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

December 2014

@shazow @oleganza Nice; I’d like to see these types of metrics reported on sites like @bitcoinpulse and @coingecko

via Twitter Web Client in reply to shazow

rauchg .@lopp including a paper by the Fed in 2014
federalreserve.gov/econresdata/fe…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:19 PM, Dec 31st, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

2008: 1 paper (Satoshi)
2009: 1 paper
2010: 1 paper
2011: 7 papers
2012: 18 papers
2013: 55 papers
2014: 190 papers

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

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2015 crypto predictions: Silk Road seizure, @GAWMiners implosion, hacks, volatility, & drama. But also investment, development, & adoption.

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@balajis And for those following along at home, a helpful diff against their last filing: published.github.io/sec.gov/Change…

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2014 will be remembered as the year Bitcoin went mainstream in terms of name recognition but not in terms of comprehension.

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Prior to 2014 I had 0 @github activity. This year I’ve contributed to 8 projects and started one of my own. Looking forward to 2015!

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If /r/bitcoin mods are going to stifle scam warnings, we should probably come up with a better system. reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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If you don’t hold the private keys, you don’t own cryptocurrency.
If you don’t own a physical machine you can access, you’re not mining.

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The first bitcoin transaction sent via pneumatic tube. imgur.com/a/Y1z24

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@ryanxcharles @orweinberger @ematiu I wonder how many existing projects are going to break b/c they assume sequential blocks…

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ValaAfshar Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) brilliantly explains @claychristensen’s disruptive innovation theory in 15 tweets: pic.twitter.com/3ic1teQbRW

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:09 PM, Dec 28th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

csoghoian Clear message from @ioerror at : NSA can’t decrypt OTR and PGP.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:44 PM, Dec 28th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

ioerror Regarding our @DerSPIEGEL article about cryptography - NSA Documents: Attacks on VPN, SSL, TLS, SSH, Tor: spiegel.de/international/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:41 PM, Dec 28th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

ioerror Our latest @DerSPIEGEL article about Crypto - Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security: spiegel.de/international/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:41 PM, Dec 28th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

“Don’t choose encryption key length to protect against today’s computers, but against those in 50 years. I use 4096 bit keys.” - @ioerror

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@jefft Ouch? Did the $7 that got thrown at you hit you in the face? :-P

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Cryptolina Let’s Bring home the first victory to the Carolinas. Let’s go @BitPay @lopp

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:41 PM, Dec 26th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

FanSidedGIF VINE - WHAT A CATCH! Thornton pass ,to J. Samuels for 18 yds and the TD vine.co/v/OHDbtVPPaZ3

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 9:13 PM, Dec 26th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

BitPay BitBoris, Say Goodbye to Processing Fees Forever With BitPay: youtu.be/wBjhz9GxP7I via @YouTube

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 9:01 PM, Dec 26th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

At this point I’m more excited about the next @BitPay advertisement than the next play. Loved the Russian gang ad!

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NCSU is poised to win tonight’s because it has a superior engineering program.

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I dislike the term “techno-libertarian” that seems to be catching on, but I guess it’s less scary to general public than “crypto anarchist.”

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I caught someone lying about running a Bitcoin node, presumably fishing for tips. reddit.com/comments/2qdjv…

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Peace on Earth and the democratization of technology and information for the common man.

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newsycombinator Silent Circle’s Warrant Canary is out of date canary.silentcircle.com

via newsycombinator (retweeted on 11:50 AM, Dec 25th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

wikileaks Silk Road for Secrets: WikiLeaks + Bitcoin slur.io — monetizing whistleblowing to boost it 1000x

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:30 PM, Dec 24th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

Bitstein The Open Bay: Save, Create, and Run Your Own Pirate Bay openbay.isohunt.to github.com/isohuntto/open…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:53 PM, Dec 24th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

Hydra currently respawning; please wait… thepiratebay.se

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@orweinberger IDK, but I’ve been thinking of taking a crack at writing a map reduce job that can process the entire blockchain

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Very happy that I can finally say I’m a Bitcoin Core contributor, even if my contribution was subtractive :-) github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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I suspect Bitcoin may become the Linux of value systems. That is, not greatly adopted by consumers, but powering a lot of infrastructure.

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@orweinberger @Xentagz And yet, really REALLY safe means you’re not the sole controller of a key (multi-sig) medium.com/@lopp/thoughts…

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@abbydactyl Hopefully some day it will just be “phone.” And later, “subdermal microchip.”

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Just realized that I should have named my company “Lopp HODLINGS LLC”

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ziggamon Like in the prophecy, Bitcoiners implement HTTP 402 in-browser payments. Zero Click Bitcoin Micropayments challengepost.com/software/zero-…

via iOS (retweeted on 7:29 AM, Dec 20th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

Thesis on private, trustless, decentralized message consensus and voting schemes: jesper.borgstrup.dk/master-thesis-…

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gendal Just when I think I understand the cryptocurrency/block chain space, I realise I didn’t understand anything at all gendal.me/2014/12/19/a-s…

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 6:40 PM, Dec 19th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@kyledrake Anyone claiming that it was the absolute worst performing investment of 2014 didn’t look hard enough. crappystocks.com/worst-stocks-o…

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@emilepetrone Ouch; what’s the penalty for not fulfilling one’s SS promise?

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el33th4xor You had my attention up until “case-insensitive filesystem.” bit.ly/13FwMwX

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ryanxcharles Announcing reddit notes redditblog.com/2014/12/announ… @redditnotes

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“I think virtual currency could eventually cause some amount of self reflection in the legacy financial system.” - @BenLawsky

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Bitcoin HODLers: keep calm and don’t get @ZhouTonged! youtube.com/watch?v=OeTwwg…

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@BenDoernberg I get the impression they don’t need a business model yet b/c they have so much funding runway reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment…

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@PonziTracker Man who accused “X-Men” director of molesting him now charged with investment fraud. charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/17/539…

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prestonjbyrne Eris Industries is live. erisindustries.com @eris_ltd

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:38 PM, Dec 17th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@maraoz @Bitstein Github only stores versions > 0.1.5, sourceforge > 0.4.1. This seems to be oldest avail version: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topi…

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@orweinberger Personally I’d advocate just downloading a build of bitcoin from master and skip the whole bootstrapping process.

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@orweinberger Don’t you need to load the .torrent via rtorrent rather than wget? github.com/orweinberger/f…

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orweinberger Help the network by automatically deploying full nodes fullnode.co

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:40 AM, Dec 17th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@jefft So… did he leave his computer unlocked?

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Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees white paper: github.com/JeremyRubin/MA… H/T @roasbeef

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@roasbeef I’m getting a 404; have a different URL?

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@polemitis @balajis I hear “we need Proof of Non-existence.”

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@binarybits @henryfarrell It was too late even before the genesis block was published.

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.@MatthewPhillips claims that bitcoin was “the worst investment of 2014” - I beg to differ. crappystocks.com/worst-stocks-o…

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@fnxTX That’s interesting… and certainly plausible.

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On the bright side, only ~160 reachable nodes have been stuck at the same height past 24 hours, half @ genesis block. lopp.net/projects/nodeh…

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@fnxTX Yeah, I’ve had nodes get stuck in weird orphan block loops on several occasions and the only fix was to restart bitcoind.

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@fnxTX We know 16% are well behind the tip; the question is how many are stuck. The next step will be to measure velocity.

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Here’s a chart I whipped up to visualize the distribution of bitcoin node block heights: lopp.net/projects/nodeh…

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adamludwin Bitcoin apps will drive the price of BTC, but it will take time - it’s faster to place a trade than build an app:

blog.chain.com/post/105287860…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:42 PM, Dec 15th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

Oddly enough, this is not due to a ton of nodes being stuck at the genesis block; the block heights are fairly evenly distributed.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

16% of reachable bitcoin nodes are more than an hour behind the tip of the blockchain. Average node block height is 320,052 (2014-09-10)

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New @port8333 feature: realtime transactions that have propagated though over 50% of nodes getaddr.bitnodes.io/dashboard/tran…

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Difficulty drops lead me to wonder: if mining is becoming unprofitable for more people, will they instead invest directly in BTC?

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Looks like Bitcoin’s mining network is still contracting and we’re on target for another 1% difficulty drop tomorrow.

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Deploy a Toshi node to @heroku with one click: via Twitter Web Client

4) Also, use of bitcoins buys you real world assets - the bandwidth, computing power, and disk space backing the blockchain.

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3) As more Bitcoin-based companies come online, they add more utility and thus value to the BTC blockchain, increasing demand for tokens.

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2) I invest in bitcoins from the viewpoint that they are akin to an index fund for the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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1) Blockchain tech startups may provide a higher ROI than bitcoins, but they are not an option for the average nonaccredited investor.

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NickTimiraos One-third of Americans have a criminal record, complicating hiring decisions for employers on.wsj.com/1wpnD4N pic.twitter.com/yN9rddXxId

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:25 PM, Dec 13th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

I just published “Graphite & Grafana Performance Tips” medium.com/@lopp/graphite…

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I wish there was an easy way to add @coinbase and @ChangeTip buttons to @Medium posts. Best I could manage example: medium.com/@lopp/how-to-s…

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@polemitis I sure wish we could say the same for residential broadband in America…

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On the blockchain nobody knows you’re a fridge, but everyone knows when you screwed up. BTC: the ultimate bug bounty. coindesk.com/good-samaritan…

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Best project of this @Bronto hack week was a sysadmin who trolled another engineer’s project by changing a service to return insane data.

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NickSzabo4 New blog post: why so many tech gurus are excited about block chain technology (the dawn of trustworthy computing): unenumerated.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-da…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:37 PM, Dec 11th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

It appears the The Pirate Bay’s bold claims that they can’t be taken down permanently are still holding true. thepiratebay.cr

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@Magnus919 @jefft @BrammoSays @ZeroMC Yeah, when there’s an electric MC under $10,000 with a 200 mile HWY range, I’m in.

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@Magnus919 @jefft Gas pumps are being disrupted & decentralized by replacing them with your power outlet in your garage.

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Bitcoin does not and will not have a “killer app,” much like the Internet. It fundamentally changes human & machine interaction - YMMV.

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The Pirate Bay may be gone but the magnet links live on… via Twitter Web Client

BobMurphyEcon I have a new booklet, “Understanding Bitcoin,” that I co-authored with Silas Barta. understandingbitcoin.us/wp-content/upl…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:52 PM, Dec 9th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@randfish @NickSzabo4 Yeah, now we get to endure the guilt trip messages that start with “Hey, it looks like you’re blocking our ads…”

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@dan_pantera I’d be willing to bet that we’ll see another difficulty decrease next week.

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@NewbergNate Yeah this has been a learning experience for me. I also learned that most popular image hosting services strip EXIF data…

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@NewbergNate Try re-downloading the zip; the first version I uploaded was encrypted incorrectly :-/

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martindale Want to accept in a mobile app? @BitPay just launched Cordova and Android SDKs. Get ‘em while they’re hot! blog.bitpay.com/2014/12/09/emp…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:11 PM, Dec 9th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

By popular demand, here’s the solution to the bitcoin treasure hunt I created. medium.com/@lopp/a-puzzli…

via Twitter Web Client in reply to lopp

@el33th4xor Hm, @coinbase claimed back in April that they were rate limiting enumeration requests… blog.coinbase.com/post/814076945…

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The hunt is over; the treasure has been collected. Thanks to everyone who played along! I’ll post the solution soon. blockchain.info/address/1PUZZL…

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@ddahlke There’s probably a subreddit for that

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@NewbergNate You are close to the last clue! Stay tuned; if no one figures it out then I’ll start releasing clues.

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My bitcoin treasure hunt has gone unsolved for 24 hours; I’m tripling the reward. Feel free to RT for exposure. twitter.com/lopp/status/54…

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.@petertoddbtc pointed out that @blockchain’s change was committed & pushed to production in a span of hours. @blockchain, do you even QA?

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@Clairebell Actually it’s sponsored by @BitPay; Bitcoin is just open source software that isn’t owned by a company.

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@lorvax Technically @BitPay is the sponsor - Bitcoin is open source software that is not owned by a company.

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petertoddbtc blockchain.info screws up yet again; glad i ACKed removing them from bitcoin.org’s list of wallets reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 11:54 AM, Dec 8th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@pig_poetry @andybechtel @jgarzik I’m no sportsball expert, but I imagine they know ahead of time when toss will happen & can set a window.

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.@blockchain seems to be reporting -25 BTC tx fees for a number of blocks. ಠ_ಠ blockchain.info/block-index/50… blockchain.info/block-index/50…

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.@andybechtel @jgarzik The Bitcoin Bowl coin toss should be determined by taking a modulus 2 (even / odd) of next published block’s nonce.

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First @Uber driver in SC arrested for dropping off a fare at Charleston International Airport without a permit. postandcourier.com/article/201412…

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jefft NC State to play in first ever Bitcoin Bowl on Dec 26th /cc: @lopp

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:42 PM, Dec 7th, 2014 via Twitter for Android)

If it’s treasure ye seek, a private key you’ll find - dig deep! pic.twitter.com/6UJ3kPWrRX

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storjproject The official Storj Whitepaper is now available storj.io/storj.pdf

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 5:38 PM, Dec 6th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

@emilepetrone @adafruit @Bitcoin @pmarca Sounds about right; people are more willing to spend their money when it has more purchasing power.

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Are you a software dev who wishes to contribute your skills to the Bitcoin ecosystem but don’t know where to start? whatcanidoforbitcoin.org

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Filling in annual review accomplishments is easy for programmers: git log —author Your\ Name

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petertoddbtc Conclusion of the payments and identity discussion: “99.9% of the cost of payments is regulation; otherwise payments is trivial.”

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 12:31 PM, Dec 5th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

petertoddbtc Conclusion of smart contract discussion: no-one has a clue what a smart contract actually is, and if we did it’d need oracles.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 12:31 PM, Dec 5th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

Intentionally left a cleartext private key to a bitcoin balance open on my laptop as a compromised computer canary; so far so good…

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@pmccall777 slash hackerspace slash mashed potato bar

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@CathyReisenwitz @jbouie Probably a better question is to ask why the State and thus its agents rely upon violence.

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The rules governing the operation of the world are evolving before our eyes, yet many programmers still don’t realize the power they wield.

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@napoleon @Bitstein Nice fearmongering by @MatthewDriverMA. “WHY DO YOU NEED PRIVACY? THAT’S SUSPICIOUS!”

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@ErikVoorhees One of the downsides to a public ledger. People feel the need to understand what they see & waste time speculating.

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@balajis Unfortunate things tend to happen when you don’t pay the government its protection money…

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I’m still waiting for my phone’s predictive text feature to figure out that “http” will be followed by “://”

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@flyosity There are always a few bad apples. It’s just that the state hates to admit wrongdoing & set a precedent, so it protects minions.

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@flyosity On the plus side, the vast majority of LEOs haven’t killed any unarmed civilians…

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@flyosity The state has a monopoly on violence; you can’t prevent state sanctioned violence any more than the state can prevent crimes.

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Pull req to remove @blockchain’s wallet from bitcoin.org list looks like it has near-unanimous agreement. github.com/bitcoin/bitcoi…

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@ryanxcharles I’d hazard a guess that it’s also a result of ASIC manufacturers nearing the limits of silicon fabrication tech.

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Bitcoin mining difficulty readjusts by - 0.73%, the first decrease since January 2013. bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/diffic…

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

@PanteraCapital @altcoinhawk Looks like you’ve accidentally started mentioning @changecoin instead of @ChangeTip

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Unless something changes in next few hours, Bitcoin is about to experience its first mining difficulty drop in years bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/diffic…

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@PanteraCapital Excellent; I hope this means that you’ll be accelerating development of a public @ChangeTip API.

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If you’re sending sparsely populated metrics to @Graphite, you should learn about xFilesFactor: obfuscurity.com/2012/04/Unhelp… H/T @obfuscurity

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At this point I’m fairly certain that the search for a “stable store of value” is a fool’s quest. Value is inherently unstable.

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@barrysilbert @WorthWray @JohnFMauldin I’m not sure you can stabilize cryptocurrency price w/o controlling supply; its value ↑ as utility ↑.

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@barrysilbert Morris’ Golden Rules of Computer Security:

“Do not own a computer;
do not power it on;
and do not use one.”

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@JohnFMauldin @WorthWray I’m confused as to why you don’t consider Bitcoin a “stable medium of information” - it’s a permanent public ledger

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@JohnFMauldin @WorthWray Also note that value of the tokens is tied to security of blockchain tech due to incentives. coindesk.com/love-blockchai…

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@JohnFMauldin @WorthWray Good article, though backing value of cryptocurrency tokens with physical assets would require trusted 3rd parties.

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@TuurDemeester I think we can call this prediction busted now…

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.@ChangeTip rolls out one time use tip URLs that you can send to anyone. changetip.com/once

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I just made a purchase & my order ID is “alternative-shrill-paint.” What’s the value of generating mnemonic IDs for online orders?

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