pee…

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@PGuru714 “”We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureaucratically-driven hierarchies.” - @fredwilson youtube.com/watch?v=R43OKY…

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@PGuru714 Cryptocurrency was conceived by cryptoanarchists; it is built upon principles of self governance. :-)

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T minus 7 days until a Dogecoin stock car will be racing around Talladega Superspeedway. cnn.com/2014/04/24/tec… pic.twitter.com/2gDZsUwIYI

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@PGuru714 We are seeing the crypto community embracing some cryptographic audit mechanisms. blog.coinkite.com/post/776997057… reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@PGuru714 In general terms, I believe human SPoFs can be mitigated via technological consensus mechanisms such as M of N key splitting.

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If your private keys would be lost forever in the case that you get hit by a truck today, your redundancy is insufficient.

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If it is possible for a Bitcoin Bandit to torture your private keys out of you, your security measures are insufficient.

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Bitcoin Barons must adopt the mindset of banks with regard to security. Eliminate single points of failure, both human and technological.

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@jgarzik Even if you were a Bitcoin Baron, that would not make it OK for people to send unsolicited investment requests.

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@oleganza Uhhhh how are @amazon coins at all related to Bitcoin?

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@aantonop Are you a shibe, Andreas?

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@JtotheOE Did you gain 61 followers by following a ton of people and hoping they follow you back? Not a great long-term strategy…

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@jgarzik Even non-sentient beings benefit from having more freedom :-)

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@alansilbert @barrysilbert I need to get a new car to put on my Bitcoin license plate. My 10 year old Tundra isn’t flashy enough…

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@davealevine @pmarca It’s no mind meld, but it’ll have to do… for now.

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realytcracker check out the new song “introducing neals” and the contest within soundcloud.com/ytcracker/intr…

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@mikestable @xapo Bridging gaps between legacy systems and new systems - just what we need! No MulliganMiles offers just yet, though :-P

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xapo Announcing the Xapo Debit Card - World’s first Bitcoin debit card. tmblr.co/ZKIXCo1DjCzVm pic.twitter.com/dv4JeiHwQr

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digiphile “Tech giants, chastened by Heartbleed, finally agree to fund ”-@jbrodkin arstechnica.com/information-te…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:10 AM, Apr 24th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

@emilepetrone Unless it’s a time-sensitive news piece, I’ll usually let a tweet ferment in my composition box for at least half an hour.

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“Money and Security” is a must read from @oleganza. blog.oleganza.com/post/833096201…

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Safecoin is an intriguing concept, but I’m unconvinced it’s a practical solution. IDK why anyone would invest except as a MSC arbitrage.

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@cryptotraveler Liberals need love too, brah

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@jgarzik Decentralize Bitcoin mining to the moon!

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@DanielKrawisz @jgarzik @anjiecast @JustusRanvier Many of us who are not Core devs disseminate critical info / discussions to other venues.

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@DanielKrawisz @jgarzik @anjiecast @JustusRanvier There are plenty of software engineers (such as myself) who are on the dev mailing list.

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@MichaelCasp Nah, that’s excessive use of force. I prefer to slash them to ribbons with my rapier wit.

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@NTmoney Oh my… you weren’t keeping backups?

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Digging the new @twitter profile layout. Lots of extra space now; I need to get @DevOps_BobRoss to show me how to draw happy Merkle trees.

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@gigq ZOMG, think of the lost hashes!

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@joerogan To be a good bitcoiner you’ve gotta be hip with the slang. @realytcracker spits it in “Bitcoin Baron” soundcloud.com/ytcracker/ytcr…

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Dorian Nakamoto accepts ~$30,000 in Bitcoin donations from the community! youtube.com/watch?v=w7YmJZ…

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@BitcoinXio Looks promising. I hope you expand to other sectors of the economy and establish yourself as a Better Bitcoin Business Bureau!

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Are you fluent in languages other than English? Want to contribute to Bitcoin? Help translate Bitcoin Core here: transifex.com/projects/p/bit…

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CoinChomp How to Set Up a Bitcoin Full Node: coinchomp.com/2014/04/21/how… (by @lopp)

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Mircea_Popescu Looking for an Affiliate Manager/Rep with provable experience/track record, for making him fucking rich. If you know someone…

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@pig_poetry You might be on to something. Imagine the market for a beer you could drink at the end of the night so as to not drive drunk.

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@balajis That map sure looks familiar… getaddr.bitnodes.io

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IDK about you, but I can’t wait to get crunk on powdered alcohol. Technological advancement FTW! telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/1…

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Do you want to support the Bitcoin network? Learn How to Set Up a Bitcoin Full Node coinchomp.com/2014/04/21/how… on @CoinChomp

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@binarybits In an ideal world, you would be correct. But I’m fairly certain that you’re not. bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-2…

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@cryptotraveler This is, of course, completely ignoring the philosophical issue of having to lend money to people to retain purchasing power

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@cryptotraveler @jerrybrito Yeah, it fluctuates a lot - you can thank the Federal Reserve for that. His arg seems to be over long term.

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@binarybits Run the same inflation rate vs interest rate analysis on all the other govt issues currencies and we’ll see how the arg holds up

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@cryptotraveler @jerrybrito makes a good point that you won’t lose purchasing power if you store dollars in a bank w/avg interest rates.

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@jerrybrito If the entire world only used one medium of exchange, that sure would simplify things, wouldn’t it? ;-)

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@jerrybrito Thus it might be more accurate for your title to be “no replacement for the dollar” rather than “govt money” in general.

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@jerrybrito Right, I’m saying that it would be great to see you run the numbers to quantify its usefulness as a safe haven from inflation.

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@jerrybrito @CathyReisenwitz @Jim_Harper I’d like to see you run inflation vs interest rates analysis for all other govt issued currencies.

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Prediction: cryptocurrency will cause changes to legal systems, not the other way around.

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@niccary @aantonop Completely agree; my bike is my primary transportation. Did a month-long 10,000 mile solo trip around USA in 2012.

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@mark_a_phelps @jefft They can skirt regulations by accepting cryptocurrency & providing complimentary cryptocondoms i.imgur.com/l9aSRbl.png

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@pig_poetry It’s called “mechanical turk.”

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@mark_a_phelps I suspect there will be a high premium for such a service. Also, gross.

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Trying to familiarize yourself with a new, complex codebase is like trying to psychoanalyze a new acquaintance.

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@antiballgame Dogecoin: such community! No one can predict future exchange rate; too many variables. One thing certain: 1 DOGE will = 1 DOGE

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The mere fact that you exist is proof that you are a winner.

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“Google Inactive Account Manager” doesn’t sound nearly as cool as “Google Dead Man’s Switch.”

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The /r/technology subreddit has lost its default subreddit status after a censorship operation was uncovered. reddit.com/r/technology/c…

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I gave up video games because I wanted to focus on winning Real Life. Hope to resume gaming after exploring most of Real LIfe’s side quests.

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@JPScoopZ I have high hopes for advancements in solar tech. It’s the fossil fuel industry’s reaction that makes it a risky bet IMO.

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Humans have a tendency to extrapolate progress linearly while technological advancements are causing the world to change exponentially.

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The new @ASUS @google Chromebox looks freakin’ sweet. asus.com/ASUS_Chromebox…

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@CathyReisenwitz Three cheers for the free market, amirite?

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@ddahlke Hm, a $4,000 hedge against the odds of an apocalypse in the next 26 years… decisions, decisions.

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Trailer: “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” - film will be released in 7 days at Tribeca Film Festival. youtube.com/watch?v=-H6QuI…

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jbeardsley OH from @DevOps_BobRoss “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents. And downtime.”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:59 PM, Apr 16th, 2014 via web)

Spending this morning trying to resolve Spring / OpenJDK compatibility problems in Eclipse. AKA the 7th circle of developer hell.

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@Mrkt_Evolution @CNBC Laugh it off at your own loss :-)

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CNBC Find out about ‘the bitcoin uprising.’ Watch the full documentary here: cnb.cx/1gFLEhr pic.twitter.com/Re8DsdDoxl

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@ashk4n @matthew_d_green Well you have to admit, there is a great deal of contempt at play here…

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@petertoddbtc Sorry Peter, it appears that Redditors are too ignorant to understand what you are saying.

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@nist @pmarca Point being, “fixed” version is still open to interpretation. Practically speaking, firearm confiscation won’t be happening.

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@nist @pmarca And as for the term “well regulated,” it can mean “functioning as expected.” constitution.org/cons/wellregu.…

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@nist @pmarca “Militia” can mean the entire able-bodied population of a community, town, county, or state. Thus, I’m in the militia.

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@flyosity I have my doubts about this service. There’s actually a well-known way to “undo” a tx, by making same tx to yourself w/larger fee.

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DevOps_BobRoss You can’t just provision one instance. Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say ‘everyone needs a friend’.

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@Magnus919 You should really research these things before you tweet. :-) bytecoin.biz

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My nomination for Most Interesting Bitcoin Speculator goes to Risto Pietila (rpietila) on BitcoinTalk. bitcointalk.org/index.php?acti…

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SaveHoney Introducing HoneyCoin - Frictionless bitcoin payment at your favorite stores: reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@CoinChomp Lopp Holdings is feeling better about that $390 buy-in.

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The common theme I see amongst people who are building out Bitcoin services & infrastructure is that they couldn’t care less about the price

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@migueldeicaza @lukejduncan First they ignore you, then you get Goxxed, then they laugh at you.

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rands An engineer understands a thing by first taking it apart.

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As a Bitcoin full node operator, I felt bitcoind was too much of a black box. So I hooked it up to Graphite. pic.twitter.com/PskZVRVQG1

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@pmarca /r/bitcoin requests your presence reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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@JtotheOE It is a huge advantage due to the network effect; not an insurmountable advantage.

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@naval In which case we’re going to need a “proof of release” mechanism to act as a smart contract.

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@tuurdemeester Excellent analysis. I appreciate your creative use of data sources that everyone else seems to overlook.

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China is certainly the new Gox, but even if China ceases Goxxing Bitcoin, I speculate that something else will gain Gox status

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cryptotraveler Wow, Ethereum has already been forked and I’m digging its distribution model.

bitcointalk.org/index.php?topi…

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TriangleBitcoin .@TigerDirect in Raleigh (goo.gl/maps/t6iH9 ) is hosting a seminar, TOMORROW at 2PM. Store discounts to attendees!

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jgarzik Amazon continues to be a very very unique company. “AMZN offers employees $5k to quit” money.cnn.com/2014/04/11/tec…

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btcjam We are hiring engineers and interns at @btcjam ! btcjam.com/careers
cc @mickymalka

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@pmarca I’ve seen reports that kids are getting into cryptocurrency. They’re a new segment of the unbanked who can benefit from it.

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@qikcoin @tuurdemeester I speculate that you are going to be waiting a verrrrrrrrrrrry long time.

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@danlowe @Bronto My fav “banana for scale” of all time: i.imgur.com/DC3Bayo.jpg

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@CoinChomp Lopp Holdings has executed a purchase of 5.0 BTC @ $390 via @coinbase

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Please take a look outside and ping me if you see blood in the streets.

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@xor @jgarzik Morris’ 3 golden rules of computer security: “Do not own a computer; Do not power it on; and do not use one.”

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@jessevanek @MarcHochstein They lost me at “involvement of a trusted authority.”

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savethemhood I have posted millions of dogecoins around the city. Look for these signs. Take one please. Help each..instagram.com/p/mk100KDbLW/9U

via Instagram (retweeted on 12:56 PM, Apr 9th, 2014 via web)

CoinChomp Check out our new writer Joseph Diedrich’s 1st post “Dos and Don’ts of Talking Bitcoin with Noobs”: coinchomp.com/2014/04/08/dos… (by @JSDiedrich)

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@MichaelCasp Mass stabbings seem to be about as common in Asia as mass shooting are in ‘murica. Knives are quite dangerous in close quarters

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@BillNBing Page 8: it appears that @BTCFoundation agrees with me about threat of a bug. bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/wp-conten…

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MultiBit bug makes it impossible to transfer more than 999.99 BTC in a single transaction. reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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CoinChomp “The Multifaceted Nature of Bitcoin”: coinchomp.com/2014/04/08/mul… by Jameson Lopp (@lopp)

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@marscoinorg @CoinChomp You make a good point - I’ll take it a bit broader and add a line about crowd funding.

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jony_levin network propagation wars are going to be Hash Rate Wars 2.0 @aantonop @jgarzik @gavinandresen Interesting analysis forthcoming…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:39 AM, Apr 9th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

@phsilberzahn @RoderickTLong @BHLBlog Why not the average blended face of everyone, since crypto belongs to us all? dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2…

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I cover cryptocurrency’s complexities causing controversy in my @CoinChomp post “The Multifaceted Nature of Bitcoin.” coinchomp.com/2014/04/08/mul…

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Govt keeps trying to classify cryptocurrency using legacy asset classes. This is shortsighted & not a solution. @PerianneDC @SteveWorks4You

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cryptotraveler @lopp @barrysilbert @SecondMarket I thought this was incredible insight, bitcointalk.org/?topic=249.25;…

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Does this mean that @barrysilbert is guaranteeing profits for anyone who invests in @SecondMarket’s BIT? pic.twitter.com/YYaXryepb5

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Bankers and govts are welcome to write any regulations applicable within their own systems, but Bitcoin will not be “subject” to their whims

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It’s adorable to see banksters discussing how they may change Bitcoin to suit their needs. They think they can write the rules in this game.

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@cryptotraveler They can plan whatever changes they like. They will have their FedGov fork and the Bitcoin community will go on without them

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@cryptotraveler This is not serious, it’s laughable.

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@cryptotraveler Didn’t Dogecoiners raise $50k just for a single NASCAR race?

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@anjiecast He is welcome to try to convince the community to enact such changes, but I predict that he will fail.

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AnonyOdinn and zerocash explained, briefly and succinctly, by @lopp in @CoinChomp: coinchomp.com/2014/03/10/zer…

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The craft beer brewing scene has hit critical mass in the Raleigh/Durham area. Five breweries opening this summer alone. I’m in heaven!

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@BTCFoundation I think no one should lead the Foundation. I think everyone should lead the foundation.

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@Coinometrics I’m working on a network monitoring project that may be of interest to you. I outlined it here: coinchomp.com/2014/03/19/bit…

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However, we completely overlooked an underbanked segment of the first world: adolescents. I’m seeing more teens joining the crypto community

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We’ve been saying for years that cryptocurrency is a more important development to the underbanked (third world) than to first world nerds.

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@mikestable Hey @gigq, how many reams of paper are you up to thus far?

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socrates1024 NoSQL Meets Bitcoin and Brings Down Two Exchanges: The Story of Flexcoin and Poloniex shar.es/BFnMe @el33th4xor

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Justice Anthonin Scalia on banning cameras from SCOTUS: “We don’t want to become entertainment” Translation: “We’re afraid of @TheDailyShow

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@pig_poetry Less resource scarcity == less conflict. Capitalism >> higher economic efficiency >> high standard of living >> less war.

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@pig_poetry Argument Pinker makes against anarchy / using force in self defense against a burglar who has invaded your house is ridiculous.

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The moral argument for a stateless society is the elimination of institutionalized violence and abuse, not that it will result in a utopia.

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@cryptotraveler I bet @gigq can answer these questions for you…

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TopLibertarian “Introducing the ACLU’s NSA Documents Database” j.mp/1fSl2pI

via Top Libertarian (retweeted on 1:07 PM, Apr 4th, 2014 via web)

tuurdemeester Argentina’s official CPI inflation is now 3.42% …per month. That’s 50% annualized. bit.ly/PrDU8N

via Silver Bird (retweeted on 10:48 AM, Apr 4th, 2014 via web)

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